I was reading an article about how your significant others shouldn't be your best friend, because it's impossible to find one person will all the same personality traits or interests. But that doesn't describe a best friend. Ever heard of opposites attract?
Personally, I couldn't be in a relationship with someone who is exactly like me. I'm strong-willed, stubborn and kind of a brat, so I couldn't even imagine how many fights I would get in with someone who was just like me. People were meant to be different and unique. We weren't meant to be the same. I build relationships with people who I know my personality will get along with, not because of how identical they are.
My boyfriend is patient and hardly gets angry. He knows how to deal with me at my worst, and trust me I can be really mean. But our different personalities work really well together. He's my best friend I can do everything with and we don't try to force it. He loves watching reality shows and is the one to force me to keep watching. He loves running errands with me and never complains. I even fill out sport brackets with him or watch movies, because it's what he likes to do. We have separate interest, but we both try our best to enjoy them together.
I don't need a separate life with my friends to talk to about shows or drama, because there's nothing I can't discuss with my boyfriend. He’ll always be my go-to person when I have something to share.
I'm not sure if what I have with my boyfriend is a fairytale or something that isn't easy to find, but I'll always be grateful for it. I would rather my boyfriend be my best friend than just a guy I can share half my life with.
It's not a deal-breaker to not have your significant other be your best friend. If it works for both of you and it feels like a fairytale, then keep doing your thing. Just don't settle if you're not happy, because you should feel it in your gut if you're in the right place with the right person.