13 'Snapchat Friends' Every College Kid Has In Their Life

13 'Snapchat Friends' Every College Kid Has In Their Life

Which one are you?

Like most people, I'm addicted to Snapchat.

It's rare if I go a day without using it, even if I don't post anything on my story. One of my favorite things about it? It's a solid advancement in virtual communication, adding a little more tone to your text.

You can add filters, share reactions with your Bitmoji twin, share a piece of your life with the world in real time, and have loads of fun while doing it.

Just like we all have different texting styles, we all form our own reputations via Snapchat:

1. The Streak Buddy

Talking to this person is a part of a daily routine. When you see the hourglass indicating your streak is about to end, you panic and blow their phone up in an attempt to make the deadline and save it.

2. The Animal Filter Abuser

My thoughts exactly.

It has yet to be confirmed what this person looks like in real life or even in a picture without a filter. All the cutesy ones with bulging eyes and a blue tint are starting to look the same.

Is it a crime to show your nose, or is the dog filter a necessary accessory? Will we get to see what these abusers look like IRL? The world may never know.

3. The Mile Long Story

I'll admit, I'm this person when I'm really excited to see some friends I haven't seen in a while, or I just want to relive my day at the end of it (half the time, our stories are for us more than they are for our friends anyway).

If you're ever wondering if your friends are desperately clicking through your story, ask yourself these questions:

Did you watch more of the concert with your bare eyes or through your screen?

Did you make a documentary of your bar escapades to watch while you're hungover tomorrow morning?

If so, you're probably your only viewer who didn't flatten a thumb to get through it.

(PSA: If you do post an entire concert, at least let people know who it is so we know if it's worth turning our volume up or not).

4. The Screenshot-Taker

Guilty as charged. It used to be a bad habit when "Blackmail Wednesday" was a thing. Now, I just like to have funny pictures to look at later.

An infinite time limit is nice, but taking a screenshot takes it to infinity and beyond.

5. The Inseparable Couple

Several emojis and swooning Bitmojis later, it's the same sh*t, different day.

If they miss a day or two of posting about their overflowing love for each other, we're left wondering because we've become just as invested in their relationship as they are.

Did they break up? Did they have to sped the day without each other? Are they in a rough patch? We need answers!

6. The Message Hoarder

If you're having a conversation on Snapchat, it makes sense to press and hold to save the messages so as not to forget what was said. Soon, your data's nearing full capacity, and you're just not ready to let go.

Now you're committed (and maybe headed toward a streak).

7. The Anti-Texter

Those friends who never answer their messages, but will be the first to send or open a snap: why?

Because snap conversations disappear, these types of Snap-chatters result in the Message Hoarders described above.

8. The Group Chat Enthusiast

Another group chat notification? It's probably just Sarah with a voice filter letting the squad know she's ready for the weekend even though it's only Tuesday.

9. The Foodie

Fancy restaurant? Snapchat.

Pancakes for dinner? Snapchat.

Chinese take-out? Snapchat.

They'd rather eat a luke-warm meal than miss the opportunity for a drool-worthy story.

10. The Comedian

The best part of my day is when my funny friends post. Listening to an overly dramatic story of something outrageous that (may or may not have) happened just makes life so much better. Who cares either way as long as you laugh, right?

11. The Plug

"What's the move?"

The Drake of the group who is a pretty cool dude, but mostly gets invited because everyone feels a little bad for him and just wants to make sure he's included.

He's always looking for a party, and somehow, he gets lucky every once in a while. It may be because he's always saying to, "hit [him] up" for something illegal, but he doesn't care.

12. The Alcoholic

These come in many forms. It could be someone who is at the bar 24-seven and feels the need to post every round of shots, or it could be that girl whose favorite aesthetic is watching Netflix and drinking wine alone.

Why it's so popular to publicly portray yourself as a hot mess -- I don't know, but who am I to talk?

13. The "Wifey" Material

She either just made hot dogs and mac and cheese, or baked chocolate chip cookies. Either way, she's wondering why she's single when she's clearly the next Martha Stewart.

She can boil rice. Wife her up.

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To The Boy Who Will Love Me Next

If you can't understand these few things, leave before things get too involved

To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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Just Like Any Other Toxic Relationship, It's Time To Breakup With Your Phone

Our phones are our individual prisons and you need to free yourself.


Cell phones. Ever wonder why they're called "cellular devices?" Well, the suffix "ular" means "relating to," or "resembling." And "cell," well, the first thing you think is a prison cell! So, cellular devices resemble a prison. We trap ourselves in them. We go behind the gate, close and lock the door, and throw away the key. We place our full identity in what we put on social media. We waste precious time scrolling through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We send memes instead of talking to someone face-to-face. We Snapchat the people right beside us, instead of just talking to them.

You know when you're in a toxic relationship, everyone tells you to break up with that person. They're bad for you. They only hurt you. You're better than that. Our relationship with our phone is like that too. So, break up with your phone! You don't need that negativity, that comparison, or that judgment.

I'm a teenager. I'm supposed to be the one attached to my phone, right? Well, I'm the "odd" one who actually wants to see your eyes and not have our phones around when we talk. I hate how it's so accepted, and encouraged, to neglect the necessity of human, face-to-face conversations with words coming out of our mouths. Our thumbs move faster, and more frequently, than our mouths do anymore.

I wish there was a national day where all electronics were forbidden, making you go an entire 24 hours without them.

Eventually, after you go through withdrawal, you would come to love the world you so often ignore. I promise. This January, I took the whole month away from social media. Even taking away that part of phone use was eye-opening. The sky is pretty, the birds sing, people actually dress up. There's also this thing called the outdoors — it's really cool! I don't know, I'm just glad that I haven't caught the millennial-bug. It's contagious, so beware.

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