Why A Group Of 3 Best Friends Is The Best

Why A Group Of 3 Best Friends Is The Best

"Two people is a friendship, three is a family."
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You’ve heard the quotes and the songs that say “Two is better than one." We always assume that means significant others because it seems like every song these days is about love… but to me, I think of my two best friends. It’s such an amazing feeling to have a best friend/soulmate in your life. They are your rock, your person, your sister and you already know they’ll be standing up there with you when you get married one day in a pastel colored dress as the maid of honor. I’m lucky enough to say that I have two people. I have two beautiful souls to call my rocks, my people, my sisters and my two future maids of honor that are going to plan me the best bachelorette party together. Some people always say that groups of three don’t work… in my eyes, I wouldn’t want it any other way. My terrific trio is one of the best parts of my life.

You have two other families and homes.

It’s no secret that when you’re best friends with someone, you become a part of their family. When you have two best friends, that means two other second families, two other houses to spend a countless amount of hours at and two other pantries to raid. It's also totally normal to be at both of these houses when your friend that lives there isn't.


That also means two other closets.

When you try and plan out outfits for events, you automatically take your best friend’s clothes into consideration. No question. Having three closets to choose from gives you so many options. And are you really best friends if you return their clothes in a timely manner right after you wear them?

You can sing the “Three Best Friends” song at any point.

“We're the three best friends that anybody can have!”

The best friendships on TV come in threes.

You guys can each get a nickname from a television trio. My best friends and I do this at least. Some of the cutest friendships come in groups of three in the world of television. For example: Danny, Joey, and Jesse from "Full House", Miley, Lily and Oliver from "Hannah Montana", Raven, Eddie and Chelsea from "That's So Raven" and Peyton, Brooke and Haley from "One Tree Hill".

Someone is always available to cuddle or go out.

No matter what you're in the mood for, you always have a best friend by your side since you have two of them. Everything is better when all three of you are together of course, but if one of you can't hang out, you will most likely have someone. Whether it's a night in with movies and food or getting dressed up for a night out, one of your best friends will always be down for whatever.


Theres a majority vote on everything.

If best friend #1 and #2 want sushi and #3 wants chipotle, you'll end up eating sushi. Decisions are always made faster when there are three of you.


Triple Dates.

Forget double dates. When you have two best friends, triple dates are the way to go. And then eventually when the guys are out of the picture, you'll be at ease knowing that you'll always have your two main girls by your side.


Your three personalities balance each other out.

No matter how alike you and your best friends are, no one person is completely and exactly the same as another. In a trio of three you have the mom, the rebellious teenager and the little kid of the group. You also might have the overly emotional, the overly tough and the overly content. No matter what the combination is, the three of you blend well together and you help make each other stronger and better.


You have two people in your corner.

Having a person that you know isn't going anywhere that understands you in the deepest way is the best part of having a best friend (it sounds like I'm dating them, promise I'm not) and having two of those people is even better. The three of you are the terrific trio, the three musketeers and everyone knows that you are a package deal. If you go somewhere with a group, there is a 96% chance they will both be by your side. You're basically a package deal for life. Two people is a friendship but three is a family.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.
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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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'The Perfect Date' Is The Perfect Example Of A Movie That Just Doesn't Get It

We don't need another romcom written by white old men who don't understand teenagers.

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Let me preface this by saying that "The Perfect Date" was not a bad movie, nor am I saying that it was written poorly in general or because men were at the helm of this film. But something about it left me feeling dissatisfied.

It had all the qualities to make a great teen romcom- a notable cast, teenage angst and awkwardness, and even techy affixation. It was all there. The social media context, the stardom that has become Noah Centineo and Camila Mendes, the highly relatable and quirky girl who just doesn't fit in. But it still felt like it didn't live up to its potential.

The film lacked depth and understanding of the reality of teenage-dom. It felt as though someone was trying desperately to grasp at the fun ease of a 1980s Hughes movie but without the perception or compassion of what a young adult is actually going through.

True, I'm a 22-year-old female in college, so I am a few years removed from actually being a teenager. But to me, the movie still seemed a little too forced and a little too presumptuous about being a 17-year-old kid in high school.

With Brooks (Noah Centineo) trying to raise enough money to go to the Ivy League college of, you guessed it, Yale, his incentives are lackluster and more importantly his relationship with his dad is offensive. He is continually putting his father down and acting as though he hasn't done enough for him but they both end up shrugging it off and joking about it. Like real men do, right? Brooks' storyline faulters on the 'good' guy with a heart of gold who falls in love with the girl from the other side of the tracks, complete with angst and combat boots.

Celia (Laura Marano) is a tough character to dissolve on her own. While I've heard many people talk about unlikable she is, I actually found myself relating to her blunt behavior and gracelessness. However, her character was driven to a point of exhaustion that never allowed her to actually show any genuine emotion or humanness. I know this is a crazy concept, but maybe give a female character something other than the love interest plot. Tell me about her family, show me what her interests are, give her depth instead of just telling us she's deep. We get it.

And of course, the complete disservice that was Murph (Odiseas Georgiadis). Another "sidekick" character that had all the fun, quirky minorities shoved into one. An app maker by day and coder by night, who just so happens to be in love with "Tuna Melt on Seven Grain" boy. We also never get to see anything personal about him or his sexuality. Sure, it's totally cool not to have an overdone coming out story mixed in, but why not throw in a talk between Brooks and Murph about their relationships and getting more of an insight to why Murph was so freaked out about sandwich boy.

The storyline was there, everything was set up for another wonderful Netflix teen movie of the ages. But it failed to convey understanding and emotion through the characters. I hope we can get more diverse stories as time goes on. I want teens and kids to be able to relate and learn from the people they see on their screens, to find a little piece of themselves in what they watch and make them feel something good.

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