5 Perks That Prove That Your Friends Having Significant Others is Actually the Best Thing Ever

5 Perks That Prove That Your Friends Having Significant Others is Actually the Best Thing Ever

…contrary to popular belief

Everyone talks about the perks of having a partner, or how annoying it is how one friend will slowly disappear when they get in a relationship. But, actually, there are some benefits to your gain as well when your friend is in a relationship.

1. Double dates

Obviously, this one only works if you have a partner as well. But what a great time! You basically get to go on a date with your best friend while your SO’s just chill and get to know each other (and hopefully become BFF’s, too).

2. You basically gain another friend

SO’s usually hang around a lot. Which is cool if they’re cool. You get to gain another friend just by being around them so much. Effortless friendship? Heck yes.

3. Another soul to save you

We’ve all (well, hopefully not all) have had those nights out where you and your friends get a little too rowdy and need to call for reinforcements to save your souls. This is where you or your friends' significant other can swoop in and save the day when they choose to stay in or just randomly appear at a blink of an eye. Your friends are always texting them, so they are only a message away.

4. Rides

I’m not sure why this always happen to me, but I usually end up needing a ride to my friend’s apartment before a night out and seriously, shout out to my friend’s boyfriends who have picked me up and taken me there. You guys rock.

5. The Ups and the Downs

If you and your friends are all in relationships, then you’re all kind of in the same boat. You can cry on each other's shoulders and go drown in ice cream if you, or they, get into a little argument with the SO’s. It’s pretty nice to be there for someone and to have someone right next to you that can sympathize with, because we all know significant others can be cool but friends always come first.

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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.

I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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To My Long-Distance Best Friend, We Might Be 7,811 Miles Apart, But Our Friendship Only Gets Stronger

It breaks my heart that I cannot be around for your birthdays or to celebrate your achievements. But I'm so proud of every milestone you achieve. I am so proud of all your accomplishments and the person you are becoming.


To my best friend,

It has been 270 days since I last met you and 206 more days until I meet you again. People say that time flies by quickly, but these have been the most difficult days that seemed to drag on forever. Five years ago when you were sitting next to me on the first day of our sociology class, I had no idea we would end up being best friends. From sharing my mother's parathas during lunch breaks to the countless sleepovers, I will never forget all the memories we created throughout high school.

I vividly remember the day I told you I would be studying abroad. You were so happy and proud of me for pursuing my dreams but also upset that we wouldn't be seeing each other every now and then. I was worried if our friendship would even last. But we have spent almost two years away from each other and our friendship only seems to get stronger.

I'm so grateful to technology for allowing us to be in touch all the time. My day doesn't feel complete if I do not receive a text from you. I know we do not video call often because of how busy our schedules are (another reason being time zones suck and I cannot do the math), but always know that I am there for you. It breaks my heart that I cannot be around for your birthdays or to celebrate your achievements. But I'm so proud of every milestone you achieve. I am so proud of all your accomplishments and the person you are becoming.

We have both had some terrible friendship experiences in our past before we met each other that have completely broken our faith in friendships. But know that you can always count on me and that I will never leave your side. Know that I will always set an alarm early in the morning just to video call you. Know that I will always be there for you (even if I'm not physically present around you). Know that you will always be the first person I share everything with.

I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me. Thank you for encouraging me to make new friends at college. Thank you for always being there during my failures and reminding me that it's not the end of the world and that more opportunities will come my way. Thank you for being there during my successes and being my number one cheerleader. Thank you for always reminding me to love myself. You not only have a special place in my heart but also have a special place in my family. My mother and sister not only glad that I have a best friend like you but also adore you so much. It is impossible to imagine a life without you.

I cannot wait for more butter chicken sleepover dates in December!

Lots of love,

Your best friend.

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