22 Types of Friends You’ll Recognise Now You’ve Graduated
Whether you like them or not, they’re here.
1. The ‘work friend’.
They make everyday working life so much more bearable. They’re by no means your bestie, but you appreciate them and may actually tell them what you did over the weekend.
2. And the actual work BFF.
They know all your stories – in fact, they’re in most of them – and you honestly couldn’t get through the day without them.
3. The one you’ve been friends with for years.
Childhood friends who have too much on you. You will probably be friends forever. Not so much because you want to be, but just because.
4. And the new friend you actually like more.
Unlike the school or uni friend, they don’t know about all your horrible drunken offences so you initially see them as an opportunity to reinvent yourself. Until you inevitably do get drunk with them.
5. The one who you only ever really see at parties.
Are they nocturnal? Do they have a life outside of the party? The only reason you know their birthday is because they had a slamming do for it.
6. And the one who you can’t do your hobbies without.
7. The ex.
They’re not reeeeally friends but you insist that they are so you can reference them whenever someone says “You can’t be friends with your ex.”
8. The uni friend.
They’re all over your Timehop but now that you’ve graduated and live in different cities, you’ve drifted apart.
9. The friend of a friend who you see all the time but don’t really like.
Your ~actual~ friend is always inviting them out and you see them way more often than you’d like.
10. The one you met while travelling.
You met them on holiday once and shared some crazy adventures abroad. You vow to visit them soon. So soon. But you probably won’t get round to it.
11. The sensible one.
The antithesis to your party friends, you go to coffee shops and food festivals with these friends. They are wise and sensible and have no interest in clubs. They give great advice and keep you grounded.
12. And the frenemy.
Why are you even still friends with these people? You don’t really like them but don’t really know what to do about it either.
13. The friend with benefits.
Bonus points if you can keep them as friends and it doesn’t get messy or weird.
14. The online friend.
You met this person somewhere on the internet and have actually talked quite a lot but just haven’t ever met them in the flesh.
15. That one friend who’s really great at DIY.
You cannot assemble IKEA furniture without this one. Hold them tight. Never let them go.
16. The one who only gets in touch when they need somewhere to stay.
They live somewhere else and you only ever seem to hear from them when they’re in town and need a place to stay.
17. The friend of your SO.
They might be great but they’re rented friends. If you and your gf/bf ever break up, they’re gone.
18. The workout friend.
Good for getting you pumped up and motivated. Like the New Year’s resolution of friends.
19. The last resort friend.
It’s awful, but we all have them. Everyone else is busy so you call this person.
20. The one who’s a complete disaster.
There is always some drama or crisis happening with this friend and they need your help. You moan but secretly love it because, hey, never a dull moment.
21. The rich and successful one.
Everyone has that friend that’s just absolutely minted despite being roughly the same age as you. You both love and hate them at the same time.
22. And the one you literally couldn’t live without.
Whether you’ve known them for years or you’ve only just met them, you’re never letting this one go. Ever.