1. The Frenemies
One of the friends may want to eat the other in this scenario.
2. The Acquaintances
These friends see each other in passing. They know one another’s names… annnnd that’s about it.
3. The Close Friends
These friends gab about whatever, and generally share their possessions freely. Sometimes they sit on each other.
4. The One-Sided Friendship
This friend is always getting up in your business and sniffin’ around.
5. The Group Friendship
In this friendship, everybody is friends and everybody hangs out. It’s like a platonic-emotion orgy.
6. The Best Friends
Because best friends let best friends chill on their forehead. On Facebook it probably says that they’re married to each other.
7. The Vacay Friend
They may not see each other often, but they are allll about carousing in leisurely places. You follow them on Instagram purely to see if they will ever get arrested in a foreign country.
8. The Crunchy Granola Friends
These friends tend to talk about their yoga-certification classes together, and like to compare their current stages of enlightenment.
9. The Party Animals
THESE guys. You know the people who always end up staying over on your couch, even if it was only supposed to be a quiet dinner party? Yeah, that’s these two.
10. The Deceptive Friend
That friend who you THINK is an awesome little butterfly, but turns out to be a lowly PIECE OF TAPE.
11. The friends who see each other on the street and promise to hang out soon…
… but never ever actually do.
12. The Fangirls
These friends are over-flowing with energy and opinions about every little thing, and they generally tend to follow a single, ruthless leader.
13. The Not-So-Secretly-in-Love Friends
These friends tend to lock eyes just a little too long… and they stand just a little too close. Why don’t they just freaking admit it already??
Here’s hoping we can all strike up some new butterfly friendships of our own. Happy National Learn About Butterflies Day!
- Edit: A piece of tape masquerading as a butterfly water cooler friend was identified as such and has since been corrected.
- Dylann Roof pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges in the Charleston church massacre.