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The 24 Stages Of Becoming Best Friends

"A best friend isn't a person, it's a tier" - Mindy Lahiri.

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1. So you're in a social situation and get introduced to a new person.

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2. You strike up a casual conversation with them.


3. All of a sudden, they say something that you really just ~connect~ with.

4. From there, the conversation just flows.

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5. You feel like you've known them all your life.

6. You exchange details and the lovefest continues.

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7. You get deep into their social media, seeing that you have SO MUCH IN COMMON.


8. You're both like "OMG how did we not meet before now?!"

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9. You can't wait to hang out with them again.

10. And you're constantly texting each other.

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11. You tell your other besties about your new friend excitedly...

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12. ...and you can't wait to introduce them because you know they'd get along, too.


13. Every time you hang out, you learn more about them and you love them even more.

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14. The more time you spend together, the stronger your bond becomes.

15. Things that would be boring with anyone else are hilarious and awesome experiences.


16. You get to a point where you can be totally honest with them and cancel plans, knowing that they won't hate you forever.


17. You know all their weird shit and secrets, and vice versa.

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18. You start to have shared experiences and in-jokes.


19. You're both all "OMG what would I do without you?"

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20. Soon, you're totally in sync.

21. Eventually, you may have an argument.


22. It sucks, and you rush to resolve it.

23. When it's all said and done, you're thankful for the experience as you're left with a deeper understanding of your new BFF, and a more meaningful friendship than before.

24. And you know that no matter what, you've made a friend for life.