7 types of friends you desperately need in your twenties



Friends are important at every age, but it’s the ones by your side in your twenties that are the most influential.

They’re the ones who’re going to teach you about yourself and help you grow, which is why you need a diverse group of people in your circle who each bring something different to your life.

Here are the 7 types of friends you hopefully already have in your life right now because you absolutely need them:

1. The friend who provides the drama

Face it, your life would be way less entertaining without the friend whose life is a never-ending roller coaster ride. Yes, they can sometimes be annoying and incredibly dramatic, but you live for their stories. They give you actual life and they make you feel both thankful and kind of jealous.

2. The friend who’s like a grandma

We all need a friend who tells us not to do the reckless thing we really want to do. A friend who doesn’t drink, smoke, do any type of drugs, and gets pissy when they’re not at home in bed by 10 p.m. Maybe they’re already married with a couple of kids or maybe they’re just a natural homebody. Either way, they keep you grounded and hanging out with them is a nice reprieve from all your drunk and disorderly peeps.

3. The friend who’s a total wild child

You’re constantly wondering how this friend’s even made it this far in life. They’re basically a big child who seems incapable of functioning in the adult world. They’re constantly blowing up your phone with random questions about how to boil water for pasta or work the washing machine, whether or not they should text someone back, etc. And even though they annoy you to tears sometimes, they mean well and they’re good practice for when you eventually have a kid.

4. The friend you can always call for advice

They might be a know-it-all at times, but you’d probably be dead in a ditch if it wasn’t for this person. No matter what time of day it is, you can call them for advice and they’ll give it to you without any biased. They’re the kind of selfless person who puts themselves in other people’s shoes, so you know you can trust what they say to you.

5. The friend who knows how to have fun

You probably don’t spend a ton of time with this friend, and that’s probably because they’re way too busy jet-setting across the world and doing fabulous things to hang out with you all the time. However, whenever you do see them, it’s an absolute ball. They know how to have a good time and whenever you’re with them, you feel inspired to live your best life.

6. The friend you kind of hate

They’re kind of a jerk, but they give you things you wouldn’t be able to get on your own. No, I don’t mean materialistic possessions (but that would be dope too). They introduce you to really cool people and places, and even though you probably wouldn’t trust them with your deepest darkest secrets, you know you need them in your life right now.

7. The friend you’av known since middle school

We all have at least one friend we’ve known for a very long time, and honestly, that’s the friend that truly matters! The friend you’ve known as long as you could walk is the friend you should work really hard to keep. Your middle school friend has seen you through your most embarrassing and awkward times. Besides your family, they’ve loved you the longest. You need them.

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