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We definitely use the word "friend" a lot more loosely than we used to . . . after all, I still have Facebook "friends" who I met at a bar one time in 2008. But we still take the concept of BEST friends pretty seriously.
A new survey asked people what it takes for someone to be their "best" friend.
And the average person says they need to be friends with the person for four years . . . and go through four INTENSE personal experiences together.
So what experiences build up your "best friend" resume? Here are the top five . . .
1. Going through something traumatic.
2. Going on vacation.
3. Going on a road trip.
4. Talking regularly on the phone or texting at least once a day.
5. Showing loyalty and having each other's back.