My best friend and I have kind of a waxing/waning relationship because we both are really busy people. But we met when we were both working and in school, and lived very close to each other, so we hit it off really well. We also bonded over a bizarre experience involving a pimp and a hooker at a coffee shop, so I think we'll always be friends.
Our middle school had a forum on the city's news website (it was hilariously dramatic and awesome and mentioned in Seventeen for being awful). There was a post exchanging AIM screen names. I picked hers because it didn't have numbers on the end. It turned out we had a class together. We spent our first weeks together passing each other notes depicting stick figure porn. Best friends forever.
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We just started hanging out as kids. It was seamless. It was like a switch flicked and suddenly we hung out together all the time.
tbh a lot of my close friends have been a kind of BOOM! FRIENDS situation.
Through another friend in highschool.
I thought she was a huge loser and I didn't want anything to do with her. But then she was pretty much forced on me, so.
Best friend #1: I met her in sixth grade. We hit it off right away.
Best friend #2: I met her through friends sometime in high school. We did not like each other at all. I thought she was mean, she thought I was annoying lol. We didn't like each other for many months at least. Then when we were freshman in college, some friends were visiting me at my school and they dragged her along even though she did. not. want. to. go. At all. Then we started to like (tolerate) each other more that night, and then by two months later, we were friends. I don't know when exactly it happened, though.
Best friend #3: We met each other freshman year of college when we lived on the same hall. We never clashed, but we also didn't hit it off right away. We didn't become friends until probably six months into the school year when things with my roommate were going down hill.
Best friend #4: We met in first grade. We clashed at first. It wasn't an outright dislike, like with #2, we just... weren't suuuper fond of each other? We didn't become friends honestly until ninth grade math class.
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One of my "best friends" I've known since infancy but we fought a ton until roughly middle school, another I met in 3rd grade and I thought she was a moron but we hung out until we became friends, and another I met in 7th and while she seemed interesting I thought she hated me until college. So yeah, mostly clashing.
We met in 2005 or 2006 at a party thrown by some girl on LJ. It was an LJ party and there were about eight women and we all got henna tattoos and this girl and I I ended up talking, and it was like love at first sight, and we've been best friends almost ever since. I love her so much.
We met in 7th grade at school. I asked her if she wanted to hang out sometime cause i thought she was cool and popular (lol) so we did. Come to find out she only lived a block away from me and we never knew it. Her parents, her sister and she still live in that house. I go over there all the time. Yes, we've been goofy best friends ever since and we're both 25.
We met in middle school, we had a few classes together. We were in the same circle of friends, we weren't best friends in the beginning, just friends. But eventually we grew closer to each other and after our little group of friends sort of went our separate ways, we remained good friends and became each other's best friend.
With my one bff, she moved in next door when we were in fifth grade. I remember being really hesitant to meet her because my mom was forcing me to and I had severe social anxiety at the time. But it turns out she was pretty much equally awkward and uncool and we've been bffs every since, so, going on 11 years now or something.
With the other, she was a very quiet, goody-two-shoes who was roomed in the dorm next to mine our freshman year that I never really expected to be friends with, but we clicked surprisingly well considering how different we are (I'm more loud and boisterous and she's like a virginal church mouse). Eventually she moved into my dorm after my roommate turned out to be an evil bitch.
She sat in front of me in the Harry Potter class I took :D
We got put in the same House, so we just ended up sitting together and working together.
We met on the bus on the way to school in seventh grade. I had a really bad anxiety disorder (which wasn't diagnosed until two years later) and she was very loud and outspoken; we hit it off right away, though, and she's been in and out of my life ever since. She moves around a lot and I've only seen her twice since we were thirteen (five years ago) but we talk on Facebook all the time and she'll always be a part of my life.
I met one whilst waiting for my brother outside of the primary school with my mother, she was the only other little girl there and our brothers also happened to be in the same grade. I was 3. She was my first friend~
I met another in kindergarten.
I met another in prep.
I met my best friend in 6th grade but did not become Official Bros until probably 8th grade. I actually hated him for a bit because he made fun of a science project I did.
In year 7, 2001. We didn't get close for a year because she used to be really shy and didn't speak much in our group.
We got put together in the same form class when we started high school. We bonded over our hatred of many things (like our classmates).
Actually she had been in the same syndicate as me at intermediate a year earlier, and she claims to have complimented me on my watch and apparently I just stared at her as if she was completely weird. I don't remember that at all, but it sounds like something I'd do because she was very popular at intermediate and I was a massive dork so I was probably wondering why she was talking to me.
I met her when I moved to Germany and was adopted by her circle of friends. I missed the bus and she offered to let me come to her house, then bought me a burrito from the burrito stand outside the PX, from then on we were friends. We had our difficulties and stopped talking for a couple of years, then she found out I was about 20 minutes away from where she lived, and we just picked up like nothing had happened.
We don't talk as often as either of us would like, but I adore her and miss her like crazy.
My best friend and I met when I was in the third grade and she was in the second, we formed a "fairy club" together because of our shared interest in fantasy/magical creatures. I went to a different school in sixth grade but we caught back up with each other through the internet when we were around 14-15.
I have a few. My oldest friend and I were assigned a shared locker in 7th grade for PE. We're still friends 21 years later, along with a couple other girls we had in classes we all shared. We were good to go right away.
My bffs here were all met through LJ and we all hit it off right away, too.
To be fair, I've never had any fights with any friends. I'm too laid back for that shit.
We met because we both ate lunch in the same room at lunch in junior high--the drama classroom. There were separate clubs in there three days a week, but the teacher left it open every day for students to eat lunch in there if they wanted. The clubs were a drama club, a sci fi club, and a religious group--none of us who regularly ate in there were actually religious but we just ... didn't want to move so we just stayed lol.
Anyway, at the end of one of the years I was going around having people sign my yearbook. I knew her at the time but we didn't talk all that often. I asked her to sign my yearbook and she signed her first and last name. So I was like "um, you could ... if you want, you can write something, I wasn't asking for your actual signature" and so she changed it to "[firstname lastname] says:" and then wrote some stuff, lol. We've been friends ever since, about twelve-ish years on now. My family treats her as family as we're so annoyingly close. XD
I've got two other best friends as well. One of them I was introduced to by a mutual friend as the three of us were enrolled in a kanji class at the previous college I was attending. Mutual friend introduced us because we both liked the same ridiculous Japanese boy band. XDDDD
The third one I met because we were both members of the same street team. She lived in the midwest but was visiting California (where I live) with her mum. She posted on some forums saying she was heading out to California and would like to meet some people out here so I replied and we met up at a mall and hung out for the day. We hit it off but I eventually left the group because of some stupid drama issues and we fell out of touch. Five or six years later we were both at the same concert (for that same band we had been street teaming for)--I had actually been contemplating not going so I'm really glad I decided to after all (whenever we're feeling particularly sentimental we have caps locked declarations of love saying stuff like BUT WHAT IF WE HAD NEVER RE-MET OUR LIVES WOULD BE SO DIFFERENT ;A;). She saw me by the merch booth, recognized me, and we (and some other friends) stayed outside the venue chatting and catching up for like four hours afterward. She's in Arizona now and I rarely see her but we each make the trip out to see one another when we can. We've both got very loud personalities and I imagine it's quite a lot to handle, being around us both at the same time since we're so similar lol. Weirdly enough, this third best friend that I met through street teaming also gets along fantastically with the other two best friends and even though I all met them separately and the three of them haven't known each other all that long (though it's been well over a year now, thinking about it) we've sort of formed one unit (and very occasionally have been able to all meet up, the four of us). I'm quite lucky to have three such awesome people so close to me in my life.
She dated my ex years after he and I broke up. He and I ran into each other and he said "You have to meet Cathy, she's awesome" and he was right. SHE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
I have two that I consider to be best friends. With one, we were in the same kindergarten class and just hit it off. With the other, her family moved in to the house next door. Again, we hit it off right away. The funny thing, is that friend #2 used to live two houses down from friend #1, so they were good friends as well. All three of us have been best friends for over 25 years.
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bff 1: we met in the womb. we mostly hit if off, though we can clash at times. :o
bff 2: junior year of college, in the dorm. we kind of hit it off, and then as we got to know each other better, we clicked more and more.
My best friend in high school and for a few years after that, we sat next to each other in English. One day I had a sex dream about her so I came into class, turned around and told her about it. She asked if she liked it in the dream and I said "no, you were crying". She just said we should be friends and bam. Best friends for like 10 years. Our lives changed big time in different directions and we aren't close any more but that story is my favorite.
My one best friend now, we met at a summer camp for kids. He was majorly crushing on me at first, and I remember one day in particular, I was leaving the camp and backed up full speed into a telephone pole, then drove away laughing maniacally (because I was a crazy fucker) and he was the only one to saw it. Later he just squinted at me and said "well played". We dated a couple of times at first, and there is a story about hot river rocks that I could tell which was hilarious but too long for this forum. After that incident we didn't talk for 6 months and when we met again in college we became BEST friends. He is the best person ever, except that he drives me literally bonkers when we are together for any long length of time. That's to be expected because we are both quite mad. Our relationship was rocky for I would say the first 4 years, but that's what makes me so happy to know him because I don't know anyone else that would just sit in that uncomfortable period of time and still want to be friends afterward. We've been friends for 8 years now.
My other best friend now, we met one day when he walked into my college and all I said was "I love your shoes, they look like playdough". He was dating a friend of mine. That didn't work out and he and I stopped talking after they broke up, then randomly found each other again later and became roommates. I love him with the bright hot intensity of a thousand suns. He's the only person in the world that laughs at the same shit I laugh at, every time. We also share a love of Will & Grace and he gets all of my random pop culture references from the 90s, which nobody else ever, ever does.
Guess you never know who's gonna be your best friend out of a sex dream, or a stupid car accident, or an overexcited compliment.
I met Emily and Megan when we were nearly three in ballet class. We hit it off right away, as all little three year old ballerinas do.
I met Jill in 5th grade when we were in the same class and realized we were also on the same bus route and our birthdays were exactly a month apart. We quickly became fast friends.
I met Mike, my husband my fall semester of senior year in college and while we hit it off right away, we had our learning curve as all new couples do.
I don't really have a 'best' friend, because I have so few friends and they're all really special. I'll tell you how I met them:
We were in a craft class in college and she asked me if I'd blow a balloon up for her. After that we got talking and became friends.
We hated each other the first moment we set eyes on each other. Neither of us know why. We constantly sniped at each other. To this day we cannot remember what changed and how we became friends eventually.
Some bitch in college was being really horrible to me and I was about to really lay into her about how mean she was being when Sam called over "Hey, I saved you a seat over here." I was like "errrmmm, okay. Do I know you?" When I sat down she said that she saw I was getting really angry and if I'd shouted at this girl I would've got into serious trouble. So basically, she saved me! :D
We had some clash, but knew each other more and we became like twins.
I have two people I would call best friends. I met them both during my heavy partying stage.
One, we will call her A, I met at a party in San Francisco while I was tripping hard on acid, couldn't find the friend I was there with, and was beyond scared. I latched onto her and spent the entire night by her side. We were pretty much inseparable after that.
Two, we will call her J, I met after the same party in San Francisco [it's a weekly event, this was a different day though] - I needed a ride across the bridge, and she was going to an after party with her boyfriend at the time. I knew him, so I asked if they could give me a ride to the subway station across the bridge, and they said yes. Instead, she forgot to drop me off at the station, and I ended up getting essentially kidnapped and going to this after party with them. We added each other on Facebook after that, and bonded mostly through memes. lol :)
I should note that we have all grown past that phase in our lives since, but have remained close and bonded through a seemingly endless succession of after parties that did, unfortunately, end :)
I was in a pool. She was standing next to it and a person we had in common introduced us. We got along quite quickly but we have had some epic fights (we didn't speak freshman year of high school or the first six months of college).
Best friend #1 - we went to grade school together. From grades 4-6 we sort of had mutual friends but didn't hang out directly (although she reports thinking my braids were really cool). Grades 7-8 we started walking home together and basically I wound up at her house every night until crazy late.
Best friend #2 - grabbed me to be chemistry lab partners in first year of undergrad. We proceeded to get ice cream after every lab period but didn't hang out otherwise. At the end of term day she called me up to ask if I wanted to live together next semester (had to meet a gender ratio for residence and I was the only girl she liked) and we've been in constant contact ever since (if not living together than IMing and texting daily).
Hm. Old best friend: through her ex-boyfriend. I knew him at the day camp I went to. He was a year older than me. I joined the drama group my freshman year of high school and he introduced me to his girlfriend, Jessica. We clicked instantly thanks to us both loving to write. She wrote vampire stories, I wrote Star Wars and fantasy stories. We weren't really close until my junior and her senior year. We had a theater class together and then we were in the drama group together so we spent a lot of time with each other. After she graduated, it was harder for us to hang out more. She started dating a guy she met at her work (Dunkin' Doughnuts) and things pretty much went downhill. They ended up breaking up because he was emotionally abusive (it wouldn't surprise me if he was physically abusive, though). Now she's with a guy that got her pregnant who also stole money from her family to gamble. The baby just turned two, though. I've never even gotten to meet her. We just...lost contact outside of Facebook (mainly due to her not making an effort to want to talk to me/come see me etc) and drifted apart. It really sucks because we've known each other for like...ten years.
I'm still friends with another girl from high school who was actually Jessica's best friend (still is, I guess, though they don't see each other very often) and I consider her one of my best friends, but we're not super close. She's busy with working and her kids. I don't see her very often.
I do have two other best friends that became best friends over the last few years. One of them is Cheranne, a girl I graduated from high school with. We "knew" each other all of our lives because of going to the same schools, but we were in opposite classes and had completely opposite friend circles in high school so we never got to know each other. It was only over Facebook when we added each other and then when I wanted to go to a local amusement park that we started hanging out. We've been friends ever since and she's definitely one of my best friends.
My other best friend is Marybeth. She and I have known each other since we were little, too, but . She's a year older than me. Our moms used to work at the same bus company together so we've known each other since we were little, but we never became friends. It was only through us working together at our current job that we started talking and became closer, and we're easily each other's best friend. What's kinda cool is that our moms worked together when we were little, and then we work together now, and our moms also work at the same (not the same one as Marybeth and I) company.
We were in the womb together :) We've never seriously clashed.