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Why Our Best Friends Are Mostly the Ones We Meet in College

There are many reasons that people say college will be the best years of your life. The obvious ones aside, you do actually meet people who are most likely to stick with you for a long, long time. We make connections and friendships that prove to be real and are ones that can only happen in college.

Bright Side wants to share with you exactly why many people think that our college friends are some of our best friends in the world.

1. You were friends around the time when you probably needed your friends the most.

Most of us definitely know how intense and tough college can be. There are exams, there is studying, we’re taking out student loans, and so many other things, that our stress levels are pretty much maxed out for most of our time there. So, friends are one of the few things that help us keep it together and that’s no small feat.

2. They were your family when you needed them or were feeling homesick.

When you were in college, you were probably far away from home, away from your parents, siblings and hometown friends. So, you found the closeness you were looking for in your new friends, that are usually your roommates too.

3. They have seen you at your worst.

Whether it’s a panic attack, exams, stress, or emotional breakdowns, your college friends have been there for you and have helped you go through it all. And despite seeing all this, they still liked you and wanted to be your friend!

4. They have seen you at your best.

If there were bad moments, then there were definitely good ones too! And your college friends have probably been around for those as well. Like when you passed an important exam or got any kind of good news, most of the time, your friends at college are the first ones you’d share the news with, and vice versa.

5. You make unforgettable memories with them.

Whether it’s at a party, a night out, the day after, or any other kind of trouble you got yourself into, they were there with you, going through the same experiences.

6. They know all your biggest secrets.

All those experiences that you had with them, and any kinds of other secrets and things you wouldn’t tell anyone, they probably know about. You really have no choice but to be friends with them!

7. You are at the same phase of life as they are.

You (probably) all live together, you’re all broke together, and you’re all struggling with the same things. These hardships build the strongest connections.

8. You share important life-knowledge with them.

Living together in dorms can be a good thing for yet another reason — you teach each other basic life skills. What goes into the microwave and what doesn’t, how to properly wash your clothes, and anything else you can think of. These are an important part of the preparation for “Real Life” after college.

9. You mentally prepare each other for the next scary step: Real Life.

Life after college is when things get serious and hard. No matter how far away that is, it’s never stopped you from worrying and panicking with your friends about it.

10. You probably work together too.

College students usually have jobs, which help with the whole “surviving college as a broke student” process. In many cases, your friends have probably helped you get a job or even start a job with them.

How many of your old college friends are still your best friends? Please let us know.