The 18 Best Things About Having Guy Friends

The coveted, platonic relationship between a guy and a girl BFF is something most only see as legend.

Two people with potential sexual energy CANNOT POSSIBLY get along without wanting to jump each other. Am I right?

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The answer is no. Having a close guy friend has more benefits than any potential uncomfortableness that may be brought on by two close friends hanging out alone. Not to mention that most of the time, they’re more like a brother than any kind of potential hook-up, the prospect of which makes you actually want to vom.

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The Ed Sheeran to your Taylor Swift, the Harry Potter to your Hermione Granger, you’re there for them through thick and thin, with the added bonus of giving insight to the often-confusing female perspective and none of the jealousy. They’re a great balance to have in a world surrounded by sometimes catty, passive aggressive female friends; here’s why:

18. Once you’re in the inner circle, guys will open up around you with their ridiculous, raunchy, crude humor… and it’s hilarious.

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17. Their jackets are warm, more comfy, and essentially up for grabs at all times.

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16. Their perspective is invaluable because they know how boys think in all situations. (As is yours when they’re wondering whether their GF is being crazy).

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15. Boys have limited drama.

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14. They’re a perfect cover when you’re trying to duck the creepy guy at the bar.

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13. They’re protective over you like you are their actual sisters.

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17 Things All Female Friends Say To Each Other

Ahhh, aren’t our friends just amazing? No, REALLY. We all have them and we all love them. Here is a list of things we are commonly known to say to our friends (based off of my own experience):

 

17. “Go check your Insta–I just tagged you as my #WCW

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16. “I just posted a status–you should go like it!”

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15. “Hey, wanna go get food?”

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14. “Do I look homeless? Be honest.”

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The BEST Types of Friends A College Student Can Ask For

It’s not a surprise that we all have friends. They are our rock. The are our comfort. If you really think about it, have you ever asked yourself what types of friends you have? Have you ever wondered if they are the BEST types of friends? Check out this list to find out:

10. The Joker

They always get you laughing and peeing your pants.

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9. The Mamma Bird

Literally, they can be your second mom. Or your third mom. They just have those motherly characteristics that we all need at times to keep us leveled.

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8. The Bookworm Motivation

Sometimes, they don’t even need to say anything to you. If you see them studying or hear about them studying, it makes you want to start studying just a little more. They are our motivation.

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7. The Free-Spirited

This friend likes to make you step out of your comfort zone. God, what an inspiration. We all need a friend like this one for sure.

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6. The Dirty-Minded One

The “that’s what she said” type. They just always get you smiling and know when inappropriate times are necessary.

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10 Stages of Being Drunk As Told By Bob’s Burgers

The show Bob’s Burgers, much like your drunken escapades, is a cacophony of hilarious mishaps between people who love each other, set for the purpose of having a great story to tell. The correlation is undeniable- so why not use it represent your next night out?

These are the 10 Stages of Being Drunk… As Told By Bob’s Burgers.

 

10. When You’re Planning Your Night of Debauchery

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9. When You Take The First Drink

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8. When You Feel That Slight Buzz

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7. When You Burst Into Silly Drunk Mode

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6. When Drunk You Becomes Everyone’s Best Friend

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Why You Should Be Cutting Out The Bad Friend

Call this a blog post. Call it a PSA. Call it an article on the ins-and-outs of friendship.

Whatever you see it as, call it a message that needs to be HEARD.

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I have one particular issue that people around their mid-twenties (girls, especially) seem to continuously encounter, whether it hurt you in the past, bothers you daily, or keeps popping up in your life like a flower you’re allergic to. This rant is on the issue of cutting off friendships.

We all have that one friend, usually from high school or college, who you were just BESTIES with. You did everything together, the Bert to your Ernie without all the rubber ducky mumbo-jumbo (or perhaps even with it, after a night of tequila shots and childhood reminiscence- we’re not here to judge.)

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You were inseparable. You were sisters. You were each other’s secret keepers, confidants, and best friends. And when graduation came, you promised each other that nothing would change, you pinky-swore to the sky that your friendship, solid as diamond, would remain intact.

Well, kids… people grow up. Jobs happen, marriage happens, babies, new cars, more degrees, other friends, addictions, illnesses, new hobbies—they HAPPEN. And one day, two years or ten years after graduation, you wake up and realize the solid friendship you once cherished has crumbled.

This is when it’s time to take a good look at your life and evaluate who deserves to be in it.

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Now, listen.

There are two kinds of people in every relationship.

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I’m talking about the leader and the follower. The one who tries and the one who complies. The top-tier and second-tier. There is always, in every relationship ever established, a person who cares more than the other. And you my friend, if you are reading this article, are probably on the side of the follower. The trier. The second-tier. (Sorry to break it to you.)

Why else would you have clicked on a ramble-rant about letting go of the dead-end friendship?

It’s okay, though. These types of people are the ones who have many friends because they excel in keeping friendships afloat. You’re exceptionally good at planning and getting people to open up about their feelings. You’re the comfort friend- and that’s a good thing.

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What’s not okay is when your efforts are unappreciated and unnoticed. Now, admittedly, I’ve been both of these types of people. I’ve been strung along by someone I called my best friend, spending years putting in effort where it wasn’t appreciated or acknowledged and got my heart broke time and time again from it AND I have, admittedly, been the friend who keeps a person around simply because I’m too nice to say ‘hey- this was fun. But we had our run. See you around!’ to someone’s face.

Consequently, you either get hurt or hurt other people when you are in either of these positions. This is why you should CUT IT OFF NOW.

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Think of the person you’re spending all your time and energy caring about- the one whom you pictured when you read the title of this article. YOU ask about their life, YOU invest your time and effort into their problems, YOU go out of your way to see and love them because YOU are a good friend.

Now do yourself a favor and cut the dead weight of a long-gone friendship away from your positive well-being and LET IT GO.

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This will be hard.

Yes, you will have memories you cherish. YES, you might see each other around or at gatherings years from now- yes, you will reminisce. I’m not saying you have to tell them everything you hate about them and leave the scene a bloodbath. I’m not saying that not being close now invalidates the friendship you once had, either.

What I am saying is… now? Now, you’re upset because you’re not the way you guys once were. You’re not putting in equal effort, you’re not feeling the same sentiment about each other that you once did. You’re a shadow of your former selves, holding onto them because they remind you of a part of the past you love, not because of how they positively lift you up, now.

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This is damaging for multiple reasons, but the forefront of them is the simple fact that YOU are holding onto something and someone who simply doesn’t want you to grip them so tightly anymore and that realization is PAINFUL. It hurts and it’s hard, but that’s what it is.

And you’re worth more than that. We all are. Life is short and adventurous and messy and sporadic and dammit, it’s hard enough without having to put in effort where effort is certainly not deserved.

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In the long run, you will be happier. What’s the quote about being precious with your time? Be fiercely protective over it. Be very selective about who you spend it on because it is a finite amount that you will never be able to find more of. This is an attitude I’m trying to put forth in my everyday and you should, too. Be better than a person who lets other people take their time and effort and concentration from them. Make sure you’re a priority in the lives of those you care about. Spend your moments on people who make you feel like you MATTER because you do.

I know I’m going to.

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10 reasons why you should have friends outside of Greek life

This seems like a no-brainer but to some it may be a difficult concept. It’s great to be friends with all of the amazing women in your sorority and in Greek life as a whole. That said, it’s also very important to not limit those you make friends with by their affiliations to the Greek system you hold so dear. If you’re wondering why this is so important I’ve listed just a few reasons below:

10. They are a great unbiased outlet for listening to all the ups and downs you may experience in your sorority.

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9. They will listen to every officer speech, rho gamma presentation, and big/little poem you ever write because they genuinely care about your success in your organization.

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8. They will introduce you to other clubs, teams, and organizations on campus you may want to get involved in as well.

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7. They will always remind you to take a step back from sorority drama and remember why you joined in the first place.

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6. They will get you talking about things not related to Greek life when you really just need a break from it all.

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10 Honest Reasons You’re Scared of Breaking Up

Whether you’re contemplating cutting ties or you’re losing sleep thinking he’ll do it, there’s a few aspects of your relationship you’re not ready to admit you can’t walk away from. No matter how toxic you are for each other, honestly, you’re putting off the break up because…

10. You’re too comfortable to start completely from scratch. After all these months of dumping every secret out, sleeping on his chest, and cooking with his mom, it’s terrifying to consider throwing that all away to start all over with a stranger.

9. You don’t want everyone questioning you. Once the Facebook relationship status changes, you’re phone is going to blow up with the same two texts; “Omg what happened?!” and “Are you okay?” Neither of which, you care to talk about 5 minutes after it happens.

8. What if he blasts those pictures? He’s a good guy…and he knows those lingerie pictures were only for him… but what if the break up brings out his spiteful side?

7. You don’t want to be alone. Admittedly you’ve pushed your BFF down to second string, and those 2am drunk calls or those 4am depressed calls have been fielded by your boyfriend for a while now. Even if you’re fighting and he’s calling you every name in the book, you’d rather listen than not talk at all.

6. You’ll seem less than perfect. All those #relationshipgoals pictures suddenly mean nothing. You’ll have no boyfriend for your friends to be jealous of and everyone will watch as you fall out of your fairytale5

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12 Reasons We Still Love High School Musical

Hey, Wildcats. How old do you feel knowing that it’s the ten year anniversary of High School Musical? I know I feel ancient. But somehow, we all still know every song, still watch the movies, and still retweet HSM themed memes on twitter. We all even paid to go see the third one in theaters. How did they get us so hooked? Did they know they were making a classic?

12. Troy and Gabriella are goals.


T as in Troy?? As annoying as they could be when they inevitably sang a {beautiful} break up song, they were the cutest couple ever. They withstood so much, from their friends sabotaging them to going off to different colleges.

11. We were all highkey jealous of Sharpay.


All that pink? People literally parting ways when you walk in the room? A literal monogramed car? I wanted to be Sharpay more than anything. And was she even that evil? I think not. She was just driven.

10. We still want to know if Ryan was gay.


They kept trying to ship him off with Kelsey, but no one I know bought that lie. It’s okay, Disney. Even as a 10 year old, I understood what it meant when a man wore that tight of pants.

9. The music is amazing.


Don’t lie to me. You still sing The Start of Something New every chance you get. We all got our heads in the game more times than we’re proud of. It’s okay.

8. Coach Bolton


What an awkward, dorky little man. But such a classic Disney father figure. “I’m not giving up MY dream, Dad. I’m giving up yours.” Beautiful.

7. Zeke’s baking.


Man, they gave him so much crap for liking something so normal. But with his mad baking skills, Zeke has won hearts, landed jobs, and made us all love him.

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Moving Back for Spring Semester as Told by New Girl

Congratulations collegiates! You did it. You survived the awkward banter at Christmas, watched all the Netflix you humanly could, and most importantly you got through the boredom of being somewhere where there is absolutely nothing to do. Once you realize the day has finally come, you go through a few exciting steps, from catching up with friends to new classes.

10. You realize it’s THE day…the day you’re going back to school

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9. You get to see your long lost friends 

Hopefully your hugs are better than this…

8. You catch up with your college friends

7. You can finally show your roommates the new cooking skills you acquired over break…

…or lack there of

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6. There are so many new hotties in your classes

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5 Pros of Having a F.W.B.

We’ve all seen the movies where two people choose to be F.W.B. or Friends With Benefits specifically to have fun then time passes and someone catches feelings, they break things off, then they realize they really do love each other and end up together. Even though there seems to be drama with having a F.W.B there are a few pros to go with this.

5. You Like It Or Nah?

Have you heard “Let your freak flag fly?”  Yes? It’s time to put that phrase to work. This is when the using part of this relationship; you get to do something for YOU. You get to figure out what you like and what you don’t like when it comes to the intimate part of your life. Oh you don’t like it when someone blows in your ear? It’s all gravy because now you know and it will never happen again. You would rather have someone one give you a nice long back scratch. Come to find out you may or may not like everything that he does or he might open you up to new experiences. You should have no shame in your game because this is your opportunity to sort it all out.

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4. No Judgement Here

This judgement-free zone isn’t the same as the one at your local gym. In this zone no effs are given, pun intended, because that’s what real friends do for you. Friends shouldn’t care about the certain flaws that make you, well you. Since you are both friends it makes being friends with benefits much easier given that you are already comfortable with each other. Plus you are both clear on the terms which is sex without strings because that is the main point of this whole arrangement. This backs up the reasons why you should be letting your freak flag fly. No judgement right?

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Girls Guide: How to Survive Missing Home

We have all heard of home sickness once or twice in our life time and have experienced it before even if we didn’t know it. Whether it was while we were away at over night camp, staying the week with your grandparents, or when our parents dropped us off at college. The difficult thing is that it never actually goes away, in fact home sickness tends to come in waves and at the most random times. I’ve found that it interrupts my life during the most stressful times. It could be around the time of a major exam or when I’ve been in silent mode with a friend. Throughout the years at college I have found little ways to make college feel a little more like home especially while living in my own apartment. Following these steps will bring you one step closer to your happy place.

7.Smells

Take a second to close your eyes and think back to when you were in high school and you would walk through the front door after getting off the bus. What do you smell? The cookies that mom has just taken out of the oven that are cooling on the counter. Or you catch a whiff of the freshly cut roses that were just picked from the garden. Whatever smell comes to your mind it’s there and it is a memory. So let’s bring those memories back. I’m not saying that you have to bake racks of cookies cause that will get expensive fast and will go straight to your butt. All you have to do is take a trip to your nearest WalMart and head to their candle isle, pick up a $3 candle ranging from the smells of sugar cookies to freshly bloomed roses.

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6.Artwork

I believe that artwork can embody a lot of memories. From an animal calendar representing all of the animal babies that you had to leave behind at home. One special piece of artwork that I have incorporated into the flow at my apartment are crosses. My family loves crosses for their artistic appeal as well as their religious contribution; so we choose to hang them up right next to the front door. We do this as a symbol of when we are walking out the front door we are walking past the cross which symbolizes Christ coming with us on our journeys outside of the house. So I have a little cross hanging by my front door and it gives me my memories of my family and the comforts that it comes with.

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5.Pictures

Pictures are known to hold the best of best memories so why not stock up. Having pictures of all the things that you love surround you in your own personal space can help you when you have a home sick episode. Whenever you are feeling down all you have to do is look at one of the pictures that you cherish most and you’re taken away for a sweet moment just to remember that time.

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What Your Favorite Holiday Says About You

Arguably, there are eight major holidays that people tend to consider their favorites. This is what the world thinks when you say the following:

8. If Your Favorite Holiday is… New Years Eve:

You’re all about beginnings and potential as you are probably a really positive person. You take genuine delight from the magic New Years brings with the chance at starting over. You’re a list maker and goal-setter… and probably look fantastic in a sparkly dress.

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7. If Your Favorite Holiday is… Valentine’s Day

The only thing you love more than being in love is the idea of love itself. You burst with affection for everyone in your life, and you show it most on Valentines Day. Your favorite color is warm… pink, red, maybe even orange. You have an acquired taste for those little chalk-flavored hearts with cute sayings on them… and probably look fantastic in lipstick.

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6. If Your Favorite Holiday is… St. Patrick’s Day

You like to get drunk… a lot. But that’s okay because what else do people do on St. Patrick’s Day (which you probably affectionately refer to as St. Patty’s)? You most likely have Irish in your bloodline, which makes the holiday that much more exciting because you can claim it for your own. And as for wardrobe? You wouldn’t be caught dead wearing anything but green on this holiday… head-to-toe.

Bonus: Definitely check out the St. Patty’s celebrations in Savannah and Chicago… there’s nothing like it.

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5. If Your Favorite Holiday is… Easter

If your favorite holiday is Easter, chances are, you’re incredibly family oriented… because Easter is typically a family holiday. You probably go to church fairly often and genuinely enjoy spending time with your extended relatives, who are all super close with each other. You love the fluffy marshmallow taste of peeps and finding easter eggs in the yard (even at this age). It is likely that your favorite season is spring and you look adorable in pastel… which comes in handy this time of year.

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