It Takes 4 Years Before You Consider A Person A Real "Freind"


How long do you need to know someone before you consider them a friend?How about a best friend? A new survey by evite found that it takes the average person four years of knowing someone before they can be considered a "best" friend. The survey also found that the average respondent says they need to go through four different experiences with a friend before they see them as a best friend.

Here are the Top 10 Things People Say They Must Go Through With a Friend Before Becoming Best Friends:

  1. Go through a traumatic experience -- 40%
  2. Go on vacation -- 34%
  3. Road trip together -- 34%
  4. Talk on the phone -- 33%
  5. Showing loyalty/having each other’s back -- 32%
  6. Ask/give advice -- 29%
  7. Do something spontaneous together -- 28%
  8. Text at least once a day -- 27%
  9. Invite them to every party you throw -- 25%
  10. Stay up until the early morning hours just talking -- 25%

And once you are best friends with someone, what would you be willing to do for them? The survey found that these are theTop 10 Things People Would Be Willing to Do for Their Best Friend:

  1. Bail them out of jail -- 43%
  2. Travel across the country -- 42%
  3. Keep their secret(s) -- 35%
  4. Lie for them -- 33%
  5. Stay up all night -- 27%
  6. Spend more on a gift than anyone else -- 26%
  7. Take their place in jail -- 25%
  8. Willing to drive insane amount of hours -- 25%
  9. Miss work to spend time with them -- 24% (SWNS)