As you probably already know, I am not a big fan of Taylor Swift. So get ready for this, because it’s maybe the one time in my life that I will admit to having something in common with my celeb worst enemy.
Taylor talked to Ryan Seacrest this week about her Valentine’s Day plans and her massive amount of best friends. Seriously, massive. This is what went down, according to Eonline.com: “The country-pop star told Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM show Thursday that she’ll probably spend Feb. 14 ‘with my friends or rehearsing.'” The post went on to say, “And while Taylor probably won’t be receiving a V-Day card from her ex, Harry Styles, she has ‘like 15 best friends’ that make her happy.”
Um, Taylor Swift has 15 best friends? That’s a ridiculous statement. How can you have that many best friends?! Doesn’t the term “best friends” mean something? Like you call them your best friend because they’re the best. The word “best” loses all of it’s meaning if you say that it applies to basically everyone… right?
Except… maybe not? Once I started thinking about it, I realized that I have quite a few girls in my life who I consider to be my best friends. I also realized that maybe this means that Taylor and I have something in common. Ugh. Don’t even… I can’t. This is disappointing for me.
I have a little circle of six girls who I consider to all be my best friends. While that’s hardly 15 (I mean, come on… 15 is a lot), it’s still a decent amount of BFFs. And are they really all my BEST friends? Or are most of them just very close friends who I call best friends because we’re a tight knit group? The answer: they’re not all my best friends. If I had to choose, I’d say four of them are my very best friends.
All of this made me think: is there a limit on how many best friends you can have? At what point does it become kind of a useless title? Thinking about it, I’ve decided that girls overuse the term “best friends” much too often. It kind of diminishes the value of the term, you know? At the same time, I feel like you can definitely have more than one bestie… I do, as I’m sure most other girls do.
Awesome Gurl writer Meg made a good point when she said that she splits her best friends into categories. As soon as she said that, I was like, me too! I have my best friend who I can be a bum with, my bestie who I can be totally reckless with, my bestie who gives good advice, my BEST bestie and the list goes on. So maybe I kind of agree with Taylor here. Maybe it is totally fine to call 15 people your best friends.
Basically, I want to know what you girls think about the best friend title. Is there a limit to how many people you can call your BFF? How many best friends do you have? Do you call people your best friends who aren’t even really your best friends? Tell me all about it in the comments.