4. THEY HAVE A SOUNDING BOARD.
There are so many friends I trust with my worries and ideas, but I spread them out over several people, because I worry about overloading them with the workings of my brain. The nice thing about a boyfriend or girlfriend is that they’re signing up to hear about what goes on inside your head, and I want that.
5. LOVE IS NICE.
Falling for someone is an intoxicating experience. I can’t really imagine feeling strongly enough about one person that I’d want to tie my life to theirs, but the glow I see on my friend’s faces when they talk about their significant others is enough to convince me it’s something worth having.