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Dear Poll: Do You Consider Your Significant Other Your Best Friend?

One of the best parts about dating that special someone is that he or she is not only your lover but your friend, too. While maintaining pre-boyfriend friendships is important, some people aren't as eager since they feel like they have everything they need condensed into one person. I personally think there's a big difference between the relationships we have with our BFFs versus the ones we have with our significant others, but what's your stance on this issue? Do you consider your significant other your best friend?

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Dare-You-To Dare-You-To 8 years
Yes, we are each others' best friend. We both have other friends and do spend time apart. I have girl friends that I confide in, and he has his guys. However, we share everything and know each other better than anyone else ever could.
jackandjlin jackandjlin 9 years
My boyfriend is my best friend and I am his. Neither one of us are particularly very social so we don't have a huge group of friends, we have a lot of casual acquaintances.
lolliriots lolliriots 9 years
I love my boyfriend, he's someone I wouldn't mind seeing everyday, and spending everyday with. Sure I like my own time every now and again, but he's just my ideal person to be around.
lolabella lolabella 9 years
oh, hell no! my best friend has been with me for the past 25 years. he happens to be a gay male, but even if he were female it would be the same thing. i pester my best friend with the petty things that my husband would simply roll his eyes at. my best friend dresses me (and i him), and give each other relationship advice (well, we both know boys!). my husband is my rock, my confidante, my emotional provider. he is the father of my children, and will be buried next to me when i die. he is a good friend, but he is also my lover and my soul mate. i would never confuse the two. i think having your spouse as your best friend is completely creepy, like that woman alex and her eurotrash hubby on "the desperate housewives of NYC." [shudder] they are so pathetic, they cannot even be separated for a "girls night out" (she BROUGHT HIM WITH HER). they get spa pedis together! there is something inherently wrong there. a girl needs her girls, whether they were born with vaginas or not!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
It's not really something you can compare... I mean, my BFFs and I go back 15 years - which is a LOT when you're only 19 - and that sort of bond is just completely different than a romantic relationship, although those always start out as friendships...
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
Definitely. He knows EVERYTHING that's going on (vice versa) and things we don't even tell our friends :)
Zero_Cool Zero_Cool 9 years
My guy is my world. He's definitely my best friend. And I am his. We are real homebody's and don't go out at all. I'm perfectly content spending every second with my honey and our dog!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
He knows more about me than some of my actual best friends, so yes.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Nope, my husband is my husband. And he's very dear to me. I'm my own best friend. I know this sounds crazy, but it's true. :)
LadyP LadyP 9 years
My husband is definatly my best friend :) I can be my goofy self around him and he's cool with it because he can be goofy as well. We have a lot of fun together.
Hootie Hootie 9 years
Absolutely! I am married to my very best friend! It's amazing! ♥
KadBunny KadBunny 9 years
Definitely. :) Obviously there's some things he'll never understand (like PMSy, bitchy girl stuff haha :P) but I have my best girlfriend for that. As far as someone who knows practically everything about me, every ounce of my being and talks to me and gets my dumb jokes like no one does--I only share that with him. Which makes sense since we were friends way before we started dating anyways. Like 13 yrs old. We started dating at 17. :)
Marci Marci 9 years
He's the best friend I've ever had. JaimeLeah526 put it perfectly.
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
He's absolutely my best friend. We were best friends for nearly 2 years before we decided to start dating.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
He's so far beyond all my friends and would do anything for me and I would for him.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
I love my fiance more than anyone else in the world, but my best friend is my best friend. My best friend (who coincidentally is male, which I am sure will spark a lot of controversy later in life) knows more about me than ANYONE. It's just that my fiance works long hours and when he gets home and is exhausted, he doesn't want to know the little details of my day, and he hates lab research so he really doesn't want to know about it. My best friend, on the other hand, was a chemist before going to medical school, so he gets exited by what I do, and has always always made room in his day for my little rants. I feel so unbelievably lucky to have BOTH a man I am going to marry AND a best friend in the world world.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
Absolutely he's my best friend, and I his.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
Sometimes, when there are things about my boyfriend I want to discuss with someone other than him, I become frustrated because he's my best friend. However, I've never been more open and honest to anybody else than I have with him (and vice versa). I've also never felt more accepted and loved for who I am than with him...Well, other than my dad...Sort of.
seraphimm seraphimm 9 years
But you can't have small talk with your boyfriend about your boyfriend's cute or annoying habits :P there's SOMETHING about girl talk that CAN'T BE BEAT. Definitely. My bf and I tell each other everything but we can't have the same giggly "OMG I KNOW RIGHT?" BFF talks, you know what I'm talking about :)
emalove emalove 9 years
Absolutely! We have the BEST time together and enjoy each other's company so much.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
I agree that they are different relationships. My SO does know me in ways that my best girl doesn't, but she also knows me in ways that he doesn't. She's lived my history with me, he's just been told it by me. But I live with my SO and we share a life together. I'm not sure what I'm trying to say but I don't think I can compare the two. I probably am at this point in our relationship closer to my SO then I am to my best friend but they're both very important people to me.
lms lms 9 years
I think they are different relationships as well. I have known my best friend for 23 years and she knows everything about me and vice/versa. I have known my hubby for 15 years and while we know a lot about each other it is just not the same. Now, I do believe that guys and girls can who started as friends and then a relationship bloomed could be this way. I do think that some women tend to put all of themselves into a man and give up other friends.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
That's hard. I think they're different relationships. I've got a close group that I call my best friends (including my boyfriend of 4 years, my mom and 2 friends). They all know me very well and are important to me for different reasons
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
There are definitely things I can talk to my girls about that I can't talk to him about but he's my go-to for everything else. =)
cherrylistic cherrylistic 9 years
He's my only best friend i had a girl best friend and she was just so much drama....I think any girl best friend at one time or another will stabb you in the back i still have friends but my hubby he's the only one i tell EVERYTHNG about me to.
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