the time you were in pre-school and your mom picked your play dates, you’ve
been building relationships with people. And sometimes, when you have things in
common and get along with one another, you become friends. You might think that
you have enough friends in your life, but really, can you ever have too many?
you turn 30, these are some friends that would be handy to have around.
The Style Guru: Everyone needs someone who can help them figure out which dress
is appropriate for “black-tie optional” weddings, and whether you can
get away with wearing a green sweater with a red belt.
The Mr. /Ms. Fix-it: You bought a new bike online, but the instructions for
putting it together appear to be written in a language you do not speak. 3. The
Good-Time Gal: If you’re feeling antsy with nothing to do on a Friday night,
call this friend, who is generally up for doing anything at any time. 4. The
Health Nut: During the times when you suddenly decide to start working out or
eating food other than take-out and delicacies from the frozen-food aisle, it’s
good to have someone who reads every health and fitness magazine and loves to
dispense instructions on the proper squat form and to pass along recipes for
The Ear: You had a bad day at work and hate everything in your closet. What do
you do? Call the friend who will calmly listen to all of your problems and
then, at the appropriate time, give you a few pearls of wisdom.
The Do-It-Herselfer: Hemming vintage dresses or whipping up a crème Brule might
not come naturally to you, but with the help of a skilful friend, you’ll
develop new talents in no time.
The Culture Guru: If you like the idea of going to see that new up-and-coming
band perform, befriend someone who knows who’s playing and what exhibits are on
The Healthcare Professional: Make friends with a doctor or nurse. Then, when
you wake up with ginormous swollen glands, you won’t have to wait for an
appointment to get medicine to cure what ails you.
The Legal Adviser: We all make mistakes.
you have a friend who’s a lawyer, at least you won’t be alone when you have to
appear in front of a judge.
The Travel Buddy: There are those who like to stay in the same place and find
solace in their homes. And there are others who need to get out and explore the