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10 Incredible Benefits of Living With Best Friends You Never Realized

10 Incredible Benefits of Living With Best Friends You Never Realized

There’s nothing worse than getting stuck with terrible roommates, since waking up to no food or a trashed apartment gets old fast. If you’re lucky enough to live with your best friends on your first trip away from home, we envy you. And if you’re tired of cleaning up some else’s meals, we feel your pain. Living with best friends is not only entertaining and fun, close relationships with friends are good for your health. But whether you’re stuck in roommate hell or heaven, the following 10 reasons for living with best friends reminds us all it’s worth the move.

1. Spontaneous Parties

Living with best friends makes your social life much more convenient. Instead of planning for weeks, suddenly you’ll find excuses to have fun anytime everyone’s at home. Spontaneous parties or nights out are a huge plus to loving your roommates, and might just help you have more fun in life.

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    2. Sharing Take-Out

    The daily struggle to cook yourself something marginally edible is less stressful when you live with friends. Not only can you cook large meals together and save money, there’s always someone to split ordering a pizza with. Who doesn’t love a pizza party with friends?

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      3. Never Go Alone

      Where you used to struggle to find someone to accompany you to last-minute events, your roommates are now an automatic date. They might put up a fight sometimes, but you know deep down they love being your plus one. Just don’t whine too much when they need a last-minute date too.

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        4. Someone to Come Home With

        Nights when you’re going home alone shouldn’t have to feel awkward. There’s nothing wrong with having a good time and keeping it at that. Living with best friends is a lovely solution for not feeling lonely, since they’ll be coming home with you no matter what kind of night you had. Plus, when you get home, you get to drunkenly swap stories over junk food.

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          5. Make Boring Errands Fun

          Probably the best part of living with best friends is that daily errands become an adventure. Whether you’re headed to the store, gas station, or fast food joint, you now have a bunch of passengers to help you holler along to the radio. It’s amazing how fast grocery shopping becomes grocery store games when you’re living with best friends.

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            6. Chores Together

            Like making errands fun, daily and weekly chores quickly become a social affair when living with best friends. You no longer need to feel silly singing while you clean, since you now have back up vocals and dancers. 

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              7. Clothes Are Optional

              Sometimes, your day is done and pants are just not going to happen. You no longer need to struggle through your night in clothing when you’re living with best friends. Since they’ve likely seen you change outfits or get drunk enough to start losing clothes, wearing clothes around the house is suddenly optional.

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                8. Binge Viewing Partners

                We all love to park it in front of the TV or laptop and spend a few hours with our favorite show. When you’re living with best friends, however, this scene is no longer lonely, but borderline amazing. Even the simplest TV marathon becomes a party when you love your roommates, who definitely won’t judge when it’s time for just one more episode, six times in a row.

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                  9. Gaming Days

                  Much like TV marathons that become full on parties, gaming with friends is a lot more enjoyable. Even if your roommates don’t know an RPG from an MMO, it’s still better to laugh with a group. Plus, you don’t have to spend all your money on consoles and accessories, because you can pool your gaming resources with your friends.

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                    10. Spontaneous Road Trips

                    Last but not least, living with best friends will surely lead to at least one spontaneous road trip. Where you might have reservations if your trying to plan a road trip, no one can say no to waking up to a packed car. Throw caution to the wind and jump in, these days of living with your best friends will spawn some of your favorite stories for years to come.

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                      Last Updated on July 15, 2019

                      41 Beautiful Pictures That Show What True Love Is All About

                      41 Beautiful Pictures That Show What True Love Is All About

                      Some things in life are hard to describe, yet we can recognize them when we see them.

                      Love is one of those things.

                      True love comes in many different forms, but here are some that many of us know well.

                      True love means supporting those who can’t support themselves

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                        A young man comforts his date in Times Square, New York City. Image by mbtrama

                        strong hug

                          A young man holds his significant other close to him. Image by Brad Fults

                          running help

                            A young track competitor helps one of her injured opponents over the finish line. Image from ViralNova.com

                            feeding kitten

                              A soldier in the Korean War takes time to feed a baby kitten. Image from US Naval Insititute

                              It’s having the perfect selfie partner

                              mom and daughter selfie

                                A mother and her daughter take a selfie together. Image by Andrew Fysh

                                girlfriends

                                  Two young girls pose for the camera. Image by Rolands Lakis

                                  selfies

                                    A happy couple takes a picture together. Image by Kayla Heineman

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                                      Two best friends take a selfie together. Image by Jason Wahido

                                      dude selfie

                                        Friends take a selfie together. Image by Glenn Scofield Williams

                                        It’s all the warm fuzzies

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                                          A young man spends time with his dog on a beach. Image by Magdalena Roeseler

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                                            A pet owner hugs his dog while on a day trip in San Francisco. Image by Taro the Shiba Inu

                                            It means having a friend to photobomb you

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                                              A boy makes a funny face as he poses for a picture with his brother. Image by Michael Bentley

                                              old man photobomb

                                                A man photobombs his wife while their grandson snaps a picture. Image by Frank

                                                family photobomb

                                                  Family members photobomb their relatives’ Thanksgiving day family photo. Image by Beth Scupham

                                                  boyfriend photobomb

                                                    A friend photobombs the photographer and their friend, the woman in the foreground of this photo. Image by Lachlan Hardy

                                                    True love means being there even when life gets unbearably hard

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                                                    shoulder to cry on

                                                      A family watches the Vermont National Guard depart for Afghanistan. Image by The U.S. Army

                                                      flood dog

                                                        During a monsoon in the Philippines, a boy carries his dog to safety. Image by Romeo Ranoco

                                                        A woman is rescued from flood waters by a resident standing on top of her car during heavy rain in Chalandri suburb north of Athens

                                                          A man helps a woman out of her vehicle during a flood in Chalandri, Greece. Image by John Kolesidis

                                                          lunch

                                                            A woman has lunch with her husband every day, even after he’s passed away. Image from ViralNova.com

                                                            hug

                                                              A woman hugs the mother of 6-year-old Noah Ponzer, who was one of the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings. Image by Spencer Platt

                                                              rubble

                                                                An Oklahoma couple pauses while trying to salvage belongings from a family member’s home after a tornado. Image by Adrees Latif

                                                                sister and brother

                                                                  A girl puts her arm around her little brother as they wait outside of Sandy Hook Elementary after gunshots are fired. Image by Reuters.

                                                                  headstone

                                                                    A woman sits at her husband’s grave the day before their wedding anniversary. Image from NBC news

                                                                    It means taking the time for long goodbyes

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                                                                      A man says goodbye to his son before deploying. Image by Official U.S. Navy Page

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                                                                        A South Carolina man says goodbye to his son before deploying for Afghanistan. Image by The National Guard

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                                                                          A Sergeant hugs both of his sons before being deployed to Afghanistan. Image by The National Guard

                                                                          And cherishing reunions

                                                                          husband home

                                                                            A woman hugs her husband as she sees him for the first time since his deployment to Iraq. Image by The U.S. Army

                                                                            boyfriend home

                                                                              A young  woman hugs her significant other as he returns home for Kuwait. Image by The National Guard

                                                                              mother hug

                                                                                A mother drops to her knees as she hugs her son on her return home from the Persian Gulf. Image by The National Guard

                                                                                True love is letting yourself feel young when they’re around

                                                                                elderly women

                                                                                  Two friends on their smartphones. Image by Robert Neff

                                                                                  feeling young

                                                                                    A young couple getting their picture taken. Image by db Photograph

                                                                                    sprinkler dad

                                                                                      A father plays in a sprinkler with his daughter at Millennium Park in Chicago. Image by Ben Forsberg

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                                                                                      subway couple

                                                                                        A young couple on a subway enjoys sharing time together, while the girlfriend’s father sneaks a photo of them. Image by Gareth Williams

                                                                                        wheelchairs

                                                                                          A couple holds hands on a fall day. Image by David Amsler

                                                                                          It’s letting yourself be silly… just because they’ll enjoy it

                                                                                          silly faces

                                                                                            A grandfather makes faces at the camera with his granddaughters. Image by Tim Pierce

                                                                                            vote for pedro

                                                                                              A woman’s father wears a Napoleon Dynamite t-shirt to make his daughter laugh. Image by emdot

                                                                                              True love is allowing yourself to show how you really feel

                                                                                              date night

                                                                                                A young couple kisses in the back of a restaurant in Washington, D.C. Image by Derek Key

                                                                                                playing violin

                                                                                                  Violinist Nancy Dinovo plays at a memorial service for the victims of 9/11. Image by Christopher Morris

                                                                                                  True love is timeless

                                                                                                  old friends

                                                                                                    Friends spending some time together. Image by Cristian Bortes

                                                                                                    sitting around a fire

                                                                                                      A group of friends sits around a campfire eating. Image by New Old Stock

                                                                                                      elderly couple

                                                                                                        An elderly couple walks down a street together. Image by Matteo Paciotti

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