Well in my world, GBF means Gay Best Friend, which is really only a difference of a vowel, but for the sake of this post, it's Guy Best Friend.
Having a GBF is tough. Once you're best friends, the world is yours. But getting to that best friend stage is like climbing Mount Everest with only a nail file to help you survive (why a nail file, I don't know).
Personally, I'm more of a Gal Best Friend type of girl, which is really only a difference of a vowel and a constantent, but a world of difference. I used to love the whole GBF thing. I used to have one. Back in the Golden Days.
In fourth grade this boy and I, who we'll call Andy, were best friends. Actually, we liked each other, but none of that counts when you're an itty bitty nine year old whose idea of entertainment is watching your little brother push your other GBF down a hill (actually-- that's still pretty funny). We were inseparable. In fifth grade we made a movie about a Lightsaber duel, complete with a theme song we made up. Unfortunately, I forgot the tune.
I used to think that one day far from now Andy and I would be old farts rocking together crazily in rocking chairs at a nursing home in Vermont arguing. We teasingly argued each other a lot. But then we just faded. Our never-ending friendship faded. We both changed a lot.
Now we're just friends. I miss the Golden Days a lot-- too much-- but I've tried and tried and tried to rekindle our friendship but it just isn't there anymore. *Sigh*.
But don't let little-old-me rain on your parade. If you have an awesome GBF stick with him. GBFs are so good for so many things. They're like an island in the middle of the Sea of Girlfriend Drama. They're relief. With GBFs, you can just have fun!!
But beware: boys act dumb sometimes. Sometimes they ditch you for their [lame] guy friends, leaving you to wonder "whaaaat?" all day. Trust me. I've been there. I'm like your wise, mysterious aunt who wears feather boas and offers incredible beyond-your-years wisdom every time we cross a street.
What do you guys think about GBFs?