Movies and television shows have made friendships in adulthood look super fun and easy. Well, they lied. I'm not living it up with my best gal pals Sex and the City style, nor am I able to grab regular drinks at the pub like in How I Met Your Mother.
Friendship in college is a lot of fun and creates a lot of amazing memories, but adult friendship is a whole different animal. Here are some tweets that sum up what friendship looks like after you graduate.
You Only Hang Out When Running Errands
Scheduling your friends into your life means you just check off mutual items on your to-do list while in each other's company. Grocery shopping, trips to the clinic, and filing taxes next to each other are your friend hangouts now.
This Is Actually The Dream
Gone are the days when friendship outings were wild, loud affairs. Now we just want people to sit close to us in silence while we drink to forget the work week.
Parties Are Way Different Now
Birthday parties are now something of a hassle rather than an event to be excited about, but also everyone's priorities have changed. We aren't blacking out anymore, and we are vigilant about dental care.
When You Don't Want To Be That Person
I'm not even thirty yet, but there's nothing more relieving than getting that "can we cancel--I'm tired" text, especially when you were the one who canceled last time. Netflix and laundry, here I come.
Friends Was All A Lie
Friends really set us all up for failure when it comes to adult friendships. In reality, you don't see your friends on a daily basis and you aren't super involved in all of each other's problems.
Oh Yeah, You And Your Friends Only Communicate Via Text and Facetime Now
After college, all of your friends go separate ways geographically, so the only times you talk are when you message each other about your weekend mishaps to get through the Sunday Scaries.
I Can't Believe My Idiot Friends Are Trusted With Real Responsibilities
It's actually shocking that the degenerates I hang out with are allowed to be in charge of anything. I mean, a guy I know who once jumped off a roof onto a plastic table is now a medical doctor.
But Seriously, I Would Watch This
In college, it's easy to meet new friends by joining clubs and new social circles and generally just hanging out around campus. In adulthood, your potential friend pool is significantly more limited. How do I make friends now?
Birds Of A Feather Philosophically Flock Together
I remember the good old days in school when my friendships were driven by shared interests and developing future goals for life. Now I just sit on the couch with my best friend thinking about climate change.
Peer Pressure Actually Steps Up A Notch
If you try to cancel on one night out, you get a billion guilt trips about how you never see each other because no one is ever free. Next thing you know, you're putting on eyeliner.
Planning Around Your Schedules Is A Disaster
Your schedule never lines up with your friends', meaning that planning a simple hangout takes work. Once you finally find a day that works in two weeks, you put it in your Google Calendar only for one of you to cancel the day of.
Friendship Is Just Lurking In Each Other's Apartments
We aren't doing fun things anymore so much as just lying down on different types of furniture and homemaking food because ordering pizza is outside our budget. Maybe we'll spice it up by putting a documentary that no one watches on the t.v. for background noise.
We Have Different Priorities Now
Past me was much more fun: now I just talk to my friends about our respective bone densities and calcium intake. Sometimes we get wild and switch the topic to mid-century Scandinavian design.
We're All Just So, So Tired
Every day, you're going to text your best friend and ask them how they're doing and they will say they are tired, to which you'll reply "same". Rinse and repeat.
I'm In This Photo And I Don't Like It
The worst is when you go out somewhere and someone asks how you all met, and you have to explain that you went on four dates with one guy and were FWB with another for months, but you hangout together platonically now.
Napping Is Universal
Adulthood is just one long journey of waiting until the next opportunity to sleep, and unfortunately, our sleeping times rarely coincide with our friends' naps. Basically, we're all sleeping on each other.
Home Decor Is Our Main Source Of Joy
We don't actually lead dramatic lives anymore. Our daily routines are fairly homogenous, and we're no longer doing crazy dumb things on the regular. Buying a new plant is the most exciting thing that we've done all month.
You Mean I Have To Actually Plan Things And Make An Effort?
School friendships were a breeze. In high school, you had to see everyone every day, and then in college, you could tell the group chat to meet on campus after class. It was so simple back then *sigh*.
Let's Be Real, We're All In Therapy Or Need To Be
At this point, we're just trying to help our friends unpack their intimacy issues by helping them make notes for their next therapy session. Tell Dr. Williams I say hi!
Sometimes, Words Just Aren't Necessary
Some of us are just at the point where talking about the problem isn't useful because we can't fix it. Sometimes you just need to scream into the void and have someone acknowledge it.