I just typed “BFF” into Google and it returned this definition, which I guess comes from Wikipedia:
“Best friends forever or BFF is a close friendship typical of teenagers and young people. Such relationships are common in high school but, rather than lasting forever, tend to deteriorate when the parties go to college.”
This makes me sad. It also seems to be quite the sweeping generalization, that best friendships exist in high school but can’t last into college. It makes me believe that this Wikipedia entry was written by a disgruntled ex-bestie who now believes that best friendship, across the board, is a horrible myth.
Best friendship obviously changes with age, and I know better than anyone that the type of relationship BFFs have when they are 10 or 15 is going to be different than the relationship at 30 or 35. But that doesn’t mean it’s not valid best friendship, right?
I don’t like this definition at all. I’ve never actually edited a Wikipedia entry before, but I’m tempted.
Tell me: Is this an accurate definition? Can BFFs last into adulthood? What should the Google/Wikipedia definition say?