Can you have more than one Best Friend?

@incus99 (1086)
Philippines
June 23, 2010 7:32am CST
Can you really have more than one best friend? the adjective "Best" refers to a superlative adjective that may only be occupied by one entity only.. and in an objective case of multiple best friends, given careful studying of their traits to the details, one could easily spot the difference and realize that no friends are equal, Thus, one should only come out on top of the list... therefore, there can only be one best friend. What do you think?
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23 responses
• Philippines
16 Jul 10
definitely yes because i have 1 guy best friend and also i have one girl best friend. i have many friends but all of two is the best for me and we will decide that we were become as a best friends.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
16 Jul 10
Well i have only one best friend.
@sidd913 (23)
• India
1 Jul 10
Its possible to have more than one best friend,but in that case the term "BEST" should be avoided.
• India
29 Jun 10
Grammer says, good, then better and atlast best, so there may be plenty of good friends, many good friends but just ONE best friend.. For me it is my wife, she is the one with whom i can share everything, none can replace her.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
• India
29 Jun 10
i believe that we can have more than one best friends . Its on our luck weather we get our true friends or no and if we have our true friends with us then our life becomes more easy so y not more than one best friend
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
well you are right, the word "best" refers to "one"..but for me..i have a few bestfriends..i tag them in this category: my bestfriend in elementary, my bestfriend in highschool, my bestfriend in college, my bestfriend in my previous company, my bestfriend in my current company..something like that..but i also have my ultimate bestfriend..
@meirhu (367)
• Israel
24 Jun 10
This is an example of how trying to define a concept becomes so important that it overshadows life. Who do you love more ? Your mother or your father ? Can you see how silly that is. So you have 5 "best" friends. Does it MATTER which one is really the "best" ?
@offlimits (601)
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
I have more than one best friend. Not that I call them my best friends or anything, but I am sure that they aren't JUST friends. Well, I admit that I am not that open in expressing my feelings to anyone, so even calling or labeling them my "best friends" does not really apply to me. It really doesn't matter. Just as long as I have those people whom I really care about by my side, I can always be happy. Having someone to call your true friend is what's best.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
24 Jun 10
When you term it like this, I guess the question should be: Do you have best of the best friends? Sounds weird, though. I have several best friends, every of them have their own strength and weaknesses. So, I'd never compare them and pick one to be the best friend. They are all important for me and I would not change them with only one supposedly the best for me. No! I like their diversities and it made me understand people better.
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
We could have many bestfriend as many as you could have. Rating a friend as best friend is not that easy. Bestfriend is someone special to you due to all the good times and bad times that you've been through. Your friendship has been tested by time also. Anywhere you go there is a friend which eventually can be your bestfriend. You cannot compare your bestfriend to one another. They are two people with unique qualities that only you is common denominator. I have few friends but they best friend of mine. I met them from different areas of my life. They do not need to know each other. What matter is I AM their common denominator, their bestfriend as well.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
i think we can have as many best friend that we can trusted of but in my opinion we shouldn't be limited our friendship to only one person but to 2-3 friends which we consider worthy and always there for us anytime no matter how they are busy or not.our friends vary from different category and not all of them are the same that's why we tested them if they are true friends and later on when friendship last that's how we can called them one of our best friends.GOOD DAY..
@callmecat (248)
• United States
24 Jun 10
I see what you're saying, but I have more than one best friend and I always have and probably always will. Don't get too caught up on the word best. If you have a lot of friends, these certain people are the best of your friends. Best doesn't have to just mean one.
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
i think we can have more than one best friends. i think having best friends is more of how you treat each other rather than the quantity of your friends.
• United States
23 Jun 10
Yes thats is possible that you can have more than 1 best friends.Why not the world is full of possiblity and mystery.When i was a teenager i used to have more than 1 bestfriends as in best ok. I have lots of friends but i also have more than 1 bestfriend.
• India
23 Jun 10
Well for me, I dont have any best friend though I have a bunch of good friends upon whom I can always count. But still I don't think that we can't have more than one best friend. why not? It just depends upon how well you people understand each other. It is not about being of similar nature but its about how well you respect the differences among you. So for me yes we can have more than one best friends. -Miraz :)
@kharlav (1672)
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
Yes, I can. Actually, I had many bestfriends. Best doesn't always mean, only one. It could also mean of the very good. There are phrase coming out from articles/internet etc., one of these is the phrase "one of the best", which means that there are many bests, not just one. That is why I can say that there could be 3 or more bestfriends. People have differences, different in traits and character. So the other may be good in this area while the other is not, either way, they both have their advantages (good traits) and disadvantages (bad traits). So no one would really be at the top unless she/he is perfect.
• Netherlands Antilles
23 Jun 10
I don't think so. I don't think in best friends. In this world in this time better don't trust anybody. That's MINE opinion. Maybe in 100 exsist 1!!!! MAYBE!!
@nitu1952 (286)
• India
23 Jun 10
yes i have more than one friend. there is a famous proverb "a friend in need is a good indeed". a friend is like a brother. the adjective "best" refers to a superlative adjective that may only be occupied by one entity only and in an objective case of given multiple best friends.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
23 Jun 10
You can have a lot of good friends in your life. Friendships are relationships that can last a lifetime. I think you can only call one special persson your best friend. This is the person whose friendship means the most to you.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
23 Jun 10
I think you can have several, I have three, and they know about eachother and don't mind (even though not all of them are friends with eachother). I have known them all for a long time, they know everything about me, and I know I can always trust them and depend on their help. I really do not care more about one of them or anything, they are all equal in every way for me!