One of the best things about having a solid relationship with your best friend is that you can go days, weeks, even months without seeing each other and then, when you finally do get together, you can pick up like no time has passed. And thanks to the digital age, you can still stay up to date on each other's lives in between hangouts. But even so, sometimes you really just need a night out with your bestie.
Girls night out seems to get less and less frequent the older you get, but why should that be the case? OK, you had a lot less responsibilities in college and could stay up till 4 a.m. with no issues. But now that you’re a grown-ass woman with more responsibilities, you deserve a girl’s night out now more than ever. You and your BFF are entitled to a night of drinking, dancing, and general debauchery. When a Snapchat no longer justifies as keeping in touch with your best friend, it's time to get together, get dolled up and paint the town red. Here's how you know that you are long overdue for a hangout, and that you are in serious need of a BFF fix.
1. You Have't Taken A Photo Together In Months
Part of the fun of going out with your best bud is documenting the evening and then sharing it to your social media. If you go through your Instagram feed and it takes you multiple scrolls to get to a photo of the two of you, it's time to make plans ASAP. Go to dinner, go to yoga, do whatever you want — and take a fun pic!
2. Your Texting Banter Is Losing Steam
Texting is a great way to stay in touch with your BFF and keep her up to date on everything that's happening in your life. But if your text message thread starts to look like a collection of boring daily recaps and a stream of unnecessary emojis, it's time to get together and bring your conversation back to life. Get your witty banter and laughter back in person, and then her texts will make you LOL for real again.
3. Your "Fun Heels" Are Collecting Dust
You know those sparkly stilettos you fawned over in the store that are now stashed at the back of your closet? Pull them out! A night out with your best friend is as good a reason as any to wear some fancy footwear, and feel fierce as you strut around.
4. You're Seriously Jonesing Some Nachos, And Are Willing To Split Them
What are best friends for if not joining you in some major food indulgence? If you seriously want a platter of nachos, a bucket of french fries, or whatever food is calling your name, you know your bestie will absolutely join you and eat with you until you've both achieved a state of happy food coma.
5. You Only Know About Her New Haircut From Instagram
If your bestie recently changed her style — hair cut, highlights, new piercing — and you've only seen it virtually, it's time to get together. Liking her no 'do over Instagram is not the same as liking it in person.
6. You Reminisce About Things That Happened A While Ago
One of the best things to do with an old friend is talk about the old times. Laugh over the crazy things you used to do, the embarrassing moments you experienced together, and all of the good times you've had. But if you guys are always talking about things that happened a long time ago, it's time to go out and make some new memories. Phone calls and coffee dates are great, but you guys need to bond over shared experiences, too.
7. You Can't Remember The Last Time You Hung Out
If you have to go back to a different month in your calendar to find the last time you two went out, then it's time to get together.
8. You Need Some Quality Girl Talk
There are some things you can only talk about with your best friend. Whether you need to seek some dating advice, to complain about hair removal, or to ask the important life questions, sometimes you just need to talk to your girl. If you need a quality chat session, and a phone call just won't suffice, it's time to make some plans.