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30 signs someone is a true BEST FRIEND

How many of these friendship goals do you and your best friend tick off?

Blood may be thicker than water, but a really great friend can become as important as family.

And best friends - as we all know - are top of the friendship tree.

But what makes someone not only a good friend, but a BEST friend?

Well, thanks to Hallmark - who polled 2,000 adults on all things best friend related to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Forever Friends - we now know.

As well as the top 30 signs someone is a true best friend, the poll - which was conducted by OnePoll.com - also discovered that the majority of Brits meet their bestie at school. Interestingly, the second most common place to meet your BFF is work, with uni coming in third place.

WATCH: Brits open up about their best friends in this touching video

30 signs someone is a true BEST FRIEND

  1. They never judge you

  2. Always keeps your secrets

  3. They're always completely honest

  4. You don't need to talk to each other every day to know you are there for each other

  5. Silences are never awkward

  6. You go for long periods of time without talking or seeing each other but can pick things up as though you've never been apart

  7. Never gossips about you behind your back

  8. You can go on holiday with each other without falling out

  9. You can talk about intimate things openly

  10. They're on the end of a phone around the clock

  11. Knowing how to make each other laugh when you feel down

  12. They make sure you get home OK when you've had too much to drink

  13. You're happy to share a room together without falling out

  14. They say yes to helping you before even knowing what you want their help for

  15. You just know how each other is feeling with one look at their face

  16. You have private jokes only the two of you find funny

  17. Always sends a birthday/Christmas card

  18. Never goes after your ex-boyfriends/girlfriends

  19. You can always move on from an argument as soon as it's finished

  20. You're comfortable getting changed in front of each other

  21. Always remembering the little things, like an appointment at the doctors or something you are nervous about

  22. You would happily lend money to each other and not expect to see it back

  23. Turning up with a bottle of wine / bunch of flowers to cheer you up

  24. Knows your favourite drink

  25. Will pick the children up from school and never ask for anything in return

  26. They tell you when you have food in your teeth

  27. They are on first name terms with your parents

  28. Never judges your parenting styles, but listens to / joins in on your tales of how it really is

  29. They cover for you when you need an alibi

  30. They would never put an unflattering picture of you on Facebook without your approval

How many of the top 30 signs someone's a real best friend can you relate to? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter

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