The core group of Friends had some questionable relationships over the show’s ten seasons. Some we idolise, others we avoid at all costs. Despite their being a bit older than the average college student, the similarities between their relationships and our own are uncanny!
1. The friend
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You’re just friends, right? Totally just friends….Until, suddenly, you’re not.
Friends examples: Joey and Rachel, Monica and Chandler, Ross and Rachel
2. The much older one
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They have their own place and live by their own rules. You make them feel young, they make you feel older. After all, you’ve always been more mature than your peers.
Friends examples: Rachel and Paul, Monica and Richard
3. The much younger one
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Grad school applications making you feel ancient? Suddenly that plucky first year seems like a good choice of date for Friday night….
Friends examples: Ross and Elizabeth, Rachel and Tag
4. The foreigner
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They have an accent. You might not be able to list many more things you like about them,
Friends examples: Rachel and Paulo, Ross and Emily
5. The academic
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You like this person, but you don’t always quite understand what they’re saying. There’s also a significant chance that their work is their first love, not you.
Friends examples: Phoebe and David, Ross and Charlie, Joey and Charlie
6. “Wait, why am I with this person again?”
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Cheater, annoying, or downright forgettable, some relationships you regret before you even get out of them.
Friends examples: Chandler and Janice, Rachel and Barry, Ross and Mona
7. The nonexistent relationship
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Sometimes you’re reeeally single. And that’s not a bad thing!
Friends examples: Too many to list!
8. The end game
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But none of the others matter when you’ve met your lobster.
Friends examples: Phoebe and Mike, Monica and Chandler, Ross and Rachel