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Partner in Crime: 25 Reasons Why You Need This Friend

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A partner in crime is like a soul mate without any romance involved. This is that one friend who adds color to your life and totally “gets” you.

There comes a time in life when you meet someone who seems like you’ve known them forever. Not only that, but you can’t imagine what you would do without them. Everyone needs a partner in crime. They are the one person who you can totally be yourself around and don’t worry about having to filter what you say or do.

You don’t fear that they will judge you, talk behind your back, or blow you off. A partner in crime is someone who you know will always be there for you, up for a challenge, and most of all, will bring out the best in you.

25 ways a partner in crime enriches your life

When you’re with your partner in crime, you never go home thinking, “I should have just stayed in.” If you don’t have one, you really are missing out. Still not convinced? Here are 25 reasons why you need an amazing partner in crime.

#1 Nothing they say shocks you. A partner in crime shares the same kind of humor as you. You trust that they will always know where the fun is, and you don’t care where you go as long as you are together. After all, anything coming from their mouth could have just as easily come from your own.

#2 You don’t get tired of them. Whether you’re together for two hours or two weeks, there’s never a point where you get on each other’s nerves or need a break from them. In fact, as soon as you wake up from a night out, you wonder what your next adventure is going to entail!

#3 When you find out something fun is going on, you call them first. Like an emergency contact, when you find out that there’s a local band playing or an impromptu party, you text them to meet you. The best part? They’re always there, no matter what else they had going on. [Read: How to talk at a party and make an impression]

#4 They’re always ready at a moment’s notice. You don’t ever get, “But I just put my pajamas on, maybe another time” from them. They are ready to go, day or night, or maybe even in the middle of the night!

#5 They make you feel like a priority. When you text them, they reply as soon as they can. You are a number-one priority to them, and they put you first because they enjoy your company so much.

#6 They always have your back. You never have to worry about them spilling your secrets or talking badly about you. And even better, if anyone ever did say anything bad or hurt your feelings, they will be there to back you up.

#7 You can be yourself around your partner in crime. You feel 100% percent comfortable around this person. This doesn’t necessarily mean romantic feelings—it’s simply someone who “gets” you. [Read: 13 inspiring ways to bring out the best in yourself]

#8 You can read each other’s minds. Before you can even say, “Let’s go get Jell-O shots,” it’s already coming out their mouth.

#9 They like the same weird things as you. You’re never surprised that they drink Mountain Dew first thing in the morning or that they have the same funny quirks as you do. You two are just made from the same mold.

#10 They are the go-to when you need something. If you could only make one call, it would be to them. You know they will always be there to bail you out, help you out of a jam, and never to judge you.

#11 They have a spot in every great memory you have. The stories that start with “Remember when…” always include their presence.

#12 They are your biggest cheerleader. Whatever your idea is, your partner in crime will stand behind it and cheer you on all the way, no matter how far-fetched it may sound to others.

#13 They bring out the best in you. Whether it’s your best time with a beer bong or volunteering together, they bring out the best you and your personality. [Read: How to motivate yourself to do pretty much anything]

#14 They know your weaknesses and don’t care to exploit them. You can tell them what it is that will break you and never have to worry that they will use it against you.

#15 They will throw themselves on the flame for you. Instead of letting you take the heat, your partner in crime is more than willing to take one for the team. Never selling you out, they would rather endure the punishment alone than get you involved unnecessarily.

#16 They won’t ever leave you hanging. There isn’t ever a point when you look around and wonder where they are. They won’t leave you for something better or choose something more attractive over you.

#17 With them, the party doesn’t end until you both say it does. They aren’t all about themselves. You and your partner in crime will be down for whatever the night has in store, as long as you’re both on the same page. If not, you regroup and find a better plan.

#18 Nothing is off limits when it comes to honesty. You know all those things that you don’t want people to know? You can tell them and get it off your chest. Two people shouldering the burden is much better than just one, especially when you know that your secrets are always safe. [Read: How to learn to trust again in 8 simple, uncomplicated steps]

#19 If they do something that upsets you, you can call them out. Unlike other friendships where you are afraid to be honest, if your partner in crime hurts your feelings, you don’t let it fester. Instead, you just get it out in the open and over with. A special kind of unconditional love, there isn’t anything that you can’t hash out.

#20 You never feel lonely when you have them. Those times when you look at your phone and are feeling really low and don’t know who to call to pick you up don’t happen when you have a partner in crime. They are always available to make you feel all better. [Read: 7 powerful ways to combat and break out of loneliness]

#21 They will always take your side, even when you’re wrong. They are the person who will say, “Screw that guy” even if they know that it was your crazy shit that broke the two of you up. They will find another opportunity to help you see the errors, not when you’re already feeling down.

#22 They are up for any challenge, no matter how crazy. Those things that you want to do but that you wouldn’t do on your own don’t exist when you have a partner in crime. They will do whatever it is that you have on your bucket list. Moreover, they’ll keep you from chickening out of your own plans.

#23 They don’t drop you for their new love interest. If they fall in love, you aren’t history. They find a way to incorporate two people they care about and love into their world. They don’t drop you like a hot potato the minute a love interest catches their eye. [Read: Are guy best friends nothing but trouble for girls?]

#24 There is never a hidden agenda. If they want to go to a party because some guy or girl is going to be there, they don’t try to persuade you using bullshit excuses. Instead, they just say, “So that hottie is going to be there, do you mind if we stop by?”

#25 They are up for anything, as long as you’re along for the ride. There’s nothing fun about road tripping to your grandmother’s to pick up an antique table for your mom, but if it’s with them, somehow you know fun will find its way along. [Read: How to have a perfectly platonic relationship]

A partner in crime is a very rare type of friend. They are someone you can be yourself around and whom you always know will be there to have your back and to lighten your load.

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Julie Keating
Julie Keating

A writer isn’t born, but created out of experiences. No lack of subject matter, my life reads more like fiction than anything that could have been imagined...

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