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  What makes a good friend?
Updated 01 December 2003, 18.33
Friends
A survey has revealed that you'll clock up a staggering 363 friends during your life - but only six of them will be your true friends!

But we want to know what YOU think makes a good friend?

Do you think your mates will always be there for you? If so, let us know what makes them such a good friend.

Perhaps they are loyal, honest and caring. Or do you like your mates to make you laugh?

Alternatively, do you think you are a good friend to your pals?

Whatever your think, e-mail and let us know!

Unfortunately this topic is now closed but there are Comments pages on other subjects on the main Chat index.

opening quoteI think a good friend is somebody who you can trust and tell secrets to, and never lies to you.closing quote
Toni, 10, Manchester

opening quoteA good friend is someone who listens to you without complaining, keeps in contact even though you may be far apart and has things in common with you! A good friend will always be there for you no matter what.closing quote
Natalie, 14, Cheltenham

opening quoteTo me a good friend is someone you can share your beliefs and passions withclosing quote
Ruthie, 14, Stoke

opening quoteA friend should be there for you all the time, not just when they want to be. They should also except who you are and not try to change you.closing quote
Abbie, 14, Norfolk

opening quoteI think that a friend should be there when you feel down or when ever you need them.closing quote
Nichole, 13, Glasgow

opening quoteA good friend should always be there for you, listen, but talk back to you, not always agree to everything you say, be loyal and most of all you always have to be able to trust them.closing quote
Hazel, 12, Cambridge

opening quoteA good friend can be anyone - even if you haven't met them (I'm talking about the Message Boards). They usually share your interests, but I reckon a friend is naturally a good person, despite interests and stupid things like hair and skin colour.closing quote
Elizabeth, 13, Manchester

opening quoteNothing makes a good friend - you can't say that you have to have things in common because you never know, there might be two best friends out there that are only best friends because they are totally different. Also, to make a friend, you have to like them.closing quote
Ryan, 14, Southampton

opening quoteA good friend is someone who you never fallout with, who always hangs about with you and who is totally loyal. You have to be able to trust them.closing quote
Amanda, 14, UK

opening quoteI think a good friend should be there for you when you need them, or someone that makes you laugh.closing quote
Anna, 12, Cardiff

opening quoteA good friend is a person who helps you with problemsclosing quote
Injae, 11, Sweden

opening quoteI like friends who are kind, comforting and make you laugh!closing quote
Jordan, 11, Gloucester

opening quoteMost of my friends are my true friends - we just joke and when we have problems we can talk to each other without feeling ashamed of what the problem is. I always seem to be happy around them.closing quote
Sara, 12, London

opening quoteWhenever you need them they are there for you.closing quote
Caroline, 11, Tadley

opening quoteI think a good friend is someone who is there for you in your time of need and someone who will remember your birthday and other events and also someone who is truthful. I hope that I have all these qualities but sometimes I am a little selfish. I recently fell out with a friend cos they lied to me.closing quote
Kirsty, 14, Manchester

opening quoteI think a good friend is someone who looks out for you and likes you for who you are. A friend is someone who has the same interests as you and doesn't talk about you behind your back. Friends are people who you love and look out for.closing quote
Eleanor, 13, Kent

opening quoteA good friend is someone who is always there for you. Me and my friend have some sort of psychic connection, we're so close!closing quote
Sophie, 11, Gosport

opening quoteA person you can share your deepest secrets with and who you can have a laugh with and who's a good listener.closing quote
Jenny, 14, Bristol

opening quoteA true friend is someone who you can talk to, and someone you can listen to. A friend is someone who sticks up for you, is understanding, and someone who you can just hang with!closing quote
Kristen 11, St. Joe

opening quoteA good friend is someone who shares your interests, and someone whom you can talk to without getting embarrassed - a good friend shouldn't talk behind your back, or go off you when some other people want to be their mates.closing quote
Jess, 13, Leytonstone
opening quoteI think to be friends with someone you just need to be as blunt as possible, I respect people more if they tell me what they think!closing quote
Toni, 15, Kent

opening quoteI think a real friend is caring, understanding, kind and considerate to you!closing quote
Kelly, 10, Basildon

opening quoteI think a true friend is someone who likes you for who you are respects you. A friend is someone who you can have a laugh with but who will also help you when you have a problem. I think I have these qualities, but maybe I joke around too much.closing quote
Jenna, 14, London

opening quoteA good friend is somebody you're attracted to, somebody who is completely on your wavelength.closing quote
Fran, 15, Taverton

opening quoteI think that a true friend is someone who you can feel completely comfortable with and you don't have to make yourself someone you're not.closing quote
Sarah, 14, Oxfordshire

opening quoteSomeone who is loyal to you and will never say anything behind your back, someone who is kind and has a good sense of humour, someone that forgives easily and someone you can trust!closing quote
Elizabeth, 13, Ipswich

opening quoteA friend is someone who is always there for you no matter what, and who will always support you. However, friendship is also a 2 way thing, and you should treat your friend as they treat you.closing quote
Jerry, 15, Lincolnshire

opening quoteA friend is someone who listens to you whatever you want to say, they are always there for you when you need them and they can make you smile even when you are really upset!closing quote
Fiona, 13, Newquay

opening quoteI think a good friend is someone who looks out for you and likes you for who you are. A friend is someone who has the same interests as you and doesn't talk about you behind your back. Friends are people who you love and look out for.closing quote
Eleanor, 13, Kent

opening quoteI think I good friend is someone who is there for you in your time of need and someone who will remember your birthday and other events and also someone who is truthful. I hope that I have all these qualities but sometimes I am a little selfish. I recently fell out with a friend cos they lied to me.closing quote
Kirsty, 14, Manchester

opening quoteMost of my friends are my true friends we just joke and when we have problems we can talk to each other without feeling ashamed of what the problem is. I always seem to be happy around them.closing quote
Sara, 12, London

opening quoteA good friend is someone who you never fall out with, who always hangs about with you and who is totally loyal. You have to be able to trust them.closing quote
Amanda, 14, UK

opening quoteI think a good friend should always be understanding, and considerate, especially if you are having problems,closing quote
Felicity, 12, Stockport


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