We’re all friends.
But when it comes to the opposite sex, you’ll rarely see the word used in polite company.
In fact, we may even find ourselves using it in a less than flattering manner.
We use the term “friendship” to describe relationships, as in “you’re a friend to me.”
In our minds, that implies that the other person is actually a friend.
However, if we have been using this term for more than a couple of minutes and haven’t yet used it with someone new, then you’re a “friend” to us.
What’s the catch?
Well, there’s the big one.
If you’re using the word “friend,” you’re still likely to be using it as an insult, but your friend is actually an asshole.
So how do you avoid using this word?
Don’t use the word at all.
Instead, start using it like you’d use “friend.”
For example, “We’ll have a good time together,” “We have fun together,” or “We’re a great team.”
You can also use it to refer to yourself or another person.
“I’ll give you the address,” “I want to see you,” or even “I have to get out of here” are all good ways to refer back to your current situation.
And, yes, you can even use it in reference to other people, which is often more respectful than the term you’re currently using.
The key is to make the choice to use it as a compliment.
The phrase “I know you’re my friend” is more like “I like your company” than “I’m a good buddy.”
You should use it sparingly, because when you do, you may just end up using it to insult someone who is actually your friend.
If the person you’re speaking to uses the phrase “Friendship,” then you can also refer to him or her as a friend, because they’re using it on the same level as you.
This isn’t always possible, but you can still use the expression “I think you’re awesome” or “I’d like to be your friend.”
If someone you’re not dating uses the term, you could even use the language of the person who is, so you’re saying “I love your company, and I know you have a great time.”
We use this phrase in a number of ways, including referring to our friends, coworkers, or family members.
For example: “I can’t believe you were out with your friends.”
We’ve also used it in the context of a social awkwardness, where you’ve both been caught by a mutual friend and they’ve both expressed an interest in meeting up.
You can use it with them to say, “I’ve got a great feeling about meeting up,” “You’ve got an awesome time,” or simply “I hope we have a fun day.”
You could even say “We’ve met in the past,” because you think they might be a good match.
We’ve used the term to refer as well to our parents, because we’re both proud of them.
This is a nice way to say “I respect your opinion on anything.”
We can even say it to our boyfriends.
We’re a very close-knit group of people, and it makes us happy when we’re able to say the things we want to say to each other without offending anyone.
This term has also been used to refer, among other things, to our spouses, and to our own children.
For instance: “You know I really appreciate the time you spend with your children.”
Or: “We really have a lot in common.”
You’ll also often hear this term used in the non-sexual context, especially in situations where we’re not in a relationship.
We say “You’re cute” or we’ll say, or we will say “That was adorable.”
It’s a good way to acknowledge a great day, or a great meeting, or the person that we’ve bonded with.
This expression is also an expression of appreciation.
“It’s been a great week!”
You can say, to say you’re grateful for having been together.
“You made my day!” or “Thanks for being such a great friend.”
You might also say, in a joking tone, “Hey, I got a couple compliments on your appearance!”
We use it when we are joking or we are really being complimentary, but we don’t use it if we’re trying to be serious.
If someone is complimenting you, you shouldn’t say anything, so just don’t say “Good job!”
Instead, just smile and nod.
That is, just ignore him or herself and keep smiling.
And if he or she says something rude, don’t just say, oh, he or her is really rude, but just say that it’s a compliment and then continue smiling.
If they start yelling at you, say, I