Many of you have weighed in on our poll about best friends. When I asked if you had a best friend, the most popular response (with 35% of the vote) was that you do have one, but that person has changed over the years. In other words, you don't have that one friend that you've stayed with (and has stayed with you) through thick and thin.
This is normal, and shouldn't be looked at as a negative. People's friendships change as their lives do, and as a result the people you bond with most closely are going to change as well.
The second most popular (29%) result was that you didn't have a best friend, but you wanted one. This means you might have several casual friends in your life, but no one person in particular that you have a special bond with.
This too, is normal. It's difficult to find a best friend sometimes, and often it depends on circumstance, but there are certain things you can do to increase your chances of meeting a best friend. Here are some of them.