My question is not so much how you met him or her as how you guys singled each other out. For example, when I think about my three closest friends, I met one in high school, one through meetup.com, and one at work. In all three instances, I met loads of other people as well, but these three women turned into my closest friends.
The one in high school started out as part of a bigger group of friends. But as the school year went on, the other people in the group made new friends, and we started to not enjoy their company as much anyways, so she became the first person I thought to go to when I was bored, and vice versa.
The one I met through meetup: well, we saw each other at a couple meetups, and gravitated towards each other because of similar personalities and a similar sense of humor. But she didn’t become one of my closest friends until she convinced me to join kickball with her. At that point, we were getting together every week (often carpooling to games together), and that gave us a launching point to discuss our weekend plans for every weekend, and that’s when we started really hanging out a lot.
For the woman at work, when she first introduced herself to me we chatted a little. I mentioned occasionally needing breaks from work, and she suggested that if I needed a break I could walk over to her office and talk to her. When I started doing that, we ended up having very good conversations, so I started doing that more and more, and eventually we got so close that we had to start making plans outside of work in order to work in all the conversations we wanted to have.
So those are the kinds of stories I’m looking for. How did you and your closest friend bridge the gap from casual acquaintance to close friend?