How come you can break off a relationship and not dump a friend? Sometimes, you have people you just don't feel like being friends with anymore, but you're stuck with them because breaking it off isn't socially acceptable. And here is why: When you end a relationship, you say "I don't think we should see each other anymore. But we can still be friends." When you end a friendship, you say "I don't think we should see each other anymore. Ever." Some guys say "bros before hos" and some girls say "chicks before dicks." I prefer "people who don't live their life according to what rhymes before idiots who do." There are two types of relationships between girls. There are the friends who eat meals together, schedule their classes around each other, and live in the same suite for three years. Then there are girls who once liked the same guy. Guys give their friends advice very differently according to the situation. If your friend's girl is cheating on him, she's a lying whore and the guy she's cheating with should get his ass kicked. If your friend wants to hook up with a girl who has a boyfriend, hey, it's the girl's choice and the boyfriend doesn't deserve her. Do you have situational friends? Friends you do stuff with simply because they're near you? Freshman year, it's everyone on your floor. Sophomore year, it's people who have been in more than one of your classes. Junior year, it's people in your major. And senior year, it's whoever hasn't gotten pissed off yet that you keep switching friends. Like this column? Then buy the book!