In the ’90s, you and your BFF were in ultimate bestie mode. It was the age of friendship necklaces and shared notebooks and color coordinating capris and jean jackets. Life was good for best friends, there were tons of friendspirational TV shows like Saved by the Bell and Dawson’s Creek and songs literally made for friends like The Spice Girls’ “If You Wanna Be My Lover” and Vitamin C’s “Graduation”. It was as if popular culture decided that was the decade for friendships to flourish and wanted to provide as much thematic usable content as possible.
But because we weren’t as technologically advanced or communication savvy, it wasn’t always easy to keep things peachy with your bestie. Kids today have it pretty good; they’re in constant communication with the touch of a screen, they’re up-to-date with each other’s news feeds, and always in-the-know via social media. That’s not to say that today’s kids don’t have bestie issues, they’re just very different.
Nineties bestie problems mostly stemmed form a lack of options. There’s much more to fight over when there’s less to choose from. Whether it be who got to be Player One, or who got the third Lunchables Pizza, our bestie of the ‘90s struggles were so real to us then. If you grew up with a bestie in the ’90s, you probably remember some of these problems:
Who Got To Be Zac Hanson’s Girlfriend
If you were Zac’s age in the ’90s, he was the brother elect. You wanted him, needed him, had to have him. But if your bestie felt the same way, chances are you’d duel it out, more than often. Because Zac Hanson could only have only pretend girlfriend, and it was either you, or your bestie.