Be careful who you call your friends. Everyone doesn’t have your best interest at heart. Those who are with you through thick and thin, the ups and downs, good and bad are real,friends. It’s important to establish what you expect from your friends, if it were a romantic relationship you would lay it all out so why wouldn’t you do it for a platonic relationship. Make sure you are the friend you want others to be to you. You can expect someone to treat you great and you treat them like crap. It has to be a balanced friendship.
Check yourself , check your list of friendship qualities and goals and then move forward. Just remember not to use the word friend to quickly or loosely, the term friend carries a lot of weight, can you carry it ?