To most teens, even adults real friends seem like a myth, a Greek legend, one of those fairy-tale stories you were told as a child. But really, where are they? Where are those real friends the ones who stand by your side, the ones who are always there for you, with a global population of over 7 billion there has to be a person on this planet who is destined to be your friend, a real one? Right?

Little squabbles about the most irrelevant things can breakdown, weaken even destroy a friendship, the majority of the time that small thing that reduced your friendship circle, was a lie. But why did it take a small squabble to break that friendship down, where was the foundation, the most damage it should have made was hit a brick, not send the whole skyscraper crashing down.

Social Media, the thing that’s supposed to keep us connected to our friends and family, can often be the cause of the destruction of our friendships, crashing and burning.

A report titled: Teens, technology and friendships written in April 2015 by Amanda LenhartAaron SmithMonica AndersonMaeve Duggan and Andrew Perrin conducted a national survey (United States) for teenagers aged 13-17 this report explored the new friendships in the digital age. The survey was conducted online from September 25 - October 9, 2014, and February 10 - March 16, 2015.

It showed how teenagers make friends online, on various platforms. 29% of teens have made more than 5 friends online (Source: Pew Research) A Poll conducted by Gallup found that 18 – 29 had a mean of 8.9 friends 30 – 49 year-olds had a mean 7.0 friends, 50 – 64-year-olds had a mean of 8.7 friends and 65-year-olds and older had a mean of 12.5 friends. If on average 29% have made more than 5 friends online and have a total of 9, they are more likely to be in contact with their online friend and not you.