Whether you're single or coupled, there's a summer fling you should be having: the friendship fling

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Friendships don't always have to last forever, they just have to be good while they last. Illustration image by Getty Images
Friendships don't always have to last forever, they just have to be good while they last. Illustration image by Getty Images

I met Kyla through my boyfriend's soccer club - she was dating one of the guys. She'd just moved to my town for a job and knew barely anyone in town.

Meanwhile, I was growing apart from my high school friends, realising we didn't have much in common since we'd hung up our uniforms and grown out our emo side-fringes.

When Kyla came on strong like an over-eager Tinder date with a text the morning after we met demanding we "catch up ASAP!!!", I was excited and curious about having someone new in my life.

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