Ever get a little freaked out when someone you barely know describes you as a dear friend? Would it surprise you if a person you thought of as your BFF thought of you as more of an acquaintance? (Cat owners know this feeling all too well.) It turns out that different perceptions about friendship are quite common. “Recent research indicates that only about half of perceived friendships are mutual. That is, someone you think is your friend might not be so keen on you. Or, vice versa, as when someone you feel you hardly know claims you as a bestie.” From the NYT: Do Your Friends Actually Like You?