Seeing as I have virtually no recent experience in the subject. I have been curious about this for a while.
Merriam Webster defines friend as one attached to another by affection or esteem. Using this definition I'd have to say I have only had one true friend my entire life. And that was only for a year when I was 9yrs old. That person moved away and we lost contact. I grew up in the same town my entire life and people were always 'nice' to me but I could tell it was just out of pity for being a loner. Ever since my Aspergers diagnoses a few years ago I have wondered if I have ever understood what it is to really be a friend.
So what does it mean to be a true friend to you?