Every one who lives in this world needs friends and have too..! It is said that a person who gets a good friend is like a treasure he/she has found..! One may have friends from both sex (male or female). But it is important to differentiate friendship from love.
Friends are of different types and mentalities. There is a comparison of different types of friends with different trees. Some friends are like rose plants. They will give you flowers only till you water them..! If you forget to water them for few days they will end up! Some others are like banana trees. They will give you fruit on condition that you remember and treat them at least weekly. But some others are like mango trees. A mango tree continues to give its fruit even if the one who planted it forgets it and waters it...! A genuine friend never expects anything from his/her friend but finds joy in giving and helping his friend. A friend in need is a friend indeed...!