Real One

What does Real One mean?

A reliable, genuine buddy

A ‘Real One’ is a person who’s always there for you, regardless of the situation. This person can be anyone you’re close to – a family member, a best friend, or even a significant other.

The term isn’t tied to any specific origin, but it became popular on social media around the middle of the 2010s. It’s a way to differentiate between the genuine and the fake people in your life. The fakes might promise to support you, but when things get hard, they’re nowhere to be found.

You’re likely to hear ‘Real One’ in conversation, music (particularly rap), and text messages. It’s also a common term on social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. On these platforms, you’ll generally see it in posts where someone is thanking a close friend for sticking with them through thick and thin.

It’s often used by close friends as a way to say “best friend”. It’s a way to show their non-romantic or romantic love and gratitude towards each other. Examples might be friends who’ve known each other since kindergarten or a couple who’ve been married for several decades.

Example for using ‘Real One’ in a conversation

Hey, I just wanted to say thank you for always being there for me. You’re a real one. 😊

Aw, thanks! You’re a real one too! I’ll always have your back. πŸ’ͺ

I appreciate that so much. It’s hard to find real ones like you in this world. ❀️

I feel the same way. We’ve been through thick and thin together. You’re like family to me. πŸ€—