Thinking about the things in my apartment that are older than I am: Depending on how often you wear it, classically-styled, well-made formal wear. Jewelry generally. Flatware, especially silverware. High-quality furniture. Certain books. Fine china. Winter clothes. Photographs.
In addition to all these, at my parents' house, things older than or about as old as they are: Original artwork (most wasn't bought, though; ancestors created it). My grandparents' marriage license. (I guess they didn't buy that. How about their marriage license as a buy-once item?)
"I don't understand the point of your post. Maybe I'm just not reading it right.
It sounds like you're trying to draw some arbitrary distinction, like "Friends are for activities and interests, whereas dates and spouses are for…"
"Brett McKay wrote a couple articles about male friendships up at the main AoM website. Here's the title and first paragraph from one:
Title: Making and Keeping Man Friendships
Several weeks ago we posted an article about the history and…"