Most, if not all girls always complain about having female friends and they say they prefer male friends. They says guys don’t do the petty things their female friends do (like backbite and trying to steal their boyfriends). Having a guy best friend can be a real blessing. It means that you can talk and share things with someone who may have a completely different perspective on life, and you can offer each other some interesting insight into the mentality of the opposite sex.
Here are a few things you should know about having a male bestie
THEY FORGIVE EASILY
That girl called you something mean, your guy BFF will have words with her or with her boyfriend. Some guy treated you badly, he will come back to apologize once your BFF has dealt with him. Maybe you’re wrong and the opposing party is right but in the heat of the moment, they will defend you. In private they will give you their opinion but when you needed him he was there and that’s all that matters.
KEEPING IT FRIENDLY COULD BE HARD
If you and your guy best friend are not sure you are on the same page about your friendship, keeping it friendly may prove difficult. You have to make sure that both of you know what’s going on, so you don’t misinterpret an act of friendliness (for example, offering to help with something) as anything more. You should do your best to avoid any such confusion, as it will just make things awkward.
THEY CAN BE YOUR CHAMBER OF SECRETS
Yes, that was a total Harry Potter reference! Second, this is to an extent true. As humans, we can spread secrets and gossip like fire can spread in a forest but this depends on your level of friendship. Having a guy best friend means having him at the highest level, close enough that the minute you say you have something to tell them, they start swearing the oath.
BE CAREFUL OF TOO MUCH INFORMATION
Another likely thing is that he may hesitate to be completely open and tell you everything that’s on his mind, unless you are really, really close. This can happen if he is the kind of person to think in categories, and consider some things to be “guy things” and others to be “girly things”. This may cause him to feel awkward while discussing “guy things” with a girl, or your “girly things”. For example, he may not want to talk to you about going to the gym, or if you mention that you are on your period and that you have stomach pain because of it, he may be extremely uncomfortable. So thread carefully, and try to figure out how much information is too much information.
EXPECT WEIRD NICKNAMES
You complain and say you hate them with a strong vengeance but on the inside you love them. Only your guy BFF is allowed to call you something utterly ridiculous, like Princess small Boobi. Anyone else who tried to pull that would meet terribly painful death.
THERE WOULD DEFINITELY BE DRAMA
The myth that ‘guy BFF’s have less drama in a friendship’. That’s not true. Guys can get mood swings and jealous and hormonal. They can backbite about with the guys and can ditch you in heartbeat if they wanted too. But the point is, if your friendship is strong enough you’ll be able to withstand all the drama.
EVERYONE WOULD THINK YOU’RE DATING
Every small action your guy BFF does become something glorified and romantic. When nothing about your relationship is romantic. He gives you his jacket to wear when it’s cold because he’s a gentleman not because he wants to date you. Above all this, the comments people share, spreading gossip that you two ‘are just too shy to confess your feelings’ Please people, it’s the 21st Century, guys and girls can be just friends.