I’ve grown up in an all girl house. Well, except for my Dad. I’ve always had girl friends and boys that were my friends. But it wasn’t until I got married that boys actually became my best friends. I certainly have my girl best friends, but I also happen to have a close relationship with guys. I never really thought that anything would be that different. But I’ve definitely learned a thing or two about what it’s like when your best friends are boys.
There is less drama. It’s just a fact. I think it’s because they just get over it. Fast. Usually when I’m in a fight with a girl friend it drags on until we can both really hash it out. Boys just move on. I don’t really know how to get over things. Honestly, I can hold a grudge for as long as humanly possible. I don’t necessarily think drama is a bad thing but it is nice to not over-analyze a situation.
They won’t remember your birthday. My girlfriends call/text/send a carrier pigeon on my day of birth. I’m lucky if my guy friends even like my instagram of me as a really cool 6 year old from 20 years ago. They probably won’t give you a gift either. My girlfriend always goes out of her way to give me a little something on my birthday. But guys, you’re lucky if they even write on your Facebook wall saying anything.
You go camping regularly. And fishing. They are pretty knowledgeable (at least the ones I hang out with) about how to live outdoors for a few days. That includes setting up a tent, starting a fire, and cleaning and cooking fish. That’s pretty impressive.
Sometimes I’m seen as the little sister, or maybe the big sister in some situations. And I like that. I never had brothers and it makes for an interesting dynamic.
If I wear a plaid button down, I will be matching at least one if not all of them.
They will send you the absolute best and funniest photos and gifs. Point in case:
They will make the worst possible picture of you as the picture that comes up when you call.
They are there for you when it matters. Whenever things are bad or good or just are, they’re there. And really, that’s all that you really need in a friend isn’t it?
Of course boys and girls are different, but having guys as best friends is pretty great. I don’t know what I would do without them.
Do you have guy best friends? What do you think?
*I would like to note I am NOT one of the boys. I am not cool enough to list any cars or know about any sports standings. Also, I think it’s important to have relationships with women, too. And my best girl friends are the awesome, but just wanted to say that I think men and women can absolutely be friends.