BFFs are a life staple. If you don’t have a squad, a crew, or a gang, you have no idea what you’re missing out on. And if it is just the two of you, say you and your male bestie, that’s even better, less drama, more fun! Now, while we would prefer hanging out with the girls and gossiping quite shamelessly about men, it doesn’t cut it every time. Girl talk can get old very quickly unless you’re a serial dater with new gist every other day. And it doesn’t help that the average female will spend 15 minutes of a 2 hour meet up with her friends talking about finance and whatnot and then spend the remaining time talking about men and men related issues. I mean, why do we buy hair? So we can look good for men and drive other women mad with envy.
If you’re a misandrist reading this, I advise that you run! Hahhahahha! Girls have drama. We know it. And we do our best to avoid it. It is why we fake smiles, fake laughter, fake happiness, and fake love. We want to say what we think, but then, our squaddies might call it uptight, prudish, or even label it as being jealous. I mean, jealous? I’m trying to help you here! Okay, that’s enough. I’m not ranting. My point is, really genuine female friendships are rare. They are hard to find and you constantly wait for the other shoe to drop. If you’re disappointed, then you had better hold on to that friendship with everything you have got, you won’t find another like it.
Seeing as I have made you understand why female friendships require a little extra, why not see my reasons why you need a male bestie. Just one male bestie will balance out the five BFFs on the other side of the scale. Trust me, I have got a male bestie, and it is never awkward.
Why Male Bestie Though?
They Are Fiercely Protective
They’re like the brothers you wish you have, or you never had. Whichever fits your situation. I’ll admit, sometimes you want to wring their necks. But, their intentions are noble. They like you and since they will never tell you this, I will. They love you. And the idea that you might be hurt from what they perceive as a wrong action, doesn’t sit well with them.
They Don’t Get Jealous (Unless..)
Nope. Your bestie is never going to get jealous of your other friends. If you’re not careful, you might be the one getting jealous over how well he seems to get along with your other friends. He knows you have your admirers and all of that. He may even help you sort them out. And he won’t get jealous, unless…..you know what I mean.
They Can Get ‘Down and Dirty’ With You
Get your mind out of the gutter! Ew. Whatever you were thinking, that’s not what I mean. A male bestie will talk sense into your head, even when you consider it unnecessary and inopportune. He is not going to shy away from your questions, even if he may not be comfortable with some of them. And that’s saying something.
They Have A Refreshing Perspective On Issues
And let me tell you, they can be damn insufferable about this. If your bestie is smart (and he should, otherwise, run!), he’s going to want to pick your mind at every opportunity. And it is refreshing if you’re down for it.
They Are Brutally Honest
You’ll get over your anger after the first twenty times. And you will find yourself appreciating this quality. Now, this doesn’t mean that girl besties aren’t honest too, they are. But, most times, they won’t push it if they sense your reluctance to hear it. Your bestie doesn’t care. Well, he cares. So you’re going to have to listen anyway.
They Push You To Do Better ( Hypeman extraordinaire)
Even if you do not want to, he’s going to push you. He may be covert about it, downright outrageous, or even press your buttons till you give in. and when you feel like you need a confidence boost, he’s there. Some of the encouragement may be over the top, but your smile will be so wide, you won’t notice.
They Are Stand Up Comedians (for you only)
And it is usually reserved for special occasions. Like when you are PMSing and ice cream is nowhere in sight. He will bravely, I might add, let you have fun at his expense. So long as you are happy. Let me tell you though, he will get back at you if you make him do something especially embarrassing. But its all fun, so…..have fun!
They Have Good Shoulders For Crying On
When they are not seething and wanting to murder the culprit or culprits. He will let you sneeze and cry and blow catarrh into his face. And he will never look at you like you’re weak. He’s going to call it your superwoman moment. And God helps whoever made you cry. They’ll have to answer for their crimes. I mean making a woman cry sad tears should be nothing short of a crime, right?
They Are Quite Adventurous (your life will never be boring)
Only your bestie will dare you to be as scandalous as you can. And you will often question your sanity many times for agreeing to his wild schemes. But, note that you should be prepared to take some heated glares from certain folks. But you’re with your best friend, so what should it matter?
They Know What Looks Good On You
And they can be very vocal about it. Or poetic or visual if he’s not the talking type. He is also honest about your looks after he has teased you to his satisfaction, of course. I often think of male besties as walking tubes of “feel-good”, pardon my poor comparison. They’re good for a girl’s ego.
They Are Attentive
If you think your bestie isn’t listening to you, you’re in for a rude awakening. He hears the stuff you don’t say, he notices the little things. I was shocked when my bestie told me about a little quirk I have. It’s a silly quirk, really and I didn’t think he’d noticed it. The fact is, if you need an ear, your bestie lends his. Every time.
They Have The Best Jokes, Music And Movies
Go through his phone and computer system, with his consent of course. And see if you aren’t looking for the share icon in a frenzy. Lol. I have given up on trying to beat my bestie’s music collection, it is a battle I’m not going to win. The handwriting is on the wall.
You Can Always “Borrow” An Item Of Clothing
Whatever you want. Whenever you want. Especially if he’s away or isn’t looking. It isn’t stealing, it is borrowing. And girls look better in guys’ clothing. Trust me, if he notices, you can blink your way into retaining the item. It hasn’t worked for me yet, but try it. Maybe my eyelashes aren’t long enough.