Having a good friend is the best gift life can throw at you-there is no doubt in that.

However, when it comes to friendships, most people disregard the possibility of being friends with someone of the opposite sex.

So far, we have evolved tremendously in every single field of life but somehow people are still suspicious when it comes to girls having a male best friend.

There are still some people thinking that there is always something more going on there and that that a girl and guy can’t be just friends without any romantic feelings or physical attraction appearing sooner or later.

I dare say that those who think that a girl has to be a tomboy to have a male best friend are still living in an old-fashioned world (which doesn’t have to necessarily mean that it is bad but in the majority of cases it is).

Picking your friends according to their sex shouldn’t be the norm. After all, having a male best friend is awesome on so many levels and those women who have long-lasting friendships with guys know how to appreciate this special bond.

They know that they can rely on them and they will always be protective when it comes to other guys.

One of the most famous male best friend quotes says: “A guy friend is that friend who can make you laugh even when you bet on never smiling again”. And this can’t be more true because a male BFF is more like a brother.

He loves spending time with you, he treats you like his sister (especially when other guys are hitting on you), you are each other’s partner in crime (even though you’re not partners), you have each other’s back and you know you can trust each other on a really deep level that you cannot find with any other friendship type.

Every girl deserves to feel protected and to know that she will never have to worry about manipulators and other types of toxic men.

Every girl should have a guy friend because with him, you will have the time of your life and your stomach will hurt from so much laughing.

You see, having a male friend has more advantages than you may think.

He will be your most reliable source when it comes to decoding other guys’ text messages, he will be your plus-one when you need it and he will spice up your life with more chill than you were having before.

The biggest difference when it comes to a guy-girl and girl-girl friendship is that guys don’t take themselves as seriously as women tend to do and with them, there is less drama.

So, it’s a real refreshment that every girl needs in her life to feel utterly happy and content.

If you still don’t believe me that the best friendship you can have is with a man, here are 10 reasons why having a guy best friend is simply the best.

10 REASONS WHY EVERY GIRL SHOULD HAVE A GUY BEST FRIEND

He will help you understand men better

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How many times have you wondered what kind of text message to send to the guy you like?

How many times have you tried to interpret some dude’s mixed signals but you haven’t had anyone to help you out?

Well, when you’re friend with a man, your tortures come to an end because he is the one who gives you a fresh perspective on the way all other guys think.

When you have a guy friend, you can finally take a look at the world from a male’s point of view and that is something every woman wants.

You’ve always wanted to know what is going on in a man’s head and this is your best chance to find that out.

Your best friend of the opposite sex is a person who will tell you everything you’ve always wanted to know about men and this knowledge can home in handy when it comes to your romantic relationships.

Advice that comes from your male friend can broaden your perspective and he’ll give you a different point of view from all of your girlfriends.

This guy is a man himself and therefore he knows how guys think and is better at predicting their behavior.

He can help you with winning a guy over, with reading through all the mixed signals you are getting and with handling all of your relationship drama.

Remember, his advice is something you should never doubt, because he only wants the best for you.

There is less drama

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No matter how hard you try to fight it, when you are mostly surrounded by female friends, you’ll get yourself involved in some drama sooner or later because with them, everything in a big deal.

Nevertheless, when you have a male best friend, you can expect a drama-free friendship and that is exactly what you need.

Of course, this doesn’t mean you’ll never argue with your male bestie but even what that happens, you shouldn’t expect him to hold any grudges or to give you the silent treatment.

He’ll always tell you what’s bothering him about your behavior and when you two have a disagreement, you’ll resolve it quickly without any unnecessary drama.

Besides, when you have a female friend, you constantly need to be careful of if she is jealous of you and that is something that will never happen with your bro.

Your best guy friend will be practical when it comes to less important things such as buying you birthday gifts (he will always get you exactly what you need) or those which really matter, like giving you advice about relationships.

He will push you out of your comfort zone and will never fail to give you a fresh perspective on things.

He will protect you

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It’s in a man’s nature to protect a woman he deeply cares about. A male best friend will always protect you and support you.

When you have a male bestie, you can always count on his shoulder to cry on.

He’ll always have your back and you’ll have his support no matter what. This guy will not back out on you when things get rough.

He is the best person to take care of you when you get your heart broken and you’ll always have someone to lift your spirit up whenever you’re feeling down.

If this guy is really your best friend, he’ll see you as his little sister and he’ll treat you accordingly.

He’ll never allow any man to hurt your feelings because he values you more than that.

Whether you’re having problems in your romantic relationship or someone is just being mean to you, you can expect for your guy best friend to always have your back or even to threaten to do something absurd just to protect you. Having that cannot measure up to anything else.

You can rely on him

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Your male best friend is a person you can count on, no matter the circumstances.

Whether you need help with some work around the house or you just need someone to comfort you and to be your shoulder to cry on, he’ll always be there for you.

This is a person you can call in the middle of the night and expect him to show up.

He will hear you out when you’re going through a painful break up or some other issues with your significant other.

If you two are really best friends, he’ll never be too busy to hear you out and to offer you his advice.

This guy will never think that your problems are foolish and he will even help you out with things guys usually find boring, such as picking your outfit for the night.

Even if he thinks something is not important, he’ll be there for you, because he knows it’s a big deal to you.

Also, being good friends with a guy means always having a plus one to all boring events you can’t go by yourself.

If necessary, he’ll pretend to be your boyfriend and allow you to post pictures with him all over your social media to make your ex jealous after a breakup or even be your wingman when you need one.

He will be honest with you

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A guy best friend will be honest with you, no matter what. This guy doesn’t have any ambitions to turn your friendship into a romance and therefore doesn’t have the intention of presenting himself as better than he is.

He is the person who’ll tell you the harsh truth, no matter how painful it can be.

He’ll always be frank with you and will never sweet talk you into something just because he is afraid you’ll get your feelings hurt.

Of course, he doesn’t want to hurt you but he knows that you need a reality check from time to time.

So, if you are ever in doubt about whether a boy is taking advantage of you or if you should give him a chance, your male best friend is definitely the person to go to.

When you have a male best friend, you should never worry about him talking behind your back.

This is the guy who will stand by you in front of everyone but will tell you all about your flaws straight to your face.

When you’re hanging out with him, you can let out your inner dude as well

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Being good friends with a man means being able to behave like one too, without being considered weird.

You can be chill to the core without ever worrying that he will misinterpret something. Isn’t that just great? Of course it is.

It is hard to do the same thing when you’re hanging out with girls only.

You are always cautious about breaking some of the girly rules and appearing like the ultimate tomboy in front of them.

But when hanging out with your best guy friend, you will never have to worry about it again.

If you want to drink beer and sit with one hand in your pants like Al Bundy in ‘Married… with Children’, he will be okay with that.

If you feel like cursing, he won’t say a word to you. As a matter of fact, he will probably join you.

He is your biggest critic and he keeps you grounded

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When you have female friends, in most cases, they will be gentle on you and always on the look out not to hurt your feelings. However, when it comes to a male bestie, things will be different.

It is not that your bro won’t give a damn about hurting you-he will just be the one who tells you the truth, no matter how harsh it might be.

The best thing in the world is when you have someone who will be your biggest critic without being offensive or pushy. And your male best friend will be exactly that.

He will be your biggest critic regarding everything you do and you will never be able to be mad at him for it.

He is the one who will take your rose tinted sunglasses off and tell you that your significant other is not good for you, that your new haircut doesn’t look good on you, that you haven’t been your best self lately or that you’ve gained some weight.

Of course, he won’t interfere with your life decisions but he will definitely be there to open your eyes and help you face the reality.

Also, he will keep you grounded when you start flying too high. He will be the perfect balance that every girl needs in her life.

He will comfort you and inspire you to see happiness whenever you’re feeling down.

If you’re not being fair to yourself, he will make sure to tell you. If you’re being full of yourself, he will also make sure to acknowledge it to you.

And he will expect from you the same treatment because it is the only way to improvement.

He is always ready for illogical convos on the phone

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Even if it is 3am, he will always be ready for some illogical, existential crisis convos on the phone.

Whenever you find it hard to fall asleep, you will always know that it’s time to contact your guy best friend and have a session of deep, weird conversation.

Because of their nature, it is really easy to make fool out of yourself on the phone or in person because you simply don’t give a shit what he will think about it.

You will feel comfortable whatever you do with him because you understand each other on a deeper level than with anyone else.

You don’t have to worry about annoying him

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If there’s one thing you will never have to worry about with your guy BFF, that is annoying him.

Spending time with him will be a mixture of laughing, talking about conspiracy theories and other wonders of the earth, poking and teasing each other.

And best of all is that you will never have to worry that you will overdo it.

You generally don’t have to worry about annoying him because you do that all the time to each other.

It’s a part of your daily routine and it has become your second nature.

He will listen to you

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No matter how much you poke and tease each other, at the end of the day you know that you have your person who is always ready to listen to you and be there for you no matter what.

I’m not saying that you won’t have this in girl friendships. You will but there are higher chances that something will go wrong because girls have more complex minds and they are more sensitive.

Having a guy best friend means being 100% sure that he will never talk behind your back or do something bad to you.

If he has something to say, he will say it to your face. And if you have something to say to him, he will be there to listen to you.

It’s as simple as that. Having a guy BFF means having someone to laugh your ass off with and someone to cry with at the same time, knowing that you will always have each other’s back no matter what.

Having a guy friend means having the time of your life and enjoying every single second of it.

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