14 Brutal Facts Explaining Why A Guy Best Friend Is Better Than A Boyfriend

14 Brutal Facts Explaining Why A Guy Best Friend Is Better Than A Boyfriend

Elsa Quartet
September 04 2016 - 06:29pm

You feel so strong and attractive when you have a boyfriend that everything seems a lot better about your life. Well, there’s one thing that can make you feel even better: having a guy best friend! Here are 14 reasons that prove you should have a man as your best friend, rather than as a boyfriend!

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1. He’s there no matter what

Sure, people can break up with their friends too, but those breakups are not the same as when you’re in a relationship, nor as dramatic or irreparable. With your best friend, though, it’s out of the question. So, your guy best friend is here to stay, unlike your boyfriend, who may or may not call things off any minute.

2. He’s honest with you.

Someone who is trying to get in your pants will never be completely honest about how the pants actually look on you. A true friend, however, is always brutally honest about your looks. A guy best friend is even better: he doesn’t get jealous or always want to look better than you, I mean, deep inside.

3. You can order whatever you want at dinner.

Because as long as you’re not lovers, no man sees himself as the one who MUST pay for the dinner. So you can order what you actually want, rather than getting all nervous about whether it will be too expensive or something for another person to pay. After all, no one wants to feel like they are  exploiting another person financially.

4. You don’t have to pretend.

“How do I look?”  “Should I be sitting like this??”  “Is there something in my teeth?” Forget all these questions. You can be disgusting in front of him, because, well, you don’t have to “attract” him. Enjoy your meal without being way too self-conscious. Relieving, isn’t it?

5. He loves you for who you are.

Your relationship with him has nothing to do with physical attraction or appearance, it’s all about your personality! So you don’t have to worry about whether he “really” loves you, because he does.

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6. You don’t have to change yourself.

6. You don’t have to change yourself.

If your boyfriend is into indie rock, you'll have to give it a shot, even if it makes your ears feel like they will start bleeding at any given moment. With your guy best friend, however, you don’t have to seem so enthusiastic about his unbearable music taste or his hobbies. You already have a lot in common!

7. No need to engage in the world's dumbest texting conversations.

“Hey, how are you?” “Hey, what's up?” “Hey, how's your day going?”

There's no need for your best friend to text you “Hey, how's your day going?” because if you haven't contacted him, odds are, things are fine.

Texting is only reserved for inside jokes and making plans for the immediate future (i.e. “Get up, let's get breakfast” as opposed to “Hey! Are you gonna be free to maybe get dinner at this new place in Greenwich next Friday?”).

8. You don’t have to hide your worries or anger from him.

Your best friend does not have the luxury of dumping you when you annoy the sh*t out of him. So you can call him 37 times and finally resolve to show up at his front door to physically wake him up yourself when you have plans for breakfast.

9. You don't have to buy him gifts for random bullsh*t holidays.

From Valentine's Day to the one-month anniversary of the day you started dating to the four-month anniversary of the day you first kissed to the five-month anniversary of the day you first met, relationships are filled with plenty of bullsh*t holidays for which you are forced to come up with sweet, thoughtful gifts.

There is one holiday that forces you to buy a gift for your male best friend, and that is his birthday.

10. You can take him home to your parents without it being a big deal.

When you invite a guy with whom you’re romantically involved to meet your family, he might automatically assume you’re deeply in love with him and want to get married tomorrow.

On the other hand, your guy best friend probably has been over to your house a million times and your mom secretly likes him more than she likes you.

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11. He listens.

No matter how much your boyfriend loves you, there are certain times when his focus will fall back on how nice your rack looks in that shirt or whether or not you guys will have sex tonight.

Your best friend, on the other hand, genuinely loves your personality so much that he's probably interested in what you have to say.

12. He doesn’t bring drama.

“I love him so much it hurts.” “I don't think I love him enough.” “I think he's cheating on me.” “He hasn't talked to me in two days.”...

Even the best romantic relationships come with their fair share of drama. If anything, your relationship with your guy best friend serves as a safe haven from all the other drama in your life.

13. You really can watch a movie with him.

In the dating world, “watch a movie” is code for, at the very least, a hardcore snuggle sesh. This can be so cute and so fun, but problems start arising when you’re interested in the movie and can't focus with his hand all over you.

“Watch a movie” takes on a whole new meaning when it involves your male best friend, as you can pick a movie you want to see and, get this, see it.

14. You never have to feel self-conscious about your body.

No matter how confident we are with our bodies, we all have those “f*ck! I forgot to shave!” and “ugh please don't touch me there” moments when with our significant others.

Your best friend, free from any sort of physical attraction to begin with, automatically marks all of these insecurities as null and void.

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