Why Every Girl Needs Guy Friends

While we love our girlfriends, sometimes it’s just easier to be one of the guys. Like Dee on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia or Jess on the New Girl, some girls just get along better in a group of guys. As long as you have a thick skin and a quick wit to keep up with their constant bantering, boy BFFs are the way to go. That doesn’t mean you can’t get along with other women, you just happen to click better with the opposite sex. Ladies luncheons and baby shower games aren’t really your thing, but kicking your bud’s ass in fantasy football totally is. Here are 15 reasons why guys make the best friends:

  1. They give the best guy advice. Guys know best what guys like, how they think, and which ones we should definitely stay away from. You always know who to call when you need help deciphering those cryptic texts guys are notorious for sending, and if they aren’t texting you at all, count on your boys to hit you with a dose of reality.
  2. They don’t borrow your clothes without asking. But you have a collection of their hoodies that they know they are never, ever, getting back. It all evens out, though, since they come over and raid your fridge on the regular.
  3. They act as your stand-in boyfriend. Indefinitely single and need a plus one? No problem, your boy BFF will come to the rescue. He also knows after 4 hours at an open bar, you need your Taco Bell. Plus, you never have to worry about those awkward silences that plague real dates because he’s full of juicy stories about his latest Tinder conquests.
  4. They can fix things. Whether it’s the leaky sink your maintenance man has been neglecting to fix, or changing your tire when you hit yet another pot hole, they’ve got you covered. They’ll no doubt bitch about how you use them as your own personal plumber, mechanic, electrician, personal assistant, slave, etc. but that never stops them from getting the job done.
  5. They aren’t as sensitive. You can be your blatantly honest self and they’ll still want to hang with you later. Even after you tell them how disgusting they are and try to give their entire life a makeover, they never take it personal.
  6. They’re less judgmental. They don’t care what kind of car you drive or how much money you make, as long as you know which sports teams to root for. Just make sure you know all the rules of the game and who the key players are.
  7. They won’t hook up with your ex behind your back. And if they do, well… then you’ve got bigger problems.
  8. They won’t screw you over. They might (probably) at some point try to have sex with you, but they will never have sex with you over. You might (probably) want to have sex with them at some point as well, and hopefully (or not) that happens at the same time.
  9. They know how to bring out your inner child. Sure, it’s because they aren’t as mature as the girls your age, but it’s nice to let your hair down and act like a kid again every now and then. Whether it’s playing paintball or beer pong, they aren’t afraid to get dirty, and they definitely aren’t thinking about how germy those balls just made their beer.
  10. They don’t do drama. Okay, so that’s not entirely true. Guys definitely come with their own set of problems and want to use you as their sounding board, but you’re almost never beefing with each other. When you are, it’s over before you can say, “Boozy brunch?”
  11. They have hot single friends. And they aren’t trying to hide them or keep them all to themselves, even though they’ll tell you a million times that none of these guys are good enough for you – and they’re almost always (annoyingly) right.
  12. They protect you. You’re like their sister now, and nobody is messing with their sister (except for them). They can prank you and talk crap to you all they want, but everyone else better step off.
  13. They can keep up with your drinking. And eating. It’s nice to throw caution (and your diet) to the wind and eat real food every once and a while. Your girlfriends are insufferable to dine out with since they’re busy counting calories and avoiding carbs, but your guys know that YOLO means extra cheese on your pizza and all you can eat buffalo wings.
  14. They aren’t cliquey. Sure, they have their core group, but they’re always open to welcoming new members. The “you can’t sit with us” mentality doesn’t apply, especially if you bring a six pack.
  15. You don’t have to compete with them. Which means you can relax and just be yourself, which is the best way to be.
Rachael is an award winning stand-up comedienne, freelance writer, and BravoTV superfan. Her Real Housewives tagline is “The only thing bigger than my boobs are my personalities.” In her spare time, she keeps busy catering to the needs of a very spoiled Siberian Husky, (Paris Hilton), cleaning the skeletons out of her closet (to make room for more shoes), and swiping left to everyone on Tinder. Follow her on twitter @therealplandd.