He's Like My Brother: Why Having A Guy BFF Is The Best

Having a guy as your BFF is pretty amazing: you can just hang out, no drama and be slobs. You guys have a friendship so tight you could swear you're separated twins. However in everyone else's mind, you two are a couple just waiting to happen, why won't they see were just mates! Because in your eyes, he's like your brother. This is why having a guy BFF is the best...

He's Honest

You can always get a no bullshit answer from this guy. He'll have no problem telling you if you look fat, slutty or if he just doesn't like it. If you're going on out on the prowl and wanna look good, you'll listen to him.

You Can Be Disgusting Together

You can do this with you girl best friend as well. But with a lad, you can be that little more... gross. Consuming chicken wings, crisps and copious amounts of fatty foods is a massive common interest. And it's nice to have someone to share your hobbies with.


He'll Always Look Out For You

In this lad's eyes you're like his sister that he can tell anything to, so you mean a lot to him (although he'll admit to it). So whether you're at a party or walking home, he'll be keeping an eye on you to make sure you're safe.

He Knows How Guys Work

He's one of them. So when it comes to some badly needed dating advice, this guy has your back. Plus he's not afraid to tell who's worth your time. Chances are if he doesn't like him, it's for a good reason.

You Go on Senseless Hungover Binges Together


What else are you meant to do?

His Hoodies Are Your Hoodies

It's just like stealing your siblings stuff. You'll give it back, but for now, it's mine.

You Work Really Well As A Team


Being a good team is probably the foundation of your friendship. You work and think in the same way, you scope everything out for each other. Especially when there's alcohol involved. You'll flirt with a guy to grab him a smoke, or he'll chat up a girl in order to get his hands on some free booze to share. You guys are absolute partners in crime.

He Keeps You Grounded

This guy is not afraid to tell you when you're acting crazy. When you're going off on a tangent, he knows exactly how to calm you down, and give you a great outside opinion. However he will also slag the shit out of whoever pissed you off, because after all, he's your friend.

You Can Party As Hard As Each Other


Well you may not be able to drink just as much as he can.

No Drama

Your best guy friend will only really have an argument with you, if you have been a bad friend. There's no bitter bitchy fighting, or sneaky sly comments, whatever problems you have with each other you'll just talk about it with each other. 

You've Endured Numerous Rumours About Being More Than Friends


A LOT of people will assume that you are a couple, should be a couple or are doing it when no one is around. Sometimes it feels like it's just you two that understand that although you love each other to bits, it's just a friendship. No friendzoning, you guys just like being and staying friends on both ends.

He'll Join In On Your Love For Beyoncè

"Like I respect her." - Will be his response to you going on for hours about her everything.

You Bicker Like Siblings


Stupid arguments which are generally fought out with silly name calling and blowing raspberries. The point is, you're both not afraid to say sorry and the fight, no matter how stupid it was, is forgotten about almost immediately.

But Love Each Other Like Siblings

You're always there for each other no matter what's going on. Late night phone calls, break-ups, and hungover agony, you two look after each as if you were blood.

Overall You Believe That You're Ying And Yang

You can't help feel that if you were born with a penis you'd probably be his twin.

And Bitches & Bros Will Never Get In The Way Of Your Friendship

Catherine Munnelly
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Catherine Munnelly is a colourfully-haired UCD graduate with a degree in reading books. A pint-sized bundle of wisdom, she has mastered the game of Flip-Cup, enjoys the company of bearded-men and despises rude people. When she's not writing or talking about her dog, you'll find her wandering around Europe telling folk that Leprechauns exist and Bono's her uncle.

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