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Some people don’t think men and women can be friends with one another but honestly, that’s complete bull. Platonic friendships between different sexes can not only happen, but they’re also very important. 

Below I am going to go over some of the things we gain through our friendships with guys that our other female friends just don’t offer us in the same ways. While this might be confusing for some if you’re the kind of person who has friends that are of the opposite sex you know exactly how true it is. Guys friends aren’t always as bad as they’re made out to be.

13 Reasons Why Having Guy Best Friends Can Be Very Important:

1. They can give some of the best advice.

Because they are men themselves these guy friends of yours can help you to understand the things your facing from a new point of view. They give really good advice in a lot of ways. Sure, it might not always be easy to face but it’s important to hear them out.

2. They are normally very straightforward.

While female friends will sugar coat things or beat around the bush guy friends normally won’t. They tend to be very straightforward and to the point. If there is something they need to say, they will say it.

3. They can be your ‘date’ without it being a ‘date.’

When you need to go somewhere with a ‘date’ of the opposite sex and you’re single, guy friends make great stand-ins. When the two of you both know things are strictly platonic this kind of thing is a great way to feel a lot less awkward in these kinds of situations. They make things a lot easier to deal with.

4. They really know how to make you laugh.

Guy friends are usually some of the easiest to get along with. They know how to make you laugh and always keep you smiling. Sure, they might sometimes take things a bit too far but you know how to keep them in check.

5. They tend to love going on adventures.

Females overall are just not usually as adventurous as men. Your guy friends are going to be a lot more willing to go hiking on a sporadic trip than your female friends will depending on the people in your life. They love going out and exploring the world.

6. They are nowhere near as dramatic as female friends.

Guy friends are nowhere near as dramatic as female friends. They don’t care about the petty things females do and it keeps things a lot less complicated when it comes to the friendship as a whole. You don’t have to worry about them gossiping behind your back.

7. They can tell you what a guy is really thinking.

When you have a text message that you need to figure out the meaning behind they can help. Because your guy friends are well, guys they can help you really read between the lines. I guess you could say they can smell a fu*k boy a mile away.

8. They can tell when a guy is a jerk right off the bat.

When you’re trying to date someone and your guy friends come to you warning you that the person you’re pursuing is a jerk chances are they have good reasons for saying that. Guys love to talk and they likely have a lot of dirt on that person in specific. Hear them out, you won’t regret it.

9. They don’t usually mind going out for ‘junk’ food.

While women tend to be on diets or try to eat more healthily most men are quick to jump into eating junk food. You can always count on your guy friends to be ready for a trip to taco bell or anything else of the sort. Sure, some females like junk food as well but guys are much less complicated to convince to go out for fast food or things of that nature.

10. They can help you move things or fix things when you need a little extra strength.

When you need to move or are working on putting something together calling your guy friends over for help is an easy way to get them done. They can move things with much more ease and as a result, you won’t risk hurting yourself. Why struggle when you don’t have to?

11. You don’t have to worry about crushing on the same person.

When you have guy friends within reason you don’t usually have to worry about falling in love or crushing on the same person. They have the women they’re interested in and you have the men you’re interested it. This makes it a lot less complicated when it comes to finding partners.

12. They are much more honest.

Guys are overall a lot more willing to tell you when your outfit is weird than women. They won’t hold back when it comes to calling you out. Honesty is something you don’t have to question with them.

13. They aren’t afraid to poke fun at you.

Your guy friends will dish those smart remarks right back at you and won’t usually get butthurt over them. You can cut up with one another without worry about hurting the other’s feelings. This makes having fun a lot easier.