Having guy friends is just amazing. One, they’re not as dramatic as our relationships with our girl BFFs (you won’t see them making tampo because you didn’t tell them about your office crush soon enough). Two, they give us perspectives on how the opposite sex thinks, making it easier to decode all those weird things that come with being in a relationship. Three, they’re just tons of fun to be with!
No doubt, having guy friends can be as rewarding as having gal pals. Here are 4 types of guy friends every single girl should have:
1. The Kuya
If there’s one person in your barkada who constantly reminds you to text that you got home safe and sound every single day, it’s your kuya. He checks on you every so often, making sure that you’re doing all right. He’s literally older than you, and he has taken upon himself to make sure that you’re shielded from all the bad things in this world. Someone bullying you at work? Your kuya will be the first to know. Is your ex-boyfriend’s current squeeze harassing you on Facebook? Your kuya will definitely know how to make her stop. There’s a new modus operandi for commuters? Trust us, your kuya will be the first person to tell you about it. For him, you’ll always be his little sister–even if you’re already 28 years old.
2. The Unapologetic Flirt
This guy’s a player, and he’s proud of it. He has made flirting an art, and girls just love to be around him. He knows every trick in the book–and he has warned you about each of them. Interestingly enough, he constantly warns you to stay away from guys like him. He claims to have spared you from so many heartbreaks because he made you avoid dozens of potential bad-news boyfriends, and he give great dating advice.
3. The Cool Guy
He’s the man about town who happens to know all the cool happenings–way before they become mainstream. He’s cool and fun to be with, and he takes you to so many adventures that you wouldn’t otherwise try on your own. In fact, he was the one who talked you into trying out speed dating, with your unapologetic flirt of a friend lecturing you on the many different ways how guys try to win over girls.
He’s the guy who knows you inside out. He knows all your dirty little secrets, and he was nothing but supportive of you despite all your mistakes. You’ve been friends for a long time that you have your own private jokes. He knows you well enough to notice whenever something is bothering you–even before you tell him what it is–and he knows just the thing to make you feel better (which usually involves alcohol).
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