By Candice Jalili March 25, Having a boyfriend is obviously fantastic for many reasons. You already like his personality, he's located conveniently near to you, and he has genitals and everything!
And eventually, everyone moves on. This leaves me with the freedom to devour my New York Strip with a clear conscience.
There are bot psychological studies conducted seemingly every year devoted to picking apart the extremely pressing question of whether men and women can be friends, even though they never seem to come to any concrete answers. Soon, they realize they have nothing to worry about.
He'll honestly tell you what that dress looks like on you. Despite being extremely close to my family, I am yet to invite one boy with whom I have been romantically involved ffiend meet them for fear that he would automatically assume I am deeply in love with him and want to get married tomorrow.
Simply put, unlike a boyfriend, who could potentially end things at any given moment, your male best friend does not have the luxury of calling it quits as soon as the going gets tough. This forces you guys to work things out.
So you can't really be annoyed with them Typical friendship stuff. Is that why everyone assumes that you're dating? What are you waiting for?! No one hears more about how guys are "all animals" than a woman with a male best friend. No need to engage in the world's dumbest texting conversations.
By Gabrielle Moss Oct. And no matter what happens, women with male best friends aren't pulling some kind of sexual long con.
But often times, they don't. As mentioned earlier, your male best friend is not interested in your rack. He brings no drama into your life. There's no pressure when they meet her.
This can be so cute and so fun, but problems start arising when I'm interested in the movie and I can't focus with your hand gett rubbing my upper thigh. There's no need to impress him with a feigned interest in the weird music you hate. If my best friend is paying for my meal, it is only because I left my wallet at home bset I'm paying for his the next time we go out. When you're a woman with a male best friend, people think that you're up to something.
If anything, your relationship with your guy best friend serves as a safe haven from all the other drama in your life. There is one holiday that forces you to buy a gift for your male best friend, and that is his birthday. Oh yeah, that's right: forever. You don't have to worry about annoying him.
You really can just s a movie with him. In fact, we can, and often do, talk about pooping, burping and farting while talking with our mouths filled to the brim.
Your best friendship, free from any sort of physical attraction to begin with, automatically marks all of these insecurities as null and void. Here are 34 things only we women with male best friends truly understand. Furthermore, I can do it in the comfort of my ugliest sweats and both my retainers in without any sort of sensual thigh rubbing to distract me.
But even when nothing sexual has ever happened between you and your male BFF. This gives him no choice but to listen to what you have to say. I could not care less whether or not my best friend wants to boink me.
Texting is only reserved for inside jokes and making plans for the immediate future i. Whether your ass looks absolutely fantastic or like a pancake, your male best friend has no reason to lie to you. They can't quite agree on what it is — are you trying to get laid?
You don't have to force anything. Over the course of two years, Scientific American covered one study that claimed that men and women can't be friends because men are disgusting horn-dog monsters, and one study that showed that men and women can be friends.
Does love have to sweep you off your feet? On the other hand, beet closest guy friends have all been over to my house a million times and my mom definitely likes a few of them more than she likes me. Half the population can't be friends with each other?
You never have to feel self-conscious about your body. I don't mean that in gte gross, off-putting "I don't get along with other women because I am way too sexxxy" kind of way — most of my friends do happen to be women. The emotional fall-out from hooking up with your male BFF and having it not work out burns hotter than a thousand fridnd, and is more painful than a thousand awkward OkCupid dates. I'm not saying we deserve a medal for dealing with the pressure of everyone's suspicions and expectations and still managing to maintain kick-ass friendships in the process, but You can order whatever you want at dinner.