It’s time to beat down the rumors once and for all; you CAN have a guy best friend without liking them or starting a relationship with them.  I promise it’s possible and it’s a wonderful thing!  There really is something to be said about a girl who has a lot of guy friends.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love my girlfriends, but having close guy friends is completely different.  Actually, having a guy best friend, or a few, is one of the greatest friendships there is!

            Hanging out with a group of guys involves zero drama.  Boys fight and move on.  They usually don’t hold grudges and are just looking for a good time with their buddies.  They also don’t care about all the gossip circulating in your school.  If you’re looking for someone to talk to about your guy problems, they’re the perfect source!  They know how guys think and can tell you exactly what you should do.  It’s also easy to bring out your tom-boy side around them, whether it’s playing video games or a game of one on one basketball.  They’ll always be up for the challenge!  Unlike girls, guys don’t care about what people think about them and they won’t care what others think about you.  It’s easy to show up to their place in sweats and no makeup.  There is never any judging involved when you hang around guys.

Having a good balance between your girl and guy friends is key.  Both groups are completely different and each has their own amazing benefits.  Don’t be afraid to develop a friendship with a guy.  It may turn out to be one of your closet friendships yet!