Today while browsing the internets, I happened across an article that really irked me. I don’t get physically angry too often, but I did when I saw this article titled “Every Time You Say ‘I Have More Guy Friends Because I Hate Drama,’ My Soul Dies.” It’s one of the silliest things I think Cosmo has published, and that is saying a lot.
But this was full of snarking on girls who have more guy friends than girls because the author thinks that ALL girls who say this are basically awful human beings. To quote, she says “you are literally Voldemort.” It’s complete with TWO examples of women she knew who were guys’ girls, so that totally means every girl who has a lot of guy friends is also He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
I was really upset by this because I am a guys’ girl. I grew up around guys because that’s the environment I was surrounded by. Sure, I had some girlfriends. But the majority of my friends were guys until I got to college and joined a sorority. Even then, I still had a ton of guy friends. And now as an adult, a lot of my super close friends are guys.
I think it’s really unfair to say that girls who have more guy friends are these awful traitors. It’s not true. You can have a lot of girlfriends and still be worthy of a Dark Mark. So here are some reasons why I love my guy friends.
There is, indeed, less drama. I don’t want to perpetuate the stereotype that girls are dramatic, but I just really don’t fight with my guy friends. Like, ever.
There’s none of this.
They don’t get mad at me for things they heard happened. They actually ask about it first.
They look out for my safety. My guy friends always make sure I get home safely or willing to step in and get a creepy dude away from me.
They’re willing to defend my honor and don’t care what anyone thinks about it. I have a lot of girlfriends that will not stick up for me or anyone else if it makes them look bad.
They give big bear hugs.
They’re always happy to help me. I asked some girlfriends to help me move something and received laughter in response. My guy friends came over to help right away.
They give great insight into the male psyche.
They listen and give solid, honest advice even if it’s not what you want to hear.
In conclusion, I love my girlfriends. But I also love my guy friends. That doesn’t make me awful.
Do you think you have more guy friends than girlfriends? What do you think about girls who do? Tell us in the comments!