10 Reasons Having a Girl Friend Can Be Better Than Having A Girlfriend

10 Reasons Having a Girl Friend Can Be Better Than Having A Girlfriend

Sometimes having a strong relationship with someone doesn't always require dating

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Girl Best friends are a blessing that not many guys seem to take advantage of. I'm definitely amazed by how much mine has affected my life and she knows she can rub it in my face whenever she gets the chance. But the question is, why is it great?

1. Better Advice

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Girls actually know what other girls like. If you're looking for ways to impress a potential other, they're probably one of the first you should ask.

2. Jealousy? Not a Problem

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They understand that hey you have other people you care about they're not going to feel jealous just because you don't spend every second with them instead of others

3. They get when you need space

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You ever notice how there can be a space between "girl" and "friend?" but when it's girlfriend its pushed together? Girl best friends can understand the concept of "Me Time" more than anyone. This being the opposite of jealousy, they don't crave your every moment of attention.

4. Texting back? Take as long as you need

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This pretty much goes hand in hand with the last two. Not everyone is on their phones nonstop texting, we have this magical thing called reality. So Girl best friends won't get mad if you take longer cause they get it.

5. Be Yourself Homie

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Dude, we all have our guilty pleasures. Your best friend just wants you to be happy no matter how girly of a habit you could have, strut your stuff and be you boo cause they won't judge.

6. You don't have to worry about what it is they want from you!

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Bro, we have all been there. You can't decide where you go out to eat because she wants the one thing from 5 different places, and if there is something she wants, she won't tell you what that is because she thinks you should know her well enough to know. Or, even worse she won't tell you what is bothering her. Best friends don't worry about that and will say what is on their mind because they feel as friends you won't leave them. So no more pulling out the guessing game.

7. Looking good? Now you can look fly!

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Sometimes us guys Just aren't the fashionistas we think we can be. The pants we think goes with that top? THEY DO NT GO WITH THAT TOP! You want to dress to impress? Ask your girl best friend, she'll have you look sharp.

8. You gain a sense of maturity.... WHICH YOU MIGHT NEED!!!

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You ever notice how when girls are around you tend not to make the same immature jokes you would around just your boys? Guess what? That's your conscience telling you to grow up and stop making yourself look stupid. Trust me, You'll thank her later

9. You get to meet all of her friends

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I really shouldn't have to explain this, but if I must... You're her best friend so everyone probably already hears how great of a guy you are. You want the hookup? You'll get more than that with her as a wingman.

10. Best friends last longer

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You don't have to worry about breaking up. You're friends If either of you decides to pursue someone else you still end up telling each other every detail and it's fine. Just enjoy what it is that you have

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Me Saying I Don't Watch 'Game of Thrones' Is NOT Your Cue To Convince Me To Start

"Once you've accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you."

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Yes, I have flaws. We all do. But it seems as if though my biggest flaw is that I have never seen "Games of Thrones." Nope, not even one single second. I don't know why I haven't seen it, it's not that I'm particularly against the show. I guess it's just too late now for me to start it, as the premiere of the eighth and final season aired April 14th. And for some reason, I just feel that I'm too far behind to even attempt to start it.

But please, I beg of you, do not try to get me to watch it. I don't want to; I've made my decision that I have missed the "Game of Thrones" train and I have accepted my fate. It's OK, you can use your heavy TV series persuasion on someone else, don't waste it on me.

But not being a Thronie (I have no idea if you "Game of Thrones" fans actually use that term, but it's fine) comes with its own set of hardships. Yes, I know that missing out on "unquestionably the most acclaimed and beloved show on television" is probably the greatest hardship, I know, I know.

But trying to scroll through social media while seemingly every single person on my feed is posting about the show? Now that's hard. I see memes left and right, constant reaction videos, clips of scenes that I will never understand. I see people being shocked by certain characters doing certain things to certain other characters and I just cannot understand! It's tough, it really is. I feel like I'm in elementary school, sitting on the bench beside the playground watching all of the cool kids playing together. I feel excluded and uninvited to the party that is the "Game of Thrones" fandom.

It really is hard. It's difficult not understanding the jokes and comments about all the happenings in "Game of Thrones." But to those who are obsessed avid watchers, I apologize. I sincerely am sorry that I can never understand your "Game of Thrones" talk. I am sorry that my inferior self is not interested in your favorite show.

As some character that I will never know in "Game of Thrones" says, "once you've accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you." I have accepted that my major flaw is the fact that I have never seen "Game of Thrones" and that I, unfortunately, have no interest in watching. So please, don't use it against me. Besides, that one character that I don't even know said that you can't anyway.

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Poetry On Odyssey: Waxing and Waning

From Ada Limón's Carrying.

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As we near finals, it's time to reflect on this past semester: one full of ups and downs, high highs and low lows. Like a lot of my fellow students, it seemed like more time was spent in the lows. But even the drudgery of day-to-day classes had its bright spots. One of these was a book of poems I read for my creative writing class, The Carrying by Ada Limón. I was inspired by Limón's work and decided to rearrange some of the lines that struck me into a new narrative.

Waxing and Waning

I'm driving alone in the predawn

It's almost romantic as we adjust the waxy blue

the extent of our adventurism

then a heaving. Sounds sucked from lungs.

and uncupping our ears to hear.


No, to the rising tides.

(they wish to bless and bless and hush)

that bend with moss and old man's beard

mouthing the sand and silt, a crawdad

jellyfish washed to the stormy shore.


Sometimes, we drown together.

But sometimes I swear I hear it, the wound closing

your own lungs, like venom? Reader, I want to

making identical perfect selves, bam, another me,

we stood static and listened to them insane


Cling and remind me—

But sometimes I swear I hear it, the wound closing

to myself that's between a prayer and a curse—how dare we live


this was all sentimental crap, you

you were dead all over again.

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