Why Every Girl Needs A Guy Best Friend

Why Every Girl Needs A Guy Best Friend

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Can a guy and girl actually just be friends? WOW, what a concept! The 21st century has liberated us in more than a million ways and finding a best friend from opposite gender is one of them. We can now chill with our friend without having being judged about it and more so, the sheer greatness of having them around.

Here are 15 reasons having a best friend of the opposite gender rocks so much:

1. A great wing (wo)man

Having a friend that can unsuspiciously tell the cute guy/girl you're interested in how cool and fun you are is just the tip of the iceberg to how great having a best friend of the opposite gender is.

2. They tell you how it is

They won't hold back if you're actually being dumb or overreacting. Your BFF would never put up with your BS and especially not someone else's BS toward you. They'll be straight forward with you and never sugar coat it. This type of honesty is such a blessing.

3. Great for when you need a +1 at an event

You can avoid being awkward and alone while attending all of your family’s get-togethers by taking your BFF with you. Additionally actually enjoying an otherwise boring event because you dragged your friend along.

4. Pretend significant other

Need someone to help you ward off that creepy guy or that clingy ex-girlfriend? Your best friend of the opposite gender does wonders to help with that.

5. Evaluating your love life from another perspective

It's always good to have an outside perspective. But it's especially beneficial to have an outside perspective from someone who might have a better understanding of your S/O's than you.

6. Help you set up good dates and avoid bad ones

Getting the inside scoop on that cute guy/gal BEFORE you become emotionally invested in them saves so much of your time and energy. Opposite gender BFF's are basically superheroes in disguise.

7. Bro-code and Womanspeak translators

It takes an advanced Ph.D. and at least 20 years of cultural immersion to speak these languages fluently. You might as well go to a native speaker than to try to figure it out on your own.

8. Platonic love is so important

Period. It's so important.

9. Questions you have about the opposite gender

Having a best friend of the opposite gender is basically a constant game of 20 questions. Why do you guys do this? Is it true that girls are...? Why on earth do you...? You get the idea. They're a gold mine for you unanswered questions of the opposite gender.

10. They'll be honest about how you look

hey can be blatantly truthful about it and it's beautiful. This is especially helpful for date preparations.

11. Advice on buying gifts for your S/O

Does he really want that watch? Would she actually wear this shirt?

12. The BEST hugs with no hidden agendas

There is just something special about a hug from your guy/gal pal. They always seem to be the perfect height and just smell so good. Plus, you don't have to worry about them only hugging you because they're interested in you.

13. Couple's Passes


Being broke (especially in college) and not using a couple's pass is like being rich and not buying fancy cheese. It's just something you do.

14. A glimpse of what you're getting yourself into

When you have already been best friends with someone from the opposite gender, you are better prepared for the disaster of dating. Girls are crazy and boys are dumb. You'll have a bit of a lead.

15. And of course ... The marriage pact

The legendary pact that if you're both single (or even if you're not) that you'll get married and have a beautiful life together. And hey, if it worked out for Chandler and Monica it could work for you.

Now go out there and get yourself a BFF of the opposite gender!

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I often hear a lot of people complaining about their step-parents and wondering why they think that they have any authority over them. Although I know that everyone has different situations, I will be the first to admit that I am beyond blessed to have a step dad. Yep, I said it. My life wouldn't be the same that it is not without him in it. Let me tell you why I think step dads are the greatest things since sliced bread.

1. They will do anything for you, literally.

My stepdad has done any and every thing for me. From when I was little until now. He was and still is my go-to. If I was hungry, he would get me food. If something was broken, he would fix it. If I wanted something, he would normally always find a way to get it. He didn't spoil me (just sometimes), but he would make sure that I was always taken care of.

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2. Life lessons.

Yup, the tough one. My stepdad has taught me things that I would have never figured out on my own. He has stood beside me through every mistake. He has been there to pick me up when I am down. My stepdad is like the book of knowledge: crazy hormonal teenage edition. Boy problems? He would probably make me feel better. He just always seemed to know what to say. I think that the most important lesson that I have learned from my stepdad is: to never give up. My stepdad has been through three cycles of leukemia. He is now in remission, yay!! But, I never heard him complain. I never heard him worry and I never saw him feeling sorry for himself. Through you, I found strength.

3. He loved me as his own.

The big one, the one that may seem impossible to some step parents. My stepdad is not actually my stepdad, but rather my dad. I will never have enough words to explain how grateful I am for this man, which is why I am attempting to write this right now. It takes a special kind of human to love another as if they are their own. There had never been times where I didn't think that my dad wouldn't be there for me. It was like I always knew he would be. He introduces me as his daughter, and he is my dad. I wouldn't have it any other way. You were able to show me what family is.

So, dad... thanks. Thanks for being you. Thanks for being awesome. Thanks for being strong. Thanks for loving me. Thanks for loving my mom. Thanks for giving me a wonderful little sister. Thanks for being someone that I can count on. Thanks for being my dad.

I love you!

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10 Fun Things You Should Do With Your College Friends Before Summer

Before your friend from New York heads back home, grab her and enjoy her company while you can.

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1. Go on a shopping spree for summer clothes

2. Try out a new restaurant

3. Get matching tattoos (or henna if this is too extreme)

4. Get piercings together

5. Go bowling with a group of friends

6. Go skydiving

7. Go explore a zoo

8. Go on a hiking trail

9. Plan out a weekend to meet over the summer

10. P-A-R-T-Y!!

In college, you meet people from all over the world. Though when you become best friends with those people it is hard to say goodbye when the college year ends. Hopefully, these ideas will help you say goodbye easier (it will definitely be hard but at least you have these memories to hold on too)!

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