Whenever my friends have boyfriends, I always like getting to know the boys, because if he makes her so happy, I at least have to see why. Sometimes I even become good friends with the guys, if we weren't already friends before, because it makes hanging out with my friends easier if we all get along, or inevitably have to spend a lot of time together. Even if I am seeing someone, I still love being the third wheel of some of my best friends' relationships, and when two of your best friends are dating, it makes it even better.
Most people think of being the third wheel in a negative way, because you are the one without a significant other, but sometimes it is just more fun that way. Here are some reasons why being the third wheel of your best friends' relationship is so much fun.
1. You can spend time with your best friend more often.
Sometimes when you or one of your close friends gets a boyfriend, the time you spend together decreases significantly. If you become friends with your friend's boyfriend and approve of him, you are more likely to spend time together, with or without him, because you can bear to hear her talk about him, and you would willingly spend time with them together.
2. You can have some benefits of having a boyfriend without the stress.
You can have a guy to talk to, but without any pressure to impress him, and with that being said, he will be honest with you and give you a guy's opinion without having to listen to flat out lies. For example, he will tell you if you look bad, or if you are trying to hard. It also gives you the chance to see how a really good boyfriend treats his girlfriend.
3. You can get opinions from both a girl and a guy at the same time.
You can see how boys' and girls' perspectives sometimes collide when it comes to reading a text, or interpreting a tweet, or other trivial things like that, that you wouldn't know without a guy present.
4. Sometimes the guy will buy your friend AND you pizza (or other food).
One of the best benefits, in my opinion, because sometimes you just really want pizza, and most other guys won't just buy you pizza for no reason.
5. You could make a great friend group (and group text).
One of my really close guy friends started dating my best friend, and it has been an interesting experience, to say the least. However, I think that it has brought me closer to both of them. While sometimes it feels like I am in the middle of things, they both know that I am there for them whenever they need me, separately or together. And I know that they are both always there to listen to my problems, and help me out whenever I need it.