You've wasted many a good hour explaining to your dude that you and your male BFF just spend time just hanging out and play Call of Duty —not heeding the call of each other's booty.
The odds of her getting upset having him around are high. At the very least, wait a while so she can move on.
Anytime it’s a messy breakup, you shouldn’t date your best friend’s ex.
There are new psychological studies conducted seemingly every year devoted to picking apart the extremely pressing question of whether men and women can be friends, even though they never seem to come to any concrete answers.
(Over the course of two years, Scientific American covered one 2012 study that claimed that men and women can't be friends because men are disgusting horn-dog monsters, and one 2013 study that showed that men and women can be friends.)And yes, sometimes, male BFFs do end up becoming something more. And no matter what happens, women with male best friends aren't pulling some kind of sexual long con.
I'm not saying we deserve a medal for dealing with the pressure of everyone's suspicions and expectations and still managing to maintain kick-ass friendships in the process, but ... Here are 34 things only we women with male best friends truly understand.
Even if you keep your own clothes in a giant pile in the middle of the room, you're basically Rachel Zoe when he's trying to figure out which pair of khakis to buy (try to talk him out of the ones with the pleats kindly, if you can). If you date him, you could lose her friendship forever. If it was never anything serious and it didn’t end badly, she’s probably not going to care. Otherwise, she’s always going to wonder if you’re secretly trying to steal her boyfriends. Because sometimes you just can't find the words to tell them how brilliant, beautiful, geeky and LOL-worthy they really, really are... She might get pissed at first, but she’ll get over it. Is your best friend in a happy, committed relationship? You’ve got the green light to date him if you want to. If she’s really your best friend, she’ll just want you to be happy too.