Being A Bro: A How-To Guide

Ladies, being born with the wrong “equipment” so to speak doesn’t mean you can’t be one of the guys. But there’s a difference between being the girl who hangs out with a group of guys, and actually being one of the guys. I personally like being one of the guys because I find it easier to be myself around them than I am around girls. If you’re interested in being one of the guys, here’s a few simple rules you’ll need to follow.

1. Dress the part. Bros don’t wear heels and short skirts. At least not most of the time. Being a bro is about being casual and comfortable. You can’t look like you’re trying to look nice for them. That being said, you need to feel good about how you look so that you can feel confident. Once you’re an established bro, you can dress up once in a while.

2. No girly drinks. Bros only drink beer or things that taste like gasoline.

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3. Dating is risky. You only get one shot at dating one of the guys. There is no chance that you can end it and have things still be cool. Or later get with someone else. Friendships are important to guys, and you can’t get in the way of the natural bro way of being. If you decide to date one of the guys in your circle, you better be damn sure it’s a good idea.

4. And for that matter, no casual flings. Bros don’t hook up with bros. Just no.

5. Be yourself. It has to seem natural and easy. Be cool, comfortable, and confident. If you don’t believe you fit in here, neither will they.

6. No drama. That shit’s for girls on the playground and catty girl-fights. Does that mean you can’t be angry if something is legitimately wrong? Of course not. But you have to remember that bros don’t handle drama like women, and no one is going to want to fight you. So you’re better off just not letting things get to you. In the long run, someone’s stupid comment isn’t worth making a big deal out of.

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About janinerussell

The transition to adulthood; reflecting on the past to create a better future.

One response to “Being A Bro: A How-To Guide”

  1. Christopher says :

    Genius! It’s all so very true. The Wife is very much like this. She always prefers to be around the guys, or in a mixed group. I think you really nailed it.
    As a guy, it’s great to have girls like this around. It gives you some opposite gender interaction without it feeling like every conversation is either ‘a step in the right direction’ or an unmitigated disaster. It also gives you the ability to ask advice or get a different perspective on things.
    Ladies, listen to Janine!

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