The 6 guy friends you need in your life
Girls' Life magazine|August/September 2021
Newsflash: Guys can make great friends. If you’ve never buddied up with a boy, you’ll be surprised at just how much pal potential they have. Not only are guys fun to hang with (hello, less drama) but they open up your world to some awesome opportunities *and* a different (and sometimes more straightforward) take on life.

So forget the ancient notion that girls and guys can’t be friends without mega complications—and check out this GL-approved list of the six best boy buds a girl could ever have.

THE PERSONAL TRAINER

WHO HE IS He loves, loves, loves the sporty stuff: mountain biking, golfing, surfing. He's the one who organizes outings with the crew, like hikes at the park on Saturday. He might even do the traditional workout thing, and he’s on a team or two at school. Just like you, he’s game for anything. Literally.

WHY HE’S AMAZING Netflix binges are fine and good on the occasional rainy Saturday, but this guy will get you off the couch and on a path to your wellness goals. If your definition of cardio is scrolling your feed (and wishing you had the energy for a run), it’s time to work it with your sporty BGF. Staying inside and watching a movie? Never! He keeps it movin’, and by “it” we mean you. Now, grab your kicks and get going!

THE TOUR GUIDE

WHO HE IS This guy is your personal concierge into Boy Brain. What’s so great about 2K? How come that cute guy in Spanish never seems to care that his hair looks like he just woke up from a nap? Why does bae wait until Friday morning to make weekend plans? This guy makes all these boy mysteries (and so much more) oh-so crystal clear.

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