4.28.2014

A Platonic Love Letter to My Bro

http://www.abbyrosedalto.com/2014/04/a-platonic-love-letter-to-my-bro.htmlI've always had a lot of guy friends and right now one of my best friends is a guy. We call each other "bro" and talk almost every day. He knows all my dirty secrets and I trust him 100%. Many people don't really understand our friendship. They either assume we're hooking up (we're not) or that my BFF is gay (he's not) or that one of us is harboring secret feelings (nope). Significant others are sometimes a little suspicious and a lot of our other friends just don't get how - or why - we're so close. Yeah it can be a little weird at times, but in some ways it's actually a better friendship that either of us could have with any same-sex pals. 

And here's why...

We give each other fashion/beauty advice...

 

...and even if we cross a few weird boundaries sometimes...

  

 ...I know that he will always be honest.

 

(He has no reason to lie because he's neither trying to sleep with me nor compete with me.)

We totally appreciate each other's terrible taste in music and movies...

 

 ...and know each other's weird eating and drinking habits...


...and have stupid private jokes that no one else gets.


(He gets it.)


I know I can count on him if I ever need a date to a wedding...


...a place to crash for the night...


...or even help hiding a dead body.


He's a great drinking buddy...

 

...takes me to fun new places...

 

 ...and we always have a good time.


But we can also do absolutely nothing together and that's fine too.


I tell him everything...

 

...even stuff he doesn't really want to hear...


...because I know I can trust him to keep his mouth shut.


When one of us is being a dumbass, we can tell it to the other straight...


...but we still never judge each other's poor life choices.




(Well... almost never.)

We can give each other brutally honest dating tips...


...are always willing to offer up any of our single friends...

...and try to be good wingmen whenever possible...


 ...even if it means one of us might end up feeling like a third-wheel.


I know if anyone ever tried to mess with me, he would protect me...

 
...and don't even get me started on what I'll do to any woman who screws him over.


Seriously ladies, watch your backs. You don't want none of this.


We both know we can turn to each other for a pep talk when we need one.


He is totally supportive of me when I'm feeling good...

  

...or feeling bad.

 

He may not want to listen to me when I'm upset...


...but he's still always there for me when I freak out...


...and he knows I'll always be there for him if he ever needs me.

 

When I'm with him, I can totally be myself...

 

...because I don't have to worry about how I look...

 

...or pretend to be something I'm not.

 

Because that is friendship.

 

He's one of the most decent guys I know...

 
...and I couldn't ask for a better friend.


Some of my other friends have suggested that we might be a little too close...



...and wonder if someday we may accidentally cross the line...



 ...but it's just not like that with us.


We've got a strict no hooking up rule...


...and really aren't interested in breaking it.

Unless, maybe... he needed a third for a threesome... because... you know...if you can't ask your best friend for a tiny little favor, who can you ask?

JUST KIDDING!!

Seriously... that's never going to happen...


 ...but even if it did, I know our friendship would be strong enough to survive it.


(But don't worry, it really won't happen.)

So it pisses me off when other people say it's weird that we're such close friends... just because he's a guy.


We're definitely not looking to date each other...


He's my bro...

 

...and I love him...

  

...100% platonically.

Oh man, he's totally going to make fun of me when he reads this...

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