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Guy friendships and girl friendships are definitely not the same. Guys and girls are wired differently, so their friendships usually work differently.

Key Points:

  • Girls talk about feelings more. You’re not gonna fill your guy friend in on your lunch time drama, chances are he doesn’t care.
  • Guys usually skim the surface. While girls can spend hours in deep conversations talking about their crush, guys tend to only care about the score of the big game. (Well they care about other stuff, but they might not admit it…)
  • Girls require more quality time. Most of the time, girls need more attention to feel the love. They might need a girls night and a hug fest, while all a guy needs is food and a fist bump.

  • Both guys and girls can be dramatic. Girls get the bad rap for being dramatic, but guys can be just as dramatic. (Not convinced? Try taking away his …)

  • Mixed friendships need more boundaries. You can’t treat your girl friends the same way you would treat your guy friends. Setting boundaries with guys is important for your relationship with them and with that future guy who might really be special.

Quote This:

I have no interest in wasting my time on fake people and those who do not know the true meaning of friendship. -Anonymous

See Also: Friendship, Relationships

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. In your opinion, what are some other differences between guy and girl friendships?
  3. Think about your group of friends. Do you have more friends that are girls or guys? Why?
  4. Why do you think that girls tend to want to talk more about their issues?
  5. What are some social expectations that affect the stereotypes of guy and girl friendships?
  6. Give some examples of different boundaries you would set for different friendships.
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.