In my opinion they are actually the best kind of friendship for many reasons. Don’t get me wrong friendships with your girl friends are the best as well and there are definitely things you can only talk to them about that you can’t talk about with your male friends but there are definitely some downsides to them as well.

I can’t talk about what male friendships are like because I am not one. However I am going to talk about my experience with male/female friendships in this blog post.

Firstly as many of you know males and females are definitely wired differently and this means that you both bring different elements to the friendship that the other doesn’t have.

In my experience I am a thinker and most of the time I over analyse things which most of the time causes me to look past the simple solution and search for the most complicated way to do something or figure something out. This is when male friends come in handy because they think about things in a straightforward way and can point you to the simple answer and make you realise that you have been overthinking everything.

They are also awesome at cheering you up when you are feeling down. They don’t ask all the itty bitty questions that your female friends will ask (which may be the best possible solution in some instances) but instead they just try to cheer you up. They understand what makes you happy and they do these things until you are feeling less down.

They are also the most trustworthy friend, you know that you can trust them with any secret and they won’t tell a soul. I think it is very important for every girl to have that guy bestfriend that they can tell anything to and just be themselves with. Sometimes this person can also turn out to be your boyfriend or they can just be your best friend. But I definitely don’t agree with the stigma surrounding this kind of friendship, I think it is very important and essential for every female out there.

I may just be biased because I have a very good guy best friend who means the world to me but I think that they are important for everyone and add a new element to your life. Males are so different to females and through having a guy bestfriend you get to learn this and it is the best thing. So go out there and get yourself a guy best friend, you won’t regret it!

Dedicated to my best friend Jak!



Nicole Ashby Pic 2Author: Nicole Ashby

Nicole Ashby is currently a Year 12 student at Ellesmere College in Leeston, New Zealand. She has always had an interest in writing in classes at school and in her free time. She enjoys writing about things that matter to people her age that they may not know much about or they want to broaden their knowledge on a certain subject. Nicole enjoys writing about things that matter to her and things that she thinks more people should be aware about. When she was 12 she was one of 5 who won a writing competition in Creme magazine about her experience in the earthquakes. She has written pieces for her local newsletter, The Ellesmere Echo, about school events and this year she has taken on the task of being the editor of her school magazine. She also has an interest for design and creating magazine covers and spreads. Nicole looks forward to expanding her writing and creating pieces for people to enjoy.


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