On 90 % of my friends are male and I prefer it that way because some women are, for lack of a better description, witches (switch the “w” to a “b” and you have my real opinion).
Women think differently from men when it comes to friendship, guys can go weeks, months and even years without seeing / contacting each other, and when they see each other next it’s all about beer chugging and high fives and conversations like “Dude! How are you man? Is all okay?Where the heck have you been?” “My brother from another mother you gotta have a drink it’s been way too long! “. They catch up, get drunk and can then go on with their lives again still referring to each other fondly when they mention each other in conversation to others.
Women on the other hand, need constant contact to keep up with each other to maintain a friendship,calls, texts, whatsapp messages, fb posts, long Skype calls etc. If not, there are serious reconsiderations of their friendship and questions and statements like“What? She is too busy to even say hi?”” Since she hooked up with that dude she doesn’t hang out with me anymore and btw he isn’t even that interesting”“if she won’t call, I won’t call, I don’t have time for that”.
When they finally meet again, there is awkwardness in the air and neither party wants to be the first to explain why they haven’t been in touch. Bigger and meaner opinions are formed then about why their friendship is /has fallen apart. Noone thinks to ask the other:“are you okay? “
Instead, there are whispers at the table when one party gets up to go to the bathroom about “Did you see how she ignored me?” “How does she just order a drink and assume we are all going to pay and she hasn’t even been hanging with us??”
Another thing about why Men make better friends is when a man compliments another man on shoes , clothes , the hotness of their partners , or even their cars, it is said with sincerity and not the over the top fakeness of a Kardashian.
Some of the women I have met in the past give a compliment to receive a compliment, this is when the “competitive gene” kicks in, when women of 5 or more women are in the same area together .So, let’s say, if Jane has a new pair of shoes that she is strutting around in and making sure her friend Amy sees she will say “Amy!! I love your earrings!”(Even if she doesn’t really) and Amy, who noticed afore mentioned shoes will say “Aww thanks! I love your shoes! Where did you get them?”
Thereafter a half hour conversation will break out around the table about where to get the damn things and how many different colours you can get them in too, all while Jane basks in the envy and attention she gets about the shoes .
The bottom line is some of us ladies could learn a thing about being a friend from men,Friendship isn’t supposed to be complicated;it is about accepting one another other for who they are and not what they have. About being there for one another no matter how many times you keep in touch,And should your friend not keep in touch you have their number call them, chug a beer, and high five because life is too short for pointless drama.