You are both very happy and comfortable in the friend zone.
No, you are not in a relationship; no, you will never be in a relationship. No you have never even thought about being in a relationship, (apart from that low point when you thought you were going to die alone). You are both very aware you are in the friend zone and you like it there.
I really value our friendship.
Compliments come few and far between.
Unlike your female friends who are always ready to tell you how beautiful you look, male besties just don't give a shit. And if you were to get a compliment, it's normally a little weird.
You're smart and you're pretty…like a dolphin.
You really don't have to mince your words.
Like, you really don't. You can speak your mind and know that he will never get too offended. You can say exactly what you mean, no matter how bad it sounds.
You dream of setting him up with his perfect match.
Because his happiness is your happiness, and you also want bragging rights.
It's a match!
Your dinner checks are separate.
You go for a meal, he pays for his food, you pay for yours. NO. BIG. DEAL.
When you meet someone, your bestie will need to size them up.
Because he can see through bullshit, and it's imperative they get along.
He brings you down to earth when you're daydreaming.
While your girl bestie might help you pick out the names of your children after just one date, you male bestie won't encourage any of that shit. The Will to your Grace will quickly remind you that you can't fall in love and plan your future after one date.
Sometimes he forgets you're a girl and doesn't maintain hygiene standards when you're around.
Seriously, farting is never funny and body odour is not cute.
You don't have to worry about not getting a text back.
Because you don't fancy him, so it doesn't matter if he takes two hours to reply back. Plus you can continuously text him until he replies and it's not crazy.
You know that you would be lost without him.
Because he is not just your best friend, he is your resident dating expert, your honest critic, and your bodyguard.
Pure unadulterated friendship.