Guy codes are friendship rules/codes among men that all men are expected to follow. A netizen recently asked, “Men, what are some examples of unwritten guy code?”. Below, we’ve curated the most relevant responses!
HELP HIM SHINE BRIGHT
“If your mate likes a girl, he’s the funniest guy in the room,” said one.
“This is a big one. If your mate tells you he likes a girl and you aren’t letting/helping him shine bright, you’re no friend at all,” another added.
DON’T DATE YOUR FRIEND’S GIRL
“Friends don’t date their friend’s girls.”
HELP THEM IN FINANCIAL CRISIS
“If a friend ever declines food or activities because they don’t have money, help them and never ask for the money back. Conversely, if a friend offers to pay, don’t get super expensive stuff.”
THE URINAL LAW
“Don’t talk to fellow men at the urinal.”
NO LOAN REQUESTS
“Don’t ask for a loan from your buddies. It creates a very uncomfortable situation and inevitably ruins friendships. Sure, engage them for advice, but don’t ask for money.”
TAKE THE BLAME IF NECESSARY
“Within reason, take the blame if it is of low cost for you but high cost for your friend.”
YOUR BUDDY’S SISTERS ARE OFF-LIMITS
“Your buddies’ sisters are off-limits,” said one.
“Your friend’s sister is a no-go even if she initiated. Only through permission may you proceed,” another added.
DON’T KICK THEIR NETHER REGIONS
“Unless your life is being threatened, do not kick another man in their nether regions; if you’ve never been kicked there before, you wouldn’t know.”
PICK THEM UP FROM A MOSH PIT
“I grew up going to punk shows. It’s an unwritten code to always pick up a friend from the ground if they fall on the floor during a mosh pit.”
DEFEND THEM BEHIND THEIR BACK
“Talk about them mercilessly when they are in the room. Defend them mercilessly when they aren’t.”
THE BORROWING RULE
“You can borrow whatever tools you need and ask for any instruction without shame, but if you do not return them in the same condition, you are dead to me.”
NO EGO HURTING WHEN CLOSED ONES ARE AROUND
“Don’t offend a man’s ego in front of his woman or child.”
STAND UP TO SHAKE HANDS
“Always stand up to shake someone’s hand.”
NEVER POKE FUN IN FRONT OF STRANGERS
“Never poke fun in front of strangers, only with people you know. It will help if you are always hyping up your friends. Being a wingman isn’t exclusive to picking up girls/guys; it’s true in everyday life.”
DON’T BE PUSHY, BUT BE CONCERNED
“If you notice your friend is going through something, you ask once if he is okay. If he responds that he is okay or doesn’t want to talk about it, you leave him alone.”
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