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Old 04-25-2010, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can women be Bros?



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close friends; buds; pals; comradarie

hey, he's my bro, I watch his back, and he watches mine, we're like brothers, yah know?
I was thinking the other day about How I Met Your Mother, and Barney and Robin's relationship and it hit me. They, very early on, established bro-hood. She suited up, got herself some Johnny Walker and a cigar. He suited up, classic Barney, and they hung out. They scope out sexually attractive individuals, and help eachother score. They play laser tag, they do everything Bros do, according to Barney. Of course they dabble in a relationship, but they claim to be life long Bro's.

So my question is, can men have female BROS?
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are we referencing sitcoms again?

Anyway, I'm a lesbro, myself. The heterosexual male best friend of a lesbian. Does that count?

...

Really... I've never had a female just-a-friend. Any woman that I have that much in common with I usually end up snarlin' within 72 hours.

There is no stopping it. It just happens. I don't even want it to happen sometimes and it ends up happening. Hopefully it'll slow down as I age.

I wish I had a few solid female friends, but the only kinda female-just-friends interactions I have are with female coworkers.

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Old 04-25-2010, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I used a sitcom reference, but I mean in reality. I agree on the lesbro though, my brother in law and I get along FABULOUSLY due to eh lesbro relationship. But what about two heterosexuals of opposite sexes?
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think it can happen. Matter of fact, I know it can. I have a coworker that is now a friend who we hang out and talk and give eachother advice. By coworker I mean we work for the same company but we dont see eachother at work ever. I have never thought of sleeping with her, and always look for her well being. Like a friend would. how she feels for me? I feel it is mutual. She doesnt like my type anyways. She is almost 6ft and I am a whopping 5'4.

as for that show. I don't like it at all. I watch about 5 minutes of it every tuesday to watch a show "Rules of Engadgement."
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've tried a number of times. Women want nothing to do with me socially.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, 2 heteros of opposite sexes can be bros.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sure, but I'd end up calling her "Brah" you know
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah, it got to the point where I was referring to my female coworkers as "dude." It doesn't get any more neutered than that.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't currently have any relationships like this, but I certainly have in the past.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:38 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It would make the whole "bros before hos" thing quite confusing.

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Old 04-27-2010, 10:56 AM   #12 (permalink)
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it can be done but takes extra effort. for me, it's been a few girls that were so cool and funny, and told such funny stories... that i didn't mind giving them the attention that most girls need. it hasn't worked when it felt more like a one-way street of me paying attention to them and not getting what guys need back.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I've had a lot of "bros" for female friends, most of them lesbians. I've been a "lesbro" before, but when it's straight women I'm friends with, I end up having sex with them. Oops.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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see,i don't fuck my buddies or bros,so the female friends i have,are yes.........my bros.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:13 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I don't have guy friends I consider "bros." Very few guy friends actually. One non-relative whom I would almost call a brother because we've known each other for such a long time. May as well be "one of the guys" of you're going to consider any woman a bro. Why not just call her sis then?
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm a "little sis" but the concept is similar to "bro" and I've been called a bro before.
My girls are mah bitchezz, though.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Most of my close friends are women. I don't have many male friends.

I would never call anyone "bro" or "brah"... I just find it goofy. I might let loose with a "dude" but that's as far as it goes.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:08 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Sure, once I grew out of the phase of thinking any non-related woman I knew on a first-name basis was a potential sexual conquest.

Of course, I went through that phase for over twenty years...
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:50 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Sure as long as they don't do stupid girly shit when we're hanging out....

...kidding.

Seriously it depends on the girl, but yeah, I've known girls I would consider "bros" who are just good friends. If she can keep up and is fun to hangout with there is no reason she can't be a "bro". Although I must admit sometimes her level of attractiveness can play a role in weather she stays a "bro" or becomes a notch on my bed post...er I mean girlfriend.

Over the years I've known lots of girls I'd consider just good friends and they're every bit as much fun to hang around with as all my guy friends. People are people I guess, the great sexual divide doesn't always have to matter.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:14 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Most of my close friends are women. I don't have many male friends.
How do you feel about pastels?
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:30 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Can women be Bros?
Hmm. First instinct says no.

It really depends on the guy and gal, if they can stand and don't mind each others habits then clearly they can be close friends.

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Old 04-28-2010, 02:56 PM   #22 (permalink)
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It would make the whole "bros before hos" thing quite confusing.
Edit: my response seems to have disappeared. It should have read "this wouldn't be a problem if you didn't hang out with hoes."

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Old 04-28-2010, 04:17 PM   #23 (permalink)
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How do you feel about pastels?
Where possible they are to be avoided.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:26 AM   #24 (permalink)
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"Some of my best friends are teal."

My current best bro is my ex-sister-in-law. Except that "bro" is a sex-based term, I'm sure women can be bros, with the right attitudes.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:22 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I agree with several posters, with the right attitude, yes absolutly. But if one partner enters the bro-dom looking for sex, and the other doesn't, then no. It won't work at all. But if you both go into it thinking, yeah this might be fun, platonic, mutual, bros! Then yeah, I think it can be a good relationship.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:34 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Where possible they are to be avoided.
what about paisleys?

I think that girls can be bros, but it's about attitude. Usually tho someone wants to knock boots and biology gets into the mixture.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:35 AM   #27 (permalink)
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See, I think it depends on how we define the term. The problem with slang terms like 'bro' is that there's no one fixed definition. Oxford English Dictionary doesn't have an entry one can point to and say 'there, that is the definition of a bro,' and so it can mean different things to different people.

Given that bro is derived from brother, it seems that the term would be inappropriate for a woman. Can one, however, have a bro-like relationship with a woman? I should certainly think so, no matter how one chooses to define it. Is a bro someone who you do typically masculine things with, or is it simply a good friend?

It's entirely possible for a guy to be friends with a woman, even an attractive one, with no romantic feelings. I speak from experience. If such a friendship makes a woman a bro, than yes it is very possible.
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:24 PM   #28 (permalink)
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You don’t need to be a guy to be somebody’s Bro, provided you uphold the moral values contained within his sacred canon. When a Woman sets a guy up with her busty friend, she’s acting as a Bro. And if she sets him up with other hot friends after he slept with the first one and never called her again, then she’s officially his Bro.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:03 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Yes, I've had exactly one female Bro in my life. I don't know if her being bisexual had anything to do with it, but she was just really easy to hang out with. We sort of drifted apart the last two years or so, but we used to hang out all the time.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:07 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I have one hell of a lot of female friends and have been decidedly monogamous for the past few decades. It's so bad that my wife tells me I'm "harmless" and to sleep on their couch if I visit one and we go out drinking.

I don't know what the definition of bro's is; but other than standing at the urinal together, my relationship with female friends isn't much different than with male ones.
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I don't know what the definition of bro's is; but other than standing at the urinal together, my relationship with female friends isn't much different than with male ones.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:00 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I definitely believe that a guy and a girl can be bros...though I just call it friends. Of course it's like one of my bros once said...sure, they can be friends, but if she asked I'd do her the favour...lol. Biology is a curious thing. But if you can relax and aren't looking for more, then yes you can be close with a guy and not have it end in bed!
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