If you consider yourself a man’s man, then you need to know the bro code — a guideline of friendship etiquette to be followed by men. While most men out there know what it entails, there are a number of nuances this code has. To make sure you keep your bromances alive and thriving, here are some guidelines to the dos’ and don’ts of the bro code.
Do: Be a good wingman
The essence of the bro code is always having your friend’s back — and that is especially important when there is a woman to impress. So, your job is to be the best wingman in the history of wingmen. That means no telling a funnier story, no pointing out the exaggerations in his stories, and certainly no flirting with the girl he has his eye on. Your job is to talk up your friend. And if you both like the same girl, the deal is simple — the man who has been without a date longer gets to talk to her while the other tones down his charming self.
Don’t: Set him up on a blind date
A true friend doesn’t send another down the rapids without a life jacket. So, a bro doesn’t set up another bro on a blind date. In all fairness, everyone likes to know what they are getting themselves into, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. So, even if it is supposed to be a blind date, as a bro, it is your duty to give your pal the brief — photo, name, job and likes. He needs to go on the date with some idea of what to expect so that he doesn’t bomb.
Do: Let him impress
All bros are not created equal. Some are funny, some are hot and some are good at math. Everyone has their own circles to impress but what happens when the circles cross? Simple, if two bros have the same hilarious or shocking anecdote to share, the lesser known one to the group gets to tell it. They need the leverage in the group and have to claim their right to belong there. Your job is to laugh at all the right intervals.
Don’t: Ditch him
If you go somewhere together, you leave together — especially if you have the means of transport. You cannot ditch a friend for another party or for the chance of hooking up with a woman (except. And you especially cannot ditch your friend if he is drunk. A part of the bro code is watching out for a drunk friend [this goes for the girl code too].
Bro Code –
– – Don’t date his sister. Or mother.
– – Don’t date his ex. Yes, even with his permission.
– – Help him move home.
– – Don’t let him take up a job he’s going to hate.
– – Be honest about his faults
– – it’s for his own good in the long run. But never tell him about it if you are fighting.
– – Tell him if he’s got food in his teeth or if he needs perfume.