I like Jamie Fox and Kerry Washington’s friendship. It goes back many years and it reminds me of my own male/female friendships. My male friends are VERY protective of me and would do anythig to keep harm away. I love true friendships that make you laugh, rejoice and celebrate any day.
My own male friends have stood by me when I needed them, especially when others were trying to hurt me. I have done the exact same for them. My male friendships are more scared to me than some of my female friendships because I can always rely on them in any situation. There have been times in which we had to ‘show up’ for one another and it was never a question to why it was done.
I’ve plan my male friends bachelor parties and they in turn pretended to be my date to keep unworthy people away. I never had to asked, they just showed up when it was needed.
Real Male/Female friendships like that are sacred and I love it. In fact, I am grateful my BFF’s are men and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I SO love your anecdotes, Sale, and I share your experience. Girlfriends are girlfriends, but I’ve always had many more male friendships because I find the honesty and lack of “OMG let’s create a problem where there isn’t one” which we women ALL tend to do sooner or later, very refreshing. I grew up with three brothers, so I guess I never had any sort of intimidation for the male gender and I could always see the patterns as I always had them under my eyes. I understand them and in general they understand me. I absolutely treasure my male friends and I share your point of view, Sale. Mine are very protective of me, too. Nobody better dare touch me or say something that they hear or know of, because they will regret it. Needless to say, I am the same with them. And it is SO true that when you need to “show up” for one another with a male friend, no questions are asked. Things are done and that’s it.
Exactly my sentiments Sale. My best friends are male and I would not change that for anything.