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10 signs your guy is in a bromance

Telltale signs your man is in serious love with his best friend.

By The Married Chick Jul 15, 2013 6:48PM
Photo: Guys drinking // ThinkstockThink your guy is in love with his pal? Chances are you're right – as if the matching outfits weren't obvious. Below are 10 telltale signs your man is in serious love with his best friend.


1. He has more nicknames for his best guy friend than for you.

2. When you suggest a double date, he says, “Great, you go out with Suzy, and Bill and I will catch the game.”

3. He went to see the ultimate bromance movie, "Love You, Man" – twice. And cried.

4. They have at least two almost-identical outfits.

5. During your wedding, his pal dragged you aside and said, “Take good care of him for me, OK?”

6. He spends more time getting ready for his bros’ night out than for your Friday night date.

7. They have an anthem, be it from Journey or Jay-Z, that they famously dub “our song.”

8. They take 10 minutes to tell the “hilarious” story about the first day they met. Again.

9. You finally earn enough airline miles for the anniversary trip you’ve been dreaming of, and he says, “Cool! Dave and I can go to Vegas!”

10. He answers his buddy’s call – in the middle of sex.

Real-life bromances
We asked TheNest.com users if they thought their spouses were in a bromance. See what they said.

“Not only does my husband work with his BFF, they go out constantly and love staying out until 4 a.m. every single time. Ugh! It makes me crazy!” – augusta

“My husband and his best friend play Xbox while talking on their super-geeky headsets at least five times a week. They email funny crap to each other throughout the workday, and his friend comes over for dinner about once a week since he’s a bachelor and can’t make anything but breakfast sandwiches.” – Bella.in.CT

“My husband goes rock climbing with his buddy every weekend. It’s been a bromance since the day they met. His wife and I got the biggest laugh after we learned they’d bought matching climbing equipment.” – MrsMelB

“My guy and his best friend are inseparable. Luckily, the BFF is about to marry one of my best friends, so we do a lot of double dates – although the guys still have their own ‘man dates’ every once in awhile. Total bromance!” – jwpbride

“My husband and his BFF always take lavish guys-only trips all over the world, while I get to stay home and stew in my jealousy. They’ve already been to China, Japan and Brazil!” – fruitiepye

“My husband and his best friend are so close, they’re even deployed together. When they’re home, I don’t mind how much they hang out, as long as it’s not the whole weekend. It gives me a nice little break, too.” – Pinky_Briles86

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41Comments
Jul 29, 2013 1:36PM
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These (imma be nice) got a nerve.  They go shopping, eating, beauty shop, church, casino, etc., They talk on the phone for HOURS about everything and almost everybody.  Us guys should be able to play ball, throw bones, play spades, got to the club, shooting range, hunting, and, yea, take road trips w/o their sig other trailing along.  Guys need to hang out and bond with each other, and talk about guy stuff.  And yeah, we start caring about another dude.  That's what friends do...since we were kids.  Stop calling it a bromance. 

Jul 19, 2013 2:56AM
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Don't forget number 11: If  you are doing his laundry and you find sh*t stains in the front as well as in the back of his boxers then he might be in a serious bromance.
Jul 19, 2013 2:52AM
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Ok, this type of dude is simply a moron!  Or maybe he likes his friend a little more than he realizes and should just come out of the closet.
Jul 19, 2013 2:46AM
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Give me a f' in break.  A "Bromance"?  F off - straight guys dont do "Bromance".  Stop pushing the gay crap - its becoming sickening.
Jul 19, 2013 12:07AM
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seems to me some queers made this up !
Jul 18, 2013 11:58PM
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Sounds like gay dudes still in th closet. 

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Jul 18, 2013 11:47PM
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And it never occurs to these women that their husbands/boyfriends are flaming homos, or at least, go both ways?   Silly girls...
Jul 18, 2013 11:41PM
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Wow! I'm so happy to have the type of women that supports my extra curricular activities that don't involve her and I support hers. In my previous relationships I have tended to loose a little of my original self and friends. So for all you guys out there take heed. If your other half shows any signs of selfishness. RUN and KEEP RUNNIN FOREST. It will only get worse.
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