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40 Things Men Look For In a Buddy - FRIENDS!!

Updated on February 6, 2013
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Men are creatures of little need. They don't ask for much, they can do with little, and they don't expect much from their friends either. So, what do men look for in a friend? It's obviously very different than what women look for!
To make it easy for the men to identify their friends, I have gathered and made a list of some common characteristics that men look for in other men for friendship. Here it goes:

(Disclaimer: To all The Men on hubpages; don't take this seriously! This list is just for fun, and if it does fit your description as a friend then great, have fun!)

A friend is He Who:

First 5:

Greets you with a, "Hey", and remains quiet. No conversation needed;
Does not hug you every time he sees you;
Does not need to be reminded that he is your best friend.
Does not expect a hug and a card from you for his birthday.
Does not sit there and tell you his sob stories with a box of tissues for both of you to use.

Knows how to have fun:

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Next Set:

10:
Has a pickup truck.
Has a pickup truck with big wheels.
Has a monster truck!
Has an enormous tool box in his pickup truck.
Has a knack of finding all the car shows near you.

15:
Never asks you to go shopping with him.
Never asks your opinion about his hair style.
Never asks you to pick out an outfit from his wardrobe.
Never asks you to wear matching outfit with him, unless you two are playing for the same team.
Never asks you to share an ice cream float with you!

20:
Knows how to barbecue.
Knows how to tow a car.
Knows how to 'not' ask for directions.
Knows how to play basketball.
Knows how 'not to talk' while playing.

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25:
Fixes cars with you.
Can stand and look under the hood of the car for hours with you.
Loves to haul big pieces of furniture across town with you. .
Will come out and pick you up if you are stranded in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night.
Will be there to hold that wrench for you while you fix your kitchen sink.

30:
Doesn't mind crashing on your couch at night.
Doesn't mind attending your child's baseball game.
Doesn't mind racking leaves with you.
Doesn't use terms of endearment with you.
Doesn't get mushy with you.

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35:
Loves to play 'Call of Duty' for hours, with you.
Loves to go fishing with you.
Loves to just sit and stare at the TV with you.
Loves to talk about cars or sports when not staring at the TV.
Loves to sit and watch Football with you without saying much.

40:
Throws a bachelor party for you.
Doesn't cry at your wedding!
Doesn't give you sentimental gifts.
Doesn't care if you forgot his birthday.
Doesn't worry if you don't call him everyday.

Doesn't see the need to emphasize the fact that they care for you, you already know that!

Real friends are the best deal, it can't get any better!

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Well, this is not too bad. I think the pick up truck idea was written by a woman. The rest is fun, and yeah! We guys don't need much (make up, Victoria's secret paraphernalia, fragance, bubble baths, malls on the weekends and its collateral damage) You see! I'm a guy, so we love to have fun, even if we miss that 1pm soap opera.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      LOL - you must have a lot of brothers to get all this down or guy "friends." I can see just about 100 percent of this in men. My son loves to do that upside down standing on his hands and walking thing! Ha. This is funny, but not really as it seems to be about 99.9 percent oh so true, except for the some great exceptions in some men, i.e., Lord De Cross. I had to think for a minute when you said "toe" and "ranch" but then I figured out what you really wanted to say. LOL In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      @Joseph, not too bad, not too bad??! What do you mean..... I have you guys figured out like anything :)) JK

      Yeah, like you have figured us out completely! Malls on the weekend?? You don't know anything about women, ha! It's, malls every other day!

      Hate the soap operas! LOL

      Thanks for stopping by, and love your comment :)

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi Faith, I had only one brother..... We were very close! I was a tomboy, and we were always playing together, and we did have a lot of 'boys' as friends, lol

      Boy did I change in my early twenties....... :))

      Love your comment, too! Thanks for for stopping by, hugs!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      This was fun, thank you. In 8th grade, my doppelganger walked into my school. You better believe we were best friends.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      lol, MH! Thanks for stopping by, and appreciate your comment! Glad you liked it.... :)

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      With the exception of 10 to 14 ( because I don't have a pick up truck) you have got me worked out!!....enjoyed this. Voted awesome:-))

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      LOL @Valleypoet, then you will make a great best friend, even without the pickup truck! :) that pickup truck is an American thing, so you are excused ... :))

      Thanks for the comment, really appreciate your stopping by here!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      That's what friends are for, no words needed..Great write!!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      LOL, Ruby..... Yeah, no words needed! But if it was for us, we would need someone who could talk to us, all the time :))

      Thanks for your lovely comment. See you around!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Hmmmm, got no notification of this one. I must be on the "Ex-Friend" list. I've been blackballed because I refuse to put huge tires on my Ridgeline. Tis a life I've chosen, tis the life I lead! At least I still have my cats... what... you wish I'd put big tires on my truck... you're siding with her on this one... you too, Gabriella.... alas, I drive away alone... C'est le Vie! Good Hub! Thoroughly enjoyed! 8 )

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      Nora411 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Funny hub! As I was reading it I could see my brothers, cousins, and my hubby enjoying this! So that being said voting up and sharing!!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi, Richy! Happens with me too, I don't receive all the notification either. I think hubpages likes me :( have to write something nice about it!

      No, you are not on the Ex-Friends list .... What?..... You, want him to stay there... Until he puts new tires?....But, He is a friend..... No, not until he puts those monster tires?.... hehe, now your dog/cat is talking to me :))

      Thanks for your ever so warm comments :))

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi there, Nora! Good to see you here! Glad you liked it..... Thanks for sharing and voting, really appreciate it! Hope everyone you listed, likes it too :))

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hahahah! thanks for putting a smile and a laugh on my face today Liz

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hey there, M! Glad you enjoyed it :))

      Thanks for stopping by and your wonderful comment ....

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Awww!! Some of these are HARSH... I need more love from my guy friends lol!! I would say I like the bromance kinda thing, you know. We're great friends, too sweet to each other, but bicker all the time lol. I have several friends like that in my life. I always ask if what I'm wearing looks okay and make a point to tell them "that's an ugly shirt." I want to look out for him!! lol. Love this, La, good work.

      -Aubrey

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      That's a great way of looking at friendship from another point of view! :) I think most men try to act macho, specially in front of the women, no offense..... But you are right, there is this other side also! I would love to know how this bromance kind of friendship works.... Hint, hint :))

      Always good to see you, Aubrey!

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      DON BALDERAS 4 years ago

      Friends come and go. Friendships go for purpose, usually for fun and for sense of belongingness. Whatever purpose is there for friendship, people remain to be needing others.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Very true, Don! Human are created to be social. We are always in need of others, one way or another. Thank you for stopping by, and really appreciate your comment. Take care.....

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Lathing I really enjoyed this fabricated list....LOL I don't know friends for me at least just pop up from anywhere.. we don't even call them friends.. they just are... But I admit I love this 40 things men look for in a buddy without being gay... LOL

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      LOL, Frank, you sure have a way with words!! you are right, some friends are just there! Aren't they the best kind?! :)

      Hey, this was a 'buddy' list, not a 'love' list. That should be the next one, right?! :))

      Always good to see you here, BUDDY, and thanks for the fabricated, I mean, fabulous comment!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Great list. Never ask you to share an icecream float. Lol. I enjoyed this list. Thanks Lathing for your kind comment. Nice to meet you & look forward to reading more:)

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      I enjoyed this hub I meant. Voted up

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi, Love doctor! Great to see you here. I am glad you read this piece, since you know all about relationships! Thanks for the comments and the vote, really appreciate it :)

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      iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

      I really enjoyed this list, which doesn't come off "bromance"-ish. Hehehehe. Voted up. :)

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi, Iguidenetwork! LOL, glad you saw it beyond the bromance! Appreciate your stopping in, and for your comment. See you around....

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      This hub is very interesting and I enjoyed reading it. I really can't disagree with anything you have written. Voted up and sharing.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi, Paul! Great to see you here..... Really appreciate your positive comment, thanks! :)

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      What fun this is - I am sorry I missed it until now. I love your sense of humor, your charm and your wit and most importantly you have told the truth - lol - and you did it so well.

      I am sending you sincere warm wishes for your happiness, health, and prosperity in the new year for you and your family

      lake erie time ontario canada 11:11am from Colin and his cats, Tiffy and Gabriel

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      I am glad you stopped by here even if you are late! It's wonderful to see you on the 1st day of the year :) And I am returning all the warm wishes, (with a cherry on top) to you, Tiffy and Gabriel! Keep warm and stay well :))

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      TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

      Lizzie, That was priceless!

      Thank you for entertaining Hub.

      Voted up!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      I enjoyed reading this hub. Looking forward to reading your love list. Happy New Year!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi, Sam! Glad you enjoyed this :) hope you had a wonderful holiday. Thanks for the vote......

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL...good laughs here Lizzie! Sorry, I don't have any friends with monster trucks. I lean towards the hybrid car kind of guy. :)

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      LOL, @ Billy! Lived in the boonies of Maine for few years ...... Boy, those trucks were everywhere, hahaha! Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping in, my friend! :)

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      John Clipsters 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      The list might even be lesser than the list you have, your most probably covering the different types of men though which I respect you for noticing. There are some women and a lot of them live in the western side of the world, who have been educated by western TV to presume that all men are equal. This is a huge mistake which leads them to have the highest level of divorce rate in the world. It's true in the sense that men appear simple to many women. Underneath this image that we have to portray daily, are hidden emotions. Great love and respect for others and the most open minded beliefs. It's good that you have opened up this, as it can be debated that men are now pressured to behave in a certain TV/Hollywood stance, which real men are far from being near.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      LOL@John..... Great point! I hope you read my disclaimer up top :) Anyhow, the list portrays American men in general, as I am from America I happen to know them better than men from any other parts of the world. AND some of the points are just stated for fun :))

      I really appreciate your comment and your visit. Hope to see more of you, and welcome to hubpages!

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      John Clipsters 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Haha, yeh I saw your disclaimer LaThing. It was a great post the list was good fun, I was being a bit too proud as a man there, LOL ! But that's a good thing, your hub was written well and provoked a response LOL. We tend to no show emotion, but when we are with other men having a beer we release it all, LOL

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      LOL..... Thank you, John, for your reply back. I am glad you enjoyed it. At least it did stir some emotion here :)

      Now, let me tell you about those British guys and there beers...... Haha ... just kidding!

      Take care,

      Lizzie

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      Murphy 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      ~smiles~... The Pick-up trucks aren't really required.... Me and my best friend substituted those with high end sports cars that go really, really fast, and look fast just sittin' there... ~smiles~.... Nice peice LT !

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      LOL....Jeff, I knew it.... You are not a 'monster truck' kind of guy, But sporty kind! Always a pleasure to see you here, and thanks for the wonderful comment! I am smiling too :)

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      LaThing,

      Oh my lanta this is hilarious! Gosh, are we hanging out at the same place and frolicking with the same men? I can't believe how violently I shook my head in agreement through it's entirety! This is wonderfully funny and true!

      Voted up, funny and awesome!

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      LaThing

      This is a great article,and covers just about all of those bases that good friendship touches.I had a best friend like this throughout my secondary school years;first became friends after a fight,and I gave him a black eye,of all things,when he insulted me.We made up,and stuck closer than brothers for years after that initial 'faux pas';it's so rare to meet someone of that calibre,who sticks by you through thick,and thin,and watches your back.

      A chunky thumbs-up from me!,and liking the music-what a good track.

      Yours Sincerely,

      Romeo's Quill

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hey Cat, thanks for dropping in! You seem like a cool gal, sure we can hang out with the same guys, .... Or were hanging out with the same ones, LOL! Glad you enjoyed it.... Hope to see you around. Take care :)

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      LaThing,

      Oh, thanks you are nice... nice makes me happy! :-)

      Honestly, I thought it was extremely cute and I can't believe how common so many of these traits are in so many guys... I thought it was just 'round my neck of the woods! I'm definitely going to check out some more of your hubs... see what you're packin' with :-)

      Have a good day... thanks for being nice, nice is my favorite! (I'm just being a dork... I'm not really thaaat crazy :-)

      Cat

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi, RQ, great to see you here! Glad you could relate to this..... Your story is so fascinating .... Same think happened to a cousin of mine when he was about 9 or so. That little boy become his best friend and they are still friends at age 30!! I have never had a friend for that long, LOL..... Thanks for the 'chunky' thumbs up :)

      See you around!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi, Cat! LOL.... Nah, you are not crazy, you are just a New Yorker! At least we are from the same region... Woohoo, the northeast! Take care :)

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      LaThing,

      Well that's a relief :-) Northeast huh? (I'm scared of the city though :-)

      Thanks girl!

      Take care,

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      LaThing

      Pleased to make your acquaintance ma'am.A good story,and shall be taking a look at more of your thought-provoking articles.

      Have a splendid day.

      Yours Sincerely,

      Romeo's Quill

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      @ Cat, and RQ...... ;)

      Nice to meet you both..... And it's a pleasure! Take care guys. Will be seeing you around

      Lizzie

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