What separates a normal guy friend from a bro is a set of unspoken rules that every bro needs to live by. And this is what is called the bro code rules.
Some call it “bromance” or “bro-hood,” but only men understand the bond they share with their other Y-chromosomed brethren. It’s not the kind of relationship they have with girls or even with their own biological brother, but that unspoken and “no homo” kind of love between “bros.” Is it really a surprise there are bro code rules only guys know?
Brohood is a kind of bond that explains how bros get away with trading insults as a form of a greeting, get along despite all the dangerous and embarrassing pranks they pull on each other, and how they still share a beer and laugh immediately after a fist fight.
What is a bro and what is the bro code?
A bro is many things, but a bro is not an ordinary guy friend. Bros do a lot of things for and with their bros: good, bad, funny, or stupid.
The bro code is an unspoken set of rules that define what it is to be a bro and how a bro must act in the presence of other bros.
Bromandments – The 60 bro code rules all bros must follow
*Regarding bros and girls – these set of rules define the code of conduct between bros and their interactions with the opposite sex.
#1 Bros before Hoes girls. This rule is the founding principle of being a bro and is said to have preceded even the concept of the bro code. This rule states that guys should put his bros in priority over the pursuit of the opposite sex. [Read: What if you and your friend are into the same woman?]
#2 A bro must have another bro’s back no matter what the circumstances are. A bro must be there for his bro in times of need be it financial difficulty, the pursuit of girls, fistfights, and drunken shenanigans.
#3 A bro’s immediate female family members are off-limits. This means a bro shall never lay hands on another bro’s sister or hot mother. However, he can comment on their level of attractiveness. Stepmoms and stepsisters are an exception.
#4 A bro’s girlfriend or ex-girlfriend is off-limits as well. Meaning no bro can sleep, flirt, or make lewd comments about their bro’s current girlfriend or exes.
True card-carrying bros are expected to abide by these unspoken rules that define what it is to be a true bro. Regardless, breaking the bro code rules doesn’t make you less of a bro if you’re true to your guy friends. After all, bros don’t let bros do stupid things alone.
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Paul Timothy or “Morty” (as he likes to call himself) is a writer-photographer based in Manila. After finishing a degree in Psychology he found himself swep...