We’ve spent the better half of a decade listening to Barney Stinson wax eloquent about the formidable and glorious Bro Code. There are way too many rules, but each must be followed and is sacred to every man in the universe. However, what you probably didn’t know is that there are just as many unwritten girl rules, popularly called as the unwritten Girl Code. Here are some of the ultra-important rules from the Girl Code that every girl knows and follows to her last breath, and if you’re wise and know what’s what, you’ll do well to heed these at ALL TIMES!
1) Women Talk. About Everything
You know all the paperbacks you’ve been reading and the chatty sitcoms that have you believe that women tell each other EVERYTHING? They’re bang on. You can count on your girlfriend to talk to her best friend about everything from a used tissue to her last romantic night spent with you! And while sharing of such intimate details might make a man squirm, understand that she needs to do this as an outlet and that it’s an imperative part of Girl Code!
2) Do Not Date Your Ex’s Friend
Not without express permission, at any rate, and even then it’s a slippery slope my friend. Women stick fiercely together when it comes to men and you don’t want to be the one breaking up two friends simply by asking out one of them—especially if the other one is yourex! Such a situation is best avoided to keep all parties happy, trust us.
3) Don’t Barge In On Girls’ Night
This we believe is easy to understand—especially since boy’s night under the Bro Code is held in the highest of esteem! A girls’ nightout is one of the most precious and sacred things to a girl, and once in a while she will need that time and space to go kayaking or bungee-jumping through the world if she so pleases. If you’re in a committed relationship, trust her to blow off some steam with her friends (even if it’s simply a mani-pedi appointment at the parlour); you may bask in the glory that at least part of her conversation with her girlfriends WILL be about you!
4) Girls Don’t Take Kindly To Trash Talk
Especially if it’s about a dear friend. While this may be hard for you to believe—brought up instead to understand that women naturally “hate each other”, the fact is that there is a very thin line between telling your girlfriend a rumour about another woman she faintly dislikes, and telling her something about another woman that totally trashes her reputation. Women as a pack stick together—especially when they are made to feel that men are ganging up on them or are laughing at one of them in a way that mocks their entire sex.
5) A Woman Will Always Rescue Another Woman From Unwanted Attention
Yup, if you’re wondering why the friend of the girl you are interested in simply does leave the side of her friend, then the mathematics of it is quite simple! Chances are, Leggy Lass has signalled (using girl signals from the CODE) that she does not want to be hit on by you and would rather be rescued by her friend! Much like the wingman bro code, but works quite the opposite.
6) Dating Your Sister’s Friend Is Dangerous Territory
While this topic isn’t quite as contentious as the previous one, there are still elements of risk involved in asking out a friend of your sister’s. Even if she seems into you or has hinted at future prospects, do have a talk with your sister before taking the next step. Chances are the two women will have already done the same. If you do go out and break up in the future, things could get mighty awkward for the two of them and you surely don’t want to be the one that breaks them up.
7) Never Make Her Choose Between You And Her Girlfriends
We are not saying there’s an easy answer to this, or she will for certain choose one over the other, but make sure you never ask her to choose between hanging out with her girlfriends and you. Women are by nature fiercely protective of their independence and she may not see the question as a simple question, but more likely as a threat! Chances are you will most likely lose out on a date for the night!
8) A Woman Is Always Honest About How Another Woman Looks
Chances are your girlfriend will have just asked you if that muffin top made her look fat, or if those purple pee-toes matched that lilac skirt. You may have proudly lied through your teeth. However, she knows exactly what you’re doing and will always ask a girlfriend for a second opinion—this one will be the truth, and you might just get dirty stares galore. There’s no getting out of this one, though, pal!
9) Know That Her Best Friend Will Always Be Very Important To Her
If you have a long-term girlfriend, we are sure you’re already well tuned to this one. No matter how lovely or romantic an evening out you may have planned for your girl, she will still take a call or answer a text from a girlfriend in “mortal peril”. Most often than not, the mortal peril equals having been dumped by her boyfriend, and Girl Code dictates every woman must leave whatever’s at hand and rush to the side of the sobbing chum with ice cream. If you’re a really incredible boyfriend, you’ll pitch in with ice cream money and accompany her!
10) Every Girl Follows Toilet Camaraderie
While the topic of trash talk is all true, often women do bitch about one another behind their backs in jest. This said, however, never be surprised when that very same woman rushes to rescue another woman out of bathroom situations such as lending an emergency tampon or letting women who are about to use a bathroom stall after them that there’s no toilet paper! Toilet camaraderie is one of the highlights of female friendship! So if youy present girlfriend and your ex happen to run into each other in the ladies’ room, be scared. Be very very scared.
In the end, my friend, the way to a girl’s heart is certainly a tricky one, but armed with some of these rules from her Code, you might just charm her with your codespeak and get a free pass after all!
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