Fun Things to Do With Your Guy Friends

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Hanging Out With the Boys

Enjoy your time hanging out with your guy friends.
Enjoy your time hanging out with your guy friends. Caiaimage/Paul Bradbury/Getty Images

Need some bonding time with your guy pals? Men tend to get closer as friends the more they hang out and participate in a variety of activities, especially when they feel physically or intellectually challenged in some way. Things like trivia nights, basketball games, and even a Sunday morning jog are all good choices for guy friends because they allow for bonding time and also also time for that competitive side to come through. Here are six more ideas you can try the next time you're about to hang out with the boys.

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Attend a Sporting Event With Your Guy Friends

Cheer on your local sports team with your guy pals.
Cheer on your local sports team with your guy pals. Hero Images/Getty Images

If you both like sports, why not cheer on your favorite team live and in person? Sharing a love of sports (and all those statistics that go along with it) can give you one more thing you'll both have in common. To make the most of the games you attend, why not put a friendly bet on the outcome? Say, the loser washes the winner's car for a month?

Speaking of sports, it's also a good way to meet some new friends, too.

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Grill Out With the Boys

Safely play with fire and cook up some fun time with the guys.
Safely play with fire and cook up some fun time with the guys. Loungepark/Taxi/Getty Images

My husband likes to say that the appeal to grilling is simply the ability to play with fire. What's even better than that? Asking a guy friend to help. Who doesn't like standing around a grill making a meal for your lady while sharing a beer with your guy friend? So gather up your guy pals, some steaks, and a few beers and make an afternoon of it.

You can discuss the best techniques for grilling and share recipes for the most unique things to cook with the grill. The real bonding comes while standing over the grill having a conversation about everything from great television shows to binge on to the joys of fatherhood.

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Get Involved In Some Healthy Competition

Nothing like a round of bar darts to help you enjoy some time with your guy friend.
Nothing like a round of bar darts to help you enjoy some time with your guy friend. David Leahy/Getty Images

Burn off some of the competitive spirit that comes with bromance by showing your friend you can play paintball, darts, or even video games better than he can. Video games are so advanced that some of them even qualify as a workout. Paintball is best with a group of guys, so if you're looking to expand your bromantic circle, invite a few friends to play a round or two with you.

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Do Some Home Repairs Together

Get your guy friend to help you fix that sink once and for all.
Get your guy friend to help you fix that sink once and for all. Paul Bradbury/Getty Images

We're all busy, so why not incorporate some guy time into your daily life? Some of the best ways for male friends to bond is by helping each other around the house. Each guy has a different set of home repair skills he can either teach to his friend or complete the project for him as a favor. Some popular DIY projects include:

  • Painting a room
  • Replacing windows
  • Roof repairs
  • Building cabinets
  • Putting in a new floor
  • Building a deck

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Enjoy a Night Out With Dinner and Drinks

Grab your tribe of male friends and have a few drinks.
Grab your tribe of male friends and have a few drinks. Dan Dalton/Getty Images

A great way to unwind after work is to hang out with your guy friend at a local bar. This is also a good way to practice making small talk with the others. If you and your male friend are single, you can share tips on how to pick up women. If not, you can watch the game, play a round of pool, or just sit and talk after a long day. (Always drink responsibility!) 

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Get in a Jog or Spend Some Time at the Gym

A good work will help you stay in shape and also bond with your guy friends.
A good work will help you stay in shape and also bond with your guy friends. Gary Burchel/Getty Images

Working out with a friend nourishes your body and soul, so why not find an activity that you and your guy friend can do together? Anything that gets your heart rate up is not only good for you but can help your bromance as well. Running, basketball, biking, and racquetball are all great choices for guys, because they allow for conversation as well as bonding.