As a teen, it isn’t always easy to think of activities to do with your guy friends. You’re not dating, but if you go to dinner and a movie, your friends may assume just that -even he might! It’s important to find fun, safe activities to do with your guy friends, that you will both enjoy, because knowing how to spend time with the special guys who aren’t THE special guy will be helpful now, and later in life.
1. Laser Tag
One of the greatest activities to do with your guy friends is a night of laser tag! If you haven’t played laser tag before, you should! And if your guy friends have also yet to try this fun, intense activity, you need to convince them to play laser tag with you! Laser tag is an amazing activity for both genders, and will make you feel like “one of the guys” for sure!
2. Poker Night
I turn green with jealously when I overhear guys making plans for a poker night. I love playing cards, and getting sneaky and competitive in a good old-fashioned game of poker. If you enjoy the same experience, you should suggest a poker night to your guy friends. Everyone will have a great time, and you’ll be having too much fun to make things awkward!
Or any sport of your choice! Both young men and women should be active as much as possible to benefit their health, but many of us tend to prefer sitting inside watching Netflix and eating Oreos over enjoying some fresh air! But if you suggest heading down to the park for a casual game of soccer, volleyball, or kick ball to your best guy friend, he probably won’t say no! It’s something different and fun that you can do together, and many teenage boys practically need sports to survive! So you can’t go wrong with a sporty day out with the guys!
4. Movie Night
Who doesn’t love a good movie? I know that, generally, guys and girls have pretty polarized views of what makes a movie “good”, but some movies are so amazing that they transcend gender barriers! Sure, some level of compromise will be needed on both sides, but you and your guy friends can have an amazing time just chilling at home watching movies you both enjoy!
5. Truth or Dare
Teenage guys love doing crazy, sometimes stupid dares. So if you want to be one of the guys, you’ve got to play along! Don’t do anything you feel uncomfortable with, but don't hesitate to challenge your male friends and accept the challenges they give to you! You should probably ease off the “truth” half of this game, to avoid getting all touchy-feely with your guy friends. But if you’re at a loss for fun activities to do with your guy friends, you should suggest truth or dare!
6. Theme Park
Theme parks mean easygoing, carefree fun, and if there’s anything guys love, it’s that! On your next day off from school, why not get the guys together and hit the nearest amusement park? You’ll all have a blast and make memories that will last a lifetime!
7. Food Eating Contest
Personally, I’d do this with my girlfriends - I’d probably even have a food eating contest by myself! I love food, and have a beast of an appetite, just like many teenage boys do! Since boys mature later than girls, their bodies change and grow drastically throughout high school, and they need fuel to drive that change. And, like in everybody, food provides that fuel! That’s why your guy friends will always be in the mood for a food eating contest! Plus, what teenage boy doesn’t love a challenge? So next time you’re wondering what to do with your guy friend, whip out more than enough servings of your favorite food, and let the best man, or woman, win!
I’m pretty certain that teenage boys and girls both enjoy pranks equally, so this is definitely an activity you can enjoy with your guy friends! Now make sure you don’t get into anything illegal or too mean to your peers, but some pranks are definitely harmless and worth trying!
9. Hit the Gym
This doesn’t fit into everyone’s idea of “fun”, but if you enjoy working out and know your guy friends do too, you should all hit the gym together! Guys get a sort of natural high after working out, so it boosts their mood, and there’s no time for things to get awkward! You can help train and motivate each other, show off and challenge each other. Who cares if you get sweaty and gross afterward! You’ll feel great and have tons of fun.
I don’t mean to assume that a girl-guy relationship is automatically awkward, but high school in itself is awkward! So it’s only natural that you’ll feel a bit uncomfortable around your guy friends, or lack ideas for activities you’ll both enjoy. Which of these ideas do you think you’d like to try? What other fun activities do you engage in with your male friends?