Friendships are a bit like a fire. You have to tend your friendship, feed it, mind it, and care for it, or the flame burns out. Bromance is a beautiful thing if you allow it to be. From cracking beers to defeating zombies till the crack of dawn, a friendship between two bro's can rarely be matched.
So when our ladies tell us we have a sweet & tender 'bromance' going on, we outwardly cringe, but deep down (very, very deep down) where no one can see, take the piss, or suggest otherwise – we glow.
But what happens when times get rough, and a global pandemic rolls through? Will you let the bromance flame die out or fight to keep it alive? Hard times call for tough measures, and your friendship is no exception to the rule. Here are eleven ways of keeping the bromance alive and strengthen your bond without feeling like you're on a weird first date.
DIY Beer Tasting
If you're into your beer (Duh you're into beer), try bro-sting a DIY Beer night with you and your closest bro's. It's pretty simple; you just get several different beers from the store, download and print out free tasting sheets, drink the beer, and record your findings.
Pro tip: Use the leftovers for a good ol' fashioned game of beer pong.
We're not suggesting dinner for two under the stars with a violinist playing AC/DC tunes, but a simple dine-in option perfect for some much-needed bromance.
From a hardy steakhouse meal to a plate full of burgers and fries, you'll be able to bond without a hint of emasculation!
Go Hunting or Shooting Together
Much like bromance, the nice thing about hunting is that you don't have to say that much. Men often communicate with each other in a series of short sentences and chuckles, making hunting the perfect bromantic date.
If you're not into shooting animals, opt for some targets with a hunting knife. There is something magic about sending hot lead downrange that strengthens your bro bond.
Work On Your Gains
Whether it be lifting weights or going for a run, it's all cool to do it with your bro. Long gone are the days of asking a stranger for a spot at the gym, and scouting out a new trail just became that much more fun. From hyping each other up to strengthening your body, exercise is the ultimate way to make your bond unbreakable.
Grill Out With the Boys
If we're honest, one of the biggest appeals to grilling with your bro's merely is getting the chance to play with fire. So gather up your pack, some steaks, and a few cold beers and make an afternoon. Enhance your grill out sesh with a crate from BBQBox.com. Including different rubs, sauces, and recipes, you'll be sure to spice up your brotastic bond.
Sharpen Up Your Wingman Skills
You might have to share his heart with someone else (sob!), but having expert wingman skills is a life skill worth learning, especially if you have another single bro's in your group. Make sure your pal looks the part and isn't beer hopping in his favorite tee.
Map out a game plan, so you prepared for when bars do open back up. Have unlimited compliments about your partner in crime because chances are you'll have to do some major crisis management after his cringe-worthy pickup lines!
Watch A Sporting Event With Your Guy Friends
While most sports are at a standstill right now, if you both like sports, why not cheer on your favorite team by watching reruns of your favorite games? Sharing a love of sports (and all those numbers that go along with it) can strengthen your friendship. Why not put a friendly bet on the outcome of seasons to come? Say, the loser washes the winner's car for a month?
Video Game Tournament
Not into board games? OK. Well, how about a video game tournament? You'll be able to bond without ever having to leave the house. Whether it's "Super Mario" or "Call of Duty," play against each other and award prizes (like food) to the winner.
Nothing screams "Bro night" like a good old-fashioned poker night. From greasy appetizers to smoking cigars, when it comes to bonding with your bro's poker night, never disappoints. Everyone will have a great time, and you'll be having too much fun to make things awkward between you and your bros. Plus, you might make some extra cash also!
Send Them A Care Package
If your bro lives out of state, let him know you're thinking about him with a package he will love. At broquet.co, you will find several options for boxes to send your favorite bro. He'll appreciate the gesture, and your friendship will continue to grow even from miles apart.
Go For A Cruise
Enjoy the open road, freedom on the highway, and quality time to spend with your best friend. With nothing but the wind in your face and your engine's rumble, Keeping The Bromance Alive.
Bromance is a beautiful thing, and although the world is a little different right now, it's essential to tend to our friendships. Help a bro out and plan an event where you can safely enjoy each other's time. You're guaranteed to have a blast. What's the best part? On a rare occasion, something goes wrong; you'll always have your bro there to back you up!