What’s With The ‘Bro’ Code?

I have been listening to Hitz.fm a lot lately. Well, when you have to travel about 2 hours a day like, every day, there’s nothing more normal than listening to the radio, right?

So, there was this one topic called ‘The ‘Bro’ Code’. Jay Jay and Ean talked about it and then the listeners got to share some of their opinions regarding the matter. After ten minutes and a few calls later, I heard this man saying “I know a guy who broke the code”. Then the deejays asked about what happened. He said, “I heard from a friend that one of our friends is dating one of our friends’ sister.”

Okay, let me make this clear. I don’t have a sister. So maybe there are some parts of being a brother that slip far away from my points of view. Forgive me, but what’s wrong with a dude dating another dude’s sister?

If I have a sister and one of my buddies happens to fall in love with her, at the same time that sister of mine shares the same feeling for him and I know that guy is okay (if not great), I’d definite say, “Go ahead.” I don’t think I will ever interfere unless I know that friend of mine is a monster, drug addict or sadistic, jobless and lunatic predator.

But from the conversations I heard on the radio, most of them (the boys) agreed with the a-bro-should-never-date-another-bro’s-sister rule. Regardless whether or not that guy has been proven reliable. Why is that?

I understand that as a good brother you want to be as protective as possible. But which one do you really prefer your sister to date, a great and honest friend or a strange-looking stranger? And most importantly, do you have the strength to break your sister’s heart and make her cry just because of that rule? I believe the ‘bro’ code is not the factor you need to consider before saying yes or no. I think it is more important to know if that guy is able to make your sister smile.

And what if YOU are the one who’s in that I-am-in-love-with-my-bro’s-sister shoe?

p/s: Girls, if I was your brother, would you allow your friend to date me? :D


sofia October 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM  

Luckily, you are not my brother. Terrible if u are one. I'd be a living skeleton by then everyday kena bully.

Answering your p/s: that's not a problem for me.

Igniz October 3, 2010 at 10:05 PM  

sofia: hahaha. u bet i'd bully u! so, do u have a sister? :D

the unknown October 3, 2010 at 11:51 PM  

i think the bro code mentioned in this context is pure crap.

i've had a couple of my friends recommending their sister to me. im more afraid of losing a close friend than the bro who made the recommendation, should there be a fallout.

doesnt really matter who my sis dates, as long as the guy is sincere.

"it is more important to know if that guy is able to make your sister smile."

making her smile ie funny may not be a worthwhile investment as explained by my sis. cool guys fail when it comes to loyalty.

i watch 'how i met ur mother'. the bro code in there is the real thing.

Igniz October 4, 2010 at 5:36 AM  

unknown: damn, everybody is talking about 'how i mother met ur mother'. i need to start watching it really soon. anyway, thanks dude for the thought. appreciate it.

sofia October 4, 2010 at 6:17 PM  

Thank goodness i dont have a sister. Hahahaha :D

Igniz October 4, 2010 at 7:00 PM  

sofia: too bad for u. :P

anak pak man October 5, 2010 at 12:21 AM  

that's so gossip language..
"i heard from a friend that our friend was dating another friend's sister.."

can be expanded to "that friend had another friend whose sister's classmate found out from her neighbour's friend of a friend's mailman that she wasn't THAT into him.."

okay, out of context..

but I have yet to hear about this "bro" code.. hmm..

Igniz October 5, 2010 at 5:49 AM  

anak pak man: haha. rajin bergosip ke bro? anyway, this 'rule' of 'bro' code is quite famous, cuma i didnt expect (from the radio) ramai yang really follow it. extreme la.

Maria Elena (Zarul) October 11, 2010 at 11:24 PM  

this 'bro' code, is something my family practice. i have 2 elder brothers and i dont hang out with his friends, and them mine.
of course they don't mind their friends being friends with me, but i think diorang rasa awkward.
brothers are usually protective, no?
i remember one time my bro said he felt like hitting his friend when the guy said he wanted to 'try' me.
padahal they always say that about other girls.
you know what i mean? i think they personally can't take it if, for example, im dating with his friend, then bila gaduh ke apa, his friend will say things about me.

so this bro code, is not a bad thing pun actually. to me la.
girls have them too.
it's just a gesture of respect among friends. cuma probably the way the guys on the radio made it seem like it's silly.

Igniz October 11, 2010 at 11:46 PM  

maria: another one point to consider there. thanks! :)

Nani Othman October 28, 2010 at 7:49 PM  

hi! i like this. i didn't expect it would that way. but it's adorable. =)

anyway, this is max j. potter and i noticed that you still have my link up your list. actually i don't blog there anymore. i've moved. XD to somewhere pinkish. you can click on my name, yeah?

so ah..you can remove the link already. it's kinda embarrassing (on my part) to see it..with the latest blog post being stop following ginny. ehe. and..keep writing. i'm around. i just don't talk much. hehe.

Igniz October 28, 2010 at 11:16 PM  

nani: owh, hi there! thanks for dropping by. :)

u've moved to a new blog, i see. cool. i'll be there. :)

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