Culture 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro  

Candice Darden
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The signs of a basic bro are many - if he plays drinking games long after college has ended, brags that he could bench press you, revs his engine to show off, wears AXE body spray, and goes to Hooters regularly, chances are you're dating a basic white guy. If you've heard the guy you're dating say, "Make me a sandwich, woman," even jokingly, you're all but guaranteed to be dating a bro.

Basic bro behavior is also contradictory and a bit mystifying: he shouts "No homo!" at any sign of affection between him and his friends, yet draws d*cks on them if they're passed out drunk and pretend dry-humps them. He has the latest gadgets and electronics, yet is seemingly always out of toilet paper and his only cleaning supplies are Windex and Clorox wipes. This bro lives to party, and chances are he was a frat boy in college - yet even though he graduated, he's never outgrown that time-honored activity: the keg stand. He lives for Coachella and Vegas, and often takes trips with his "boys."

Yet which is worse - that he spends a good chunk of money betting on fantasy football every year, or that he doesn't even bother to hide his porn collection? Only you can decide! Vote up the most ridiculous and accurate signs that you're dating a basic bro, and watch out for those guys wearing backwards baseball caps and sleeveless shirts, showing off their tribal tattoos.
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He attributes your bad mood to... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He attributes your bad mood to that time of the month "Are you on your period?"

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He makes sexist jokes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He makes sexist jokes "Adam gave Eve a rib so she could live - and she complained about it."

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He says "That's gay... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He says "That's gay" or "That's retarded" when he really means "That's stupid"

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He brags about how much he can... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He brags about how much he can lift

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He still brags about his high ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He still brags about his high school or college sports achievements

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He revs his engine to impress ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He revs his engine to impress people Namely "hot chicks."

7
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He wears AXE body spray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He wears AXE body spray And he's usually drenched in it.

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Backwards or sideways baseball... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
Backwards or sideways baseball caps are his go-to look

9
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He has a display of empty whis... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He has a display of empty whiskey bottles and beer cans Usually on top of his fridge or in the kitchen.

10
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He'll use any excuse not to we... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He'll use any excuse not to wear a condom "Aren't you on the pill anyway?"

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He refers to his friends as hi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He refers to his friends as his "boys" or "bros"

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His flirting involves telling ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
His flirting involves telling you he could bench press you "What do you weigh, like 120? I could definitely bench press you."

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He says "Make me a sandwic... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He says "Make me a sandwich" when you're in the kitchen "Just kidding, babe!"

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He goes to Hooters so he can c... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He goes to Hooters so he can check out the waitresses And rates their cleavage on a scale of 1-10.

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He has tribal tattoos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He has tribal tattoos And no regrets.

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He frequently says, "No ho... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He frequently says, "No homo"

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He spends thousands on the lat... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He spends thousands on the latest electronics, but is always out of toilet paper

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His comments on your Instagram... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
His comments on your Instagram selfies are usually something like "INSTA BONER."

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The only magazines he reads ar... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
The only magazines he reads are Sports Illustrated, Playboy, and Maxim

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He drives a jacked-up truck or... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He drives a jacked-up truck or souped-up Civic

21
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He draws d*cks on passed out f... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He draws d*cks on passed out friends at parties "Dude, no homo."

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He thinks burping loudly after... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He thinks burping loudly after dinner is a compliment More like a sign of bad manners, but okay.

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He loves chest bumping his bro... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He loves chest bumping his bros

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He plays drinking games well a... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He plays drinking games well after college And brags about how good he is at Beer Pong.

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He uses the word "Epic&qu... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He uses the word "Epic" a lot

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He was in a fraternity is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He was in a fraternity Bros for life!

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He thinks a great date night s... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He thinks a great date night spot is a place with $2 pitchers Which he always drinks most of.

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He lives for Vegas trips with ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He lives for Vegas trips with his boys

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He's a sucker for products... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He's a sucker for products that have been endorsed by a sports star "Gotta go buy a 12 pack of Bud, because that's what Peyton drinks."

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He thinks Seth MacFarlane is f... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He thinks Seth MacFarlane is funny and loves quoting Family Guy "Giggity, giggity, giggity!"

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He doesn't bother to conceal h... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He doesn't bother to conceal his ~adult film~ collection

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He invests a decent chunk of m... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He invests a decent chunk of money in his Fantasy Football leauge And gets sulky if his quarterback has an off night.

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InstaColl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
Donald Harris added He flies into instant rage the second someone merely mentions another girl he's been seen with

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He claims he's a "gril... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He claims he's a "grill master"

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He refers to his basement as h... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He refers to his basement as his "man cave"

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He loves Entourage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He loves Entourage Because he secretly wishes that his life was just like that.

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He has a poster of Bob Marley,... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He has a poster of Bob Marley, Fight Club, Fast and the Furious, or the Boondock Saints Look for it - it's there.

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He watches ESPN religiously is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He watches ESPN religiously

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He claims he knows how to play... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He claims he knows how to play the guitar But he really only knows one or two songs, and one is definitely "Wonderwall."

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He wears boat shoes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He wears boat shoes

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He loves Coachella SO MUCH is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He loves Coachella SO MUCH

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His favorite comedian is Danie... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
His favorite comedian is Daniel Tosh Or Dane Cook.

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He quotes Barney from How I Me... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He quotes Barney from How I Met Your Mother "Legen... wait for it... dary!"

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His favorite website is The Ch... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
His favorite website is The Chive Chive on!

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He gives you lingerie as a bir... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He gives you lingerie as a birthday present Which he wants you to wear that night, of course.

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He thinks Matthew McConaughey ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 45 Signs You're Dating a Basic Bro
He thinks Matthew McConaughey and Jason Statham are the ultimate bros