I have never met a single (straight) guy who thinks Justin Bieber is anything but a complete turd, but little do boys know that they’re only hurting themselves by hating on The Biebs. Not only do we Beliebers rly hate hearing why he sucks, but guys could actually learn at thing or two from JB — no swagger coach needed.
He Can Laugh at Himself
A guy who can’t take a little teasing will be a judgy mess who’s always sneering at you. But Justin pokes fun at himself in Funny or Die vids and on SNL. Ironically, this makes him look even more confident than if he took himself super seriously like Kanye West, don’t you think?
He Loves His Mom
It’s completely true that the way a guy treats his mom is the way he’s eventually going to treat you, and there’s nothing sweeter than watching a guy gush about how rad his family is. Luckily for Selena, Justin adorrrrres his mom and seems fully aware and thankful for all the sacrifices she made to make him a superstar. And he even wrote her a song for Mother’s Day!
He’s Not Threatened By a Strong Girl
I’ve learned the hard way that not every guy is going to be happy for your success. Dudes are ruled by their egos and a strong, confident, successful chick will sometimes make them feel intimidated — especially if you two have similar goals! But not Justin. He gives Sel space and support, which is something that non-famous dudes should really do too. Or at least if you can’t, fellas, please stop dating me!
He Doesn’t Think Romance Is Lame
“I’m not gonna bring you flowers,” said one recent boyfriend. “I mean, that’s just so cliché.” Uh yeah, it’s cliché because girls like it. Girls also love over-the-top romantic gestures like, say, renting out a stadium and showing Titanic! OK, fine, your dude doesn’t have to go quite that far to impress, but why don’t boys understand what Justin does: sometimes cheese romance is exactly what we want!
If most people woke up to find that they’d swapped bodies with Justin, they’d check their bank balance, pee their pants with delight and never work another day in their life. But The Biebs is always trying to diversify and outdo himself. Any guy who is working that hard is probably going to put some serious effort into pleasing his lady too!
Do you think that dudes need to lay off Justin and maybe start taking some cues from him instead? Or is Justin just one giant punchline — and should stay that way?