The Difference Between Guys and Men

Difference Between Guys and Men ~


A lot of people use the terms “guys” and “men” interchangeably. This irks me to no end. Although most men exhibit some “guy” traits and vice versa, I think there is a distinct difference between guys and men. The following is my opinion of the differences between guys and men…

Guys are fun-lovers who like hanging out with other guys. They tend to call these other guys their “homeys” or “bros.” They like to go to bars and clubs, watch sporting events, especially ones in which they can yell at the television set, and drink lots of beer. Now, don’t think that I think this is a bad thing. I do believe that a certain amount of comradery is a necessity in our social lives for being more well-rounded and living healthier lives. Most true guys, though, would rather do this than develop a healthy romantic relationship, or if they do develop such a relationship, their “bromance” usually interferes with its development and the relationship dies a painful death. Also, guys have a tendency to lie to cover up some of their mistakes. These lies usually lead to more lies to cover up the original lie, and eventually leads to the truth being discovered. Then they get into more trouble than they would have had they told the truth to begin with.

Men, on the other hand, always tell the truth. To quote Eric Church, “If I shake your hand, look you in the eye, you can bet…it’ll be the truth.” That’s the man mantra. Men also develop not only a healthy relationship but usually several relationships. Yes, some of them still might not be so healthy. But, the biggest difference between men and guys is responsibility. Men take it, guys don’t. Guys will never admit to anything being their fault. If a man makes a mistake, he admits to it, then he owns up to it. A man will do what he needs to to make the situation right. A guy would rather leave it alone or just walk away.

So, there you have it – the difference between guys and men

Now that you know the difference between guys and men, ask yourself – Is your guy a man, or is your man a guy?

About Jay Crawford

Jay enjoys cooking, music {his favorite artists are KISS, Def Leppard, the Eagles and a lot of the newer country music}, and sports {Carolina Panthers, Tarheels and the Appalachian State Mountaineers}. He also enjoys grilling out and cruising around with the radio up and the windows down.


  1. Jen Temcio says:

    Oh man! My husband is not just a guy, but a 41 year old fraternity guy. ๐Ÿ™ True article . Great pics. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What do you call a little of both? lol Love it, thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. What a great article! I want to raise my son to be a man!

  4. I thought I was the only one who thought this way, glad to see a man also sees this. There is nothing wrong with being either of the two, just own who you are and admit it to others instead of playing games.

  5. Here, Here. Wonderful post! I’d have to be honest & admit that my husband is a little of both. For the most part though, he’s a man. & I pray that one day my son will grown into a fine young man. Thank you for sharing!


  6. The problem is that the guys that need to read this won’t. Their wives will read it and be reassured that she knows she is right but the guy will ignore it as being some chicks opinion.

  7. Kelley Johnsen says:

    Haha, great article! I am sharing, thank you!

  8. Good points. My husband is definitely a man! I’m doing my best to raise my son into a man as well.

  9. I love it! I must remember to thank my mother in law for raising a man!

  10. I think mine is a combo of both. =)

  11. This is so true. My hubby used to be a “guy”, but over our almost 5 years together, he’s become a man.

  12. I agree completely. Raising my sons to be men.

  13. Lol I love your posts. I’d say he’s a man with guy tendencies every now and then!

  14. Joni Caraway says:

    Wonderfully put and so true. I am Blessed to be married to a wonderful man and we are trying to raise our grandson to be one also.