My personal preference is the guy friend. Since most of us (at least in the earlier years) are too young for dating a guy friend can be better. They don’t tend to leave you, and they sincerely love you for who you are. As long as you set boundaries up, and stay in a group at all times you’re pretty much good.
I absolutely love my guy friends. They are a lot of fun, are super nice guys, and have great senses of humor. I would definitely recommend that all girls find some great guy friends. When you don’t act like you need to be a couple, it really takes away the stress of guys. Even though we’re all adults now (yeah, I’m posting here even though I’m technically too old :P), we all still have a lot of fun together and it’s great. 🙂