When a lady tells another lady she’s engaged, there’s that squeal. And then the questions: “Eeeee I’m so happy for you! How’d he do it? Where’d he do it? Tell me everything!” We know this trope. We know guys don’t do it. What do guys do, beyond something fake in three-camera sitcoms?
If you want that squeal between dudes, tell your friend you just started watching some serial drama like Breaking Bad.
“Whoa, awesome. When’d you start? How far along are you? Netflix or DVDs? That’s awesome. You’re going to love it. I’m just so happy for you.”
Games too. “Just started Skyrim.” “AAAAH that’s so great! I’m so excited for you. How are you playing? Rogue? Brute? Aaaah the next few weeks are going to be great! Let me see your armor.”
Picture from the Skyrim Mod Forge