Mateship’s bros & cons
IT is something that many wives and girlfriends have long suspected. Lots of men find “bromances” — close friendships with other men — more emotionally rewarding than their romantic relationships with women.
Researchers looking into close male friendship among heterosexual men may have an answer. They found men felt “less judged” by their close male friends than their girlfriends. They also found it easier to solve conflicts and speak openly about their emotions in bromances. However, the authors of the study warn these relationships could threaten the traditional patterns of men and women living together.