If you’ve ever bro’d out and had an intimate bro sesh with your bro while reflecting on all the epic things your bro does for you, then you’ll understand how warm and comforting the relationship between two bros can be, bro.
Well, a study published in Men and Masculinities has essentially confirmed what we knew all along, that men find the bond between their mates more fulfilling than having a romantic relationship.
Bromances are starting to make a resurgence, but that hasn’t always been cool. Towards the latter part of last century, we began to change our outlook on masculinity and how men should interact with each other.
Now, thanks to high profile bromances in pop culture, it’s perfectly normal to have a night in with your bros and have a good chinwag about what’s bothering you.
The study looked at a group of 30 second-year Uni students who were all studying a sports-related degree, it found that all of them had at least one friend they’d consider to be a bromance, and 29 out of 30 reckon they’ve cuddled their bro.
It in part comes down to how we expect men to function in society, one of the study respondents said “Tim knows I love listening to Taylor Swift and Beyonce, but I keep that quiet [around my girlfriend] because she would judge me. I feel like I have to be more manly around her.”
So there ya have it, ladies if you’re interested in keeping your man I’d recommend asking him how his day went and ensure he is appreciated, otherwise Kyle might just steal him away.
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