Straight Men Say 'Bromances' Are More Rewarding Than Relationships With Women

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A number of men who participated in a recent study stated that "bromances" were more emotionally rewarding when compared to relationships with their female partners.

It's been suggested that the intimacy shared between straight men while drinking at a bar, watching sports, or helping each other with projects around the house, helps to form special and unique bonds.

As such, 28 of 30 men surveyed stated they rather discuss important, emotional subjects with their "bromantic" pal.  

Some men indicated that this was because they felt "less judged" when discussing sensitive subjects with their male friends, than they did with their girlfriends or wives. 

Decades prior, straight men feared being labeled as homosexual when engaging in physical or emotional intimacy with another man.

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But citing a cultural shift in attitudes toward masculinity, the study author says that young men of today are more interested in art, music, and fashion.

And with that shift in taste, the study found that now, men more "openly pronounce love" to their male friends in a way that would have been frowned upon in the past.

Said study author Adam White of Winchester University to MailOnline:

"The key thing that we found was that bromances were somewhat more flexible and judgement-free relationships comparable to romances. 

"The guys that we spoke to were clear that the only differences, other than sex, were that bromances were less judgemental, easier to resolve problems or arguments, and much more emotionally open, than romances.  

"These guys found it easier to talk to their bromances as there was less judgement and regulation in their bromantic relationships. 

"They didn’t feel like there was a standard to be kept or adhered to." 

 

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Isn’t this the exact thing women tend to do?? Share their feelings, secrets, and emotions with their best friend(s)? Why is this suddenly a new thing? Just because we’re [gay men] discovering that straight guys have feelings too does not make this a revelation. SMH...why is this even an article. 

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If this article offends you, you are a closeted homosexual. 

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This article boils down to is the men surveyed are bros, buds, buddies and/or best friends...no more, no less.  Period.  

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Sorry. I do not agree at all. That is like saying I am bisexual or straight because I can think a woman is pretty. You sound like a gay man that thinks all straight men can be had. Sorry, you are just plain wrong in my view.

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Any minimal degree of attraction to the same sex is not heterosexuality; it's bisexuality, period.

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True, but do not confused friendship with attraction. No one mentioned attraction. There are men (and women) who feel more comfortable with their friends of the same gender. That doesn't mean they are attracted to them. I'm bi and I have men and women friends I feel very comfortable with and love spending time with them and leaning on them more than family with no judgement. And I am not attracted to them at all. 

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