• Rise of the bromance is bad for women, could become ‘genuine lifestyle relationship': study

    6 days ago - By National Post

    The rise of the intimate “bromance” as a new form of friendship has liberated young men from the stifling bigotries of homophobia, but it imperils young women who are increasingly regarded as little more than targets of sexual attraction, according to new sociological research.
    The bromance may not be the progressive expression of enlightened masculinity, as it is sometimes described and portrayed in movies, said Adam White of the University of Bedfordshire in Britain.
    Rather, it may be a regressive development, with especially worrying results for women. His research, based on interviews...
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  • Men Are More Satisfied By ‘Bromances' Than Their Romantic Relationships, Study Says

    Men Are More Satisfied By ‘Bromances' Than Their Romantic Relationships, Study Says

    6 days ago - By Time

    Young men get more emotional satisfaction out of “bromances”-close, heterosexual friendships with other males-than they do out of romantic relationships with women, according to a small new study published in Men and Masculinities .
    Intimate male friendships have become more socially acceptable in recent years, say the study authors, and that's largely a good thing. But they caution that the shift could lead to weaker bonds among dating or married couples, or even reduce the likelihood of men and women pairing up at all.
    The concept of the bromance isn't new. George Washington wrote...
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