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Bromancing Is Becoming A Problem For Women

Story from: 2oceansvibe.com

It’s not exactly a novel concept, but thanks to movies like I Love You, Man (and of course Turk and JD from Scrubs) the term bromance is now commonly used.

That means it’s only a matter of time until the academics weigh in, and apparently the rise of the bromance “could threaten heterosexual relationships”.

That’s because intense male relationships have grown more socially acceptable, and some men are finding that bond more emotionally satisfying than dating women.

Cool – let’s look at the findings of researchers from the University of Winchester via the Telegraph:

After surveying 30 undergraduates, they discovered that 28 would rather talk about emotional issues with their male friends rather than girlfriends. The majority also said it was easier to resolve conflicts with men, and admitted they kept secrets from partners which they shared with male friends.

Dr Stefan Robinson, of the University of Winchester, said the results were ‘significant and worrying’ for women and warned there is an emerging culture of sexism and disdain in the way Millennial men view the opposite sex.

“These heterosexual millennial men cherish their close male friends, so much so that they may even provide a challenge to the orthodoxy of traditional heterosexual relationships,” said Dr Robinson.

“Given that young men are now experiencing a delayed onset of adulthood, and an extended period of adolescence, men may choose to cohabit as a functional relationship in the modern era.

“Because heterosexual sex is now achievable without the need for romantic commitment, the bromance could increasingly become recognized [sic] as a genuine lifestyle relationship…”

Researchers also mentioned movies like 21 Jump Street, Due Date and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, in case you’re looking for something to watch with your bro.

Is anyone still reading this? Oh, OK, I’ll carry on then:

Most men surveyed said they also told their male friends secrets which they felt unable to share with their girlfriends.

One participant named ‘Harvey’ said: “Well, for example, Tim knows I love listening to Taylor Swift and Beyonce, but I keep that quiet because she would judge me. I feel like I have to be more manly around her.”

You listen to whatever you want, guy not named Harvey but using that name for fear of retribution, but I will judge you on the Taylor Swift front.

Maybe today is the day men need to open up to their partners about the shitty music they listen to.

Go on, tell her you listen to Dave Matthews Band when no one is around, and then you can move on to the TV you binge in private.

One step at a time, bros.

[source:telegraph]

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