Have you ever wondered why there are so many articles written about straight guys who are not afraid to show off how comfortable they are with their mates, and sometimes intimate?
If you have, a study from the Winchester University has discovered that men find ‘bromances’ more emotionally rewarding than their romantic relationships with women.
The findings revealed that men felt ‘less judged’ by their close male friends than their girlfriends.
The authors of the study say that strong friendships may be a progressive development, as men become less worried about appearing effeminate.
Author of the study, Adam White of Winchester University, explained to the DailyMail that:
“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 were less judgement and regulation in their bromantic relationships.
“They didn’t feel like there was a standard to be kept or adhered to.”
That explains a lot!