Male friendship is in crisis. Got your attention? Good. Because if you’re a man, you probably immediately knew there’s truth there. American men who view themselves as having “no close friends” have quintupled over the last 30 years, and only 15% of men consider themselves as having 10 or more close friends (compared to 40% in 1990). There are consequences to this decline. Men with friends are fitter, are happier, live longer, make more money, and are less anxious. Let’s face it: They also have more fun. So what to do? Let’s start with what we’ve got. Let’s celebrate male friendships, look closely at what makes ours tick, and then stop thinking so hard and go grab a beer with a friend — for your own good.
The Dumb, Beautiful, Singular Chaos Of Close Male Friendship
So many close men push each other — up mountains and into the night, past the point of comfort and down the rabbit hole. Just one question: Why?
The Best Bromances Tell Us A Lot About Male Friendship Today
Are you a John or a Paul? A Kirk or a Spock? A Harold or a Kumar? Is that even the right question?
The Real Reason Men Struggle With Friendship
Making friends is something we learn how to do when we’re still in diapers. So why are grown men so bad at it? Dr. Geoffrey Greif knows — and we should all listen.
9 Ways To Make Friends, Keep Friends, And Be A Better Friend Yourself
Want to live longer and be healthier? Have more quality friendships. It really is that simple.
8 Great, Unexpected Trips To Take With The Guys
Touring the gas station fried chicken joints of the south. Renting an ice shanty in the middle of winter. It’s time to get your friends together and make some memories.
How To Accept That A Friendship Is Over
Friendships end, especially when you become busy with kids. But it's still hard to let them go.
Why It’s So Hard For Married Men To Have Female Friends
Fear of sexual tension and relationships make male-female friendships a hard sell for married men.
How to Become Closer Friends With Someone
Want to turn those casual dad friends into something more? Great. This is what it'll take.
8 Signs It’s Time to Break Up With a Parent Friend
Your kids might get along and that's something to cherish. But if you find yourself nodding along with any of the points listed below, it might be time to call it quits.
What I Wish I Knew About Friendships When I Was Younger, According to 12 Men
“Your friends update and change based on the season you're in."
11 Expert Tips For Men Who Want Better Friendships
It's not easy. But it is necessary — for you and your family. And this advice can help you succeed.
How To Keep Your Friendships Alive After Becoming A Dad
About to have your first kid? Your friendships are in jeopardy. This is how to make sure they don't all slip away.
The Unmistakable Impact Of Having A Few Good Dad Friends
They're difficult to find and even more difficult to maintain. But friendships are an essential part of being a well-rounded person.