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.