Let’s go back 100 years and think about all the old-timey bonding men would have done. Plowin’ fields, spittin’ tobacco and building things with their bare hands. There were saloons and gaming houses that served as venues for male bonding, and business deals were made over a drink and a handshake.
Now men have been relegated to a sad “man cave” in the basement and if they spend too much time with another guy it’s labelled a “bromance.” What happened?? When did it become weird for men to be close to each other and when did we have to start asking permission to spend time with our friends?
Now an Oxford professor of psychology has concluded men need a minimum of TWO guys’ nights a week to maintain good health. According to his research it can lead to faster recovery from sickness and higher levels of generosity! It doesn’t matter what kind of drinking, gambling or sporting guys do together, but to fully reap the benefits of male friendship they should be in a group of four.
Just don’t refer to yourself as “The Samantha of the group” and you’ll be alright.