Male Friendships : Female Friendships

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Female vs Male Friendships

Although friendships in general form for the same reasons of support and companionship, we are able to discern certain differences between male and female friendships. While one is more casual, the other is intimate and personal. Male friendships are laid-back, they have less drama and more fun. However, in most cases they lack communication because of prideful barriers. Male friendships tend to include team membership, jokes and insults, and three or more friends, not just two. In contrast female friendships have physical closeness, one-on-one communication, a certain openness, a sense of attachment. Female friendships are thought to be closer because women like to share their deepest, darkest feelings and engage in more one-on-one discussions. But, male friendships are seen as more stable because men view their friendship as a team, and work together to keep the relationship afloat. One of the main differences is that females have a stronger emotional attachment to each other. They reveal more things, share secrets, and get on a more personal level. Men tend to avoid anything dealing with emotions, heart-to-heart talks. Instead they bond on a simpler standard. An emotional moment can happen every day for women, and every month for men. When men fight, they 'll fight about it and then act as if it never happened. But when women fight, it will go on as long as they let it. They can prolong a fight for as long as weeks and keep grudges for…
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