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  • How is bromance blossoming among modern men?
  • How is bromance blossoming among modern men?
    Benjamin Linh VU, Creative Commons (2014) ©
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The psychology of the bromance

From the rise of metrosexuals – all man bags and make-up – to the growing prominence of gay sports stars, masculinity has evolved to be barely recognisable from its old school counterpart. But how has male friendship evolved with it? And what role does it play in the lives of modern men?

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From the rise of the metrosexual – all man bags and make-up – to the increasing prominence of gay sports stars in the celebrity sphere, traditional concepts of masculinity have been turned on their head. But in light of this, how are the relationships men share changing? What is ‘bromance’ and what role does it play in the lives of modern men?

“It’s fundamentally important for men and boys to have their friends, to have their pack,” says Kenny Mammarella D'Cruz, a therapist who's been dubbed 'a man whisperer’. “People forget that in the hunting and gathering days, it ...

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