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28 / F / georgia, usa
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Posted 8/23/13
its a simple question. which sex forms friendships that can last a life time? who is more involved in their friends daily lives? and who is more likely to always come through when a friend is in need?

in my personal opinion its women all around and i base this off of watching my husband really lol i have one best friend i have been inseparable from since 9th grade, not a day goes by i dont talk to her. we dont get to see one another often so i jump at any free chance i get once or twice a month to hang out with her and we click on everything and she knows if she ever needed me i would be there in a heart beat. my husband...well he has work friends but no one he would ever bother to hang out with. after high school he never spoke to a single friend he had ever again and i suppose the closest thing you can say he has to a friend is the guy he plays halo with. so the length of any conversation i have ever listened to them have is just a long string of profanity lol and he hates going out of his way for people. flat out wont do it. maybe if its just asking for like 5 bucks or something but he isn't about to bend over backwards to help anyone he would call a friend. so based off of watching that i'd say women or my husband is just incredibly anti-social lol
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I can see what you're saying, but the answers vary so much.

I have lots of awesome friends that I've met here at WP, and I also have inseparable civilian friends back home in Alabama. Yes, there are guys whose friendships consist of video games and nothing more, but there are also lots of guys who are genuinely good friends with each other.

Maybe it's different for me. I've shot M16's and M4's, threw grenades, and crawled under barbed wire with my bros/friends here, so.. aha. Don't know. Other people on CR probably have way better answers than I do.
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I think women can be backstabing a lot of the time.
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I believe it would depend on the individual and a lot of other determining factors. Their personality would play a big role, but if I had to make a general or broad observation... I would probably say men.

Generally speaking male relationships can be significantly simpler than female relationships. I think women have the capacity for a deeper relationship because the general expectations of a woman and intimacy are less strict. So I believe their relationships can be deeper, but I'm not sure it necessarily implies stronger.

Men can show a tremendous amount of strength for the people they love. I just don't think their love is as complex as a female's. Again, I believe being an emotional and empathetic person is an individual trait, and not something you can generalize for an entire gender but for the sake of a conversation, I think men are more duty bound. I had very simple but strong relationships in the military. The respect and "love" was simply born out of the knowledge that the man next to you would take a bullet for you. You may not even like the person that much, but the friendship is extremely strong because of a different perspective regarding relationships.

I think men tend to have longer, stronger and simpler relationships. I think women tend to have shorter, deeper and more passionate relationships.
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Gyava wrote:

I can see what you're saying, but the answers vary so much.

I have lots of awesome friends that I've met here at WP, and I also have inseparable civilian friends back home in Alabama. Yes, there are guys whose friendships consist of video games and nothing more, but there are also lots of guys who are genuinely good friends with each other.

Maybe it's different for me. I've shot M16's and M4's, threw grenades, and crawled under barbed wire with my bros/friends here, so.. aha. Don't know. Other people on CR probably have way better answers than I do.


thats a very special way you have of bonding with your bros lol
maybe its just guys need much less involvement in each others lives over all. or they just enjoy the simpler things :p (video games i mean nothing your doing sounds simple lol)
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Men can show a tremendous amount of strength for the people they love. I just don't think their love is as complex as a female's. Again, I believe being an emotional and empathetic person is an individual trait, and not something you can generalize for an entire gender but for the sake of a conversation, I think men are more duty bound. I had very simple but strong relationships in the military. The respect and "love" was simply born out of the knowledge that the man next to you would take a bullet for you. You may not even like the person that much, but the friendship is extremely strong because of a different perspective regarding relationships.

I think men tend to have longer, stronger and simpler relationships. I think women tend to have shorter, deeper and more passionate relationships.


i think that is very well put actually especially the part of men being more duty bound.
Posted 8/23/13
No lol man bond like best friends get in to huge fight brake friends nose next day best friends again

female relation ship best friends has fight , 2 years later still calling that so called best friend from years ago a bi*ch
Posted 8/23/13
What one looks for in a friend will not necessarily be the same for all people. I think the better you understand yourself, the stronger the relationship you can build.
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anti-lambsacrifice wrote:

I think the better you understand yourself, the stronger the relationship you can build.


that is an excellent point
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It really does vary with different people and cultural differences can make a huge impact.
I personally have only witnessed and experienced great bonds between men.
Women on the other hand seem harder to come by.
Where are all the cool girls at? lol
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I'd say women have always had stronger bonds then men.
I say this since most of the guys I new turned into noobs....
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I'd say men have a pretty strong relationship with each other in terms of we normally don't give a fuck, I may be wrong seeing as i have no boobies but it seems women always seem to compete with each other no matter who its with.
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My brother once said, 'If women led the world wars, no nations would be talking.' -probably got it from some 9gag post.

I just laughed at that.

Women make strong bonds, but have the tendency to stab each other in the back more. But men, even if they drift away from their friends for quite sometime, they aren't awkward when they meet those friends again. I don't know how they do it, but it's easy for men to make friends, or save friendships (unless a certain grave offense is involved).

I notice that it's hard to repair lost friendships with women, especially if they weren't deep friendships.
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ColouringYourLife wrote:

No lol man bond like best friends get in to huge fight brake friends nose next day best friends again

female relation ship best friends has fight , 2 years later still calling that so called best friend from years ago a bi*ch


Agree with you full, though I'd like to add that women are vastly more like to be very vicious and just plain nasty when they get into a fight, saying thing to and/or about you that will never heal. Also, most women's emotions are naturally bipolar. You can love someone to death one minute, have a fight, then want nothing to do with them, ever again.

Where as a guy can still be willing to jump in front of a car for you, even though he's currently intent on breaking your nose.

Note: I'm not saying everyone is like the two examples given, it's just a blanket observation.
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I think it's like comparing apples and oranges.



Men (like the conventional typical man) have a different way (from females) of communicating with their male friends.


So (the typical) female's friendship, they would talk behind each others' back and would be friendly in front of one another faces.
Where as in a (typical) male's friendship, they don't talk behind each others' back, but they insult each other in front of one another faces.


In a typical female's friendship, the women would get really intimate, hug when they meet, hug when they feel sad, tell each other deep awkward secrets.
In a typical male's friendship, the men don't do this. They don't like to show weakness in front of their friends. It's called having a man's pride. We don't like asking others for directions or help.



Anyway, the point of saying all that is to point out that female's brain and social interactions DIFFER GREATLY from male's brain and social interactions; so you can't compare the two and find out which gender forms a stronger bond. Because they don't act on the same principles.

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