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Do women form stronger friendships then men?
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Posted 8/24/13

GayAsianBoy wrote:

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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Posted 8/25/13

GayAsianBoy wrote:

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.



Men and women can have differences in social interactions but holy crap it's not like we're different species or something. I would give a liver if a man was honest when he said he never trash talks or complains about a friend behind their back; having a penis doesn't somehow make you any less judgmental. I'm mostly just disagreeing with how you've put being a man or being masculine on a pedestal and that being feminine or having any traits commonly associated with females is somehow degrading when most of the actually problematic female behaviors stem from an influence from media/society, which is male-dominated.
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Posted 8/25/13 , edited 8/25/13
Dogs obviously

Why even ask?




That said, it's all personal opinion.
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Posted 8/25/13 , edited 8/25/13
Not sure -- I've never been a woman, so I can't say. Does my boss form stronger relationships than I do? Who knows? I don't know what it's like for my boss to form a relationship. Same thing with women. I've known women for which we could both reasonably call each other friends, but I don't know what it's like from her end any more or less than I know what it's like from the perspective of my guy friends. Being that I don't even know what it's like, how can I say it's stronger or weaker?

I can make guesses, but it's more or less just slightly well-founded guess. That said, whether they form strong relationships probably depends more on which man and which woman than on whether they are a man or a woman. I suspect any differences between men and women are a wash compared to differences between individuals. Other than that, I've no opinion.
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I think in most situations, women are able to express their love for their female friends more than men are for their male friends. Due to this, it may seem like they're better friends to an external viewer, but the reality is different.

I have both male and female friends that I love, and our group is somewhat different than the norm, in that we're all comfortable with each other (to the point where fairly long hugs are common place no matter the gender combination).

I find that in other circles, men are more genuine towards each other, while women will feign liking other women to a quite ridiculous degree. If I were a woman, I think I'd find it more difficult to know who my real friends were.
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Posted 8/25/13
Probably. When guys break up as friends they usually either fight or threaten. Girls on the other hand tend to speak their feelings and eventually become friends again. I'm not stereotyping this is the way I see things.
Posted 8/25/13

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Men and women can have differences in social interactions but holy crap it's not like we're different species or something. I would give a liver if a man was honest when he said he never trash talks or complains about a friend behind their back; having a penis doesn't somehow make you any less judgmental. I'm mostly just disagreeing with how you've put being a man or being masculine on a pedestal and that being feminine or having any traits commonly associated with females is somehow degrading when most of the actually problematic female behaviors stem from an influence from media/society, which is male-dominated.



Huh? Where did I put being masculine on a pedestal or being feminine is degrading?

I criticised both genders for doing whatever they've been known to do in a social setting. It's an observable fact that most men don't like asking for directions (which is a bad thing, not a good thing), and most women love to gossip about whatever.
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I think these two answer that question



let me add some dialog:

Sasuke: "Naruto!!!!"
Naruto: "Sasuke!!!!"



Goku: Goku ;D
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From my personal experience, I don't think they do. I've always been part of a very small, select group of friends of which there are girls and boys. Now, my first friend of the bunch I met 12 years ago, and we're still best friends. Two of the girls in our group where friends for a little over three years and eventually fell out. Therefore I believe it depends on the people themselves, not the gender. Some people just aren't compatible, and I don't think that your gender solely determines the strength of your friendship.
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I think men tend to have longer, stronger and simpler relationships. I think women tend to have shorter, deeper and more passionate relationships.


I actually agree with this a lot, even though I've never thought it before.
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Baby you da best
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Posted 8/25/13
Neither.
Both genders might express themselves differently, but I believe this should be looked at per person. Each person has a different personality and that personality will determine, more than their sex, whether or not they form a strong bond.
I have seen both men and women go to great heights for their friends. I've also seen both sexes turn their backs on friends in need.
I've known my best friend for 30+ years.
my father has known his best friend for about the same amount of time (he moved across the country right before i was born)
we've both gone above and beyond when those friends needed us.
my dad might not say 'i love ya maaaan' to his best friend (like i do to mine ahahaha) but it shows in how he treats him.
those are just the two closest examples, though I could give many more.
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Nothing can top a bromance.
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Who knows, It depends on the people and the company you keep.

This is based more or less off of stereotypes

Like for me and my female friends, we have a excellent relationship, that's not what I guess you could call a "typical female relationship". We aren't catty or bratty, and if we have our problems we'll talk them out without all of this "stabbing each other in the back" or gossip-ing about each other. It could be because we're all not extremely girly either.

Men most likely will probably argue, fight it out and then move on without saying anything else about it, but seemingly girls will always drag it out.

But in all honesty I don't think that Men or Women have "stronger" friendships, because friendship is determined differently between every relationship.
Example: Some people can't have a friendship without fighting, which doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's how they function.

So neither have stronger friendships. (unless you generalize)
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No way..
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