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Study Says Men are More Satisfied by their ‘Bromance,’ Than Romance with their Girlfriend

posted: 10/17/17
by: Amanda Mushro
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You would think that most couples are at their happiest and most content when they are with their partner. However, a new study says that for many men, it's their relationship with their guy friends and their "bromances" that are most fulfilling.

According to the study, men get more emotional satisfaction out of "bromances"--close, friendships with other males--than they do out of romantic relationships with women they dating. According to researchers, the men surveyed felt less judged by their close male friends than by their girlfriends.

For the study, researchers surveyed 30 heterosexual men who were second-year college students. All of the men had been in a relationship before or were currently in a relationship. The authors found that every one of the participants reported having at least one "bromantic" friend.

During the study, the participants said when it came to personal information or discussing their feelings, they actually felt more comfortable sharing these details with their male friends rather than the woman they were dating. The men said they didn't fear being judged by their male friends but would be judged by their girlfriends.

While researchers suggest that the rise and acceptance of "bromances" is a good thing for men because everyone needs another person they feel comfortable confiding in, "bromances" could negatively affect their relationships with their female partners.

Since we all need balance in our life, it seems that a little time with your favorite guy and time with your favorite pal is key to a happy life. So bring on date night and boys night out.