I have a question as to how grown straight men show affection for each other. I'm 25 Years old, and I grew up in a very lonely household. I had no brothers, and my dad was always very cold. I was…Continue
"One of the aspects with showing affection to a male friend is the issue of touch. Whether to, or not. To hug, or not. The American culture, in particular, has trained men to have "their personal space." For many -- violate that, and you…"
"I don't think there is anything wrong with telling your friend you love him. I don't have a lot of friends, really only 3 and one of them is my brother. I have hugged my male friends and told one of them i loved him like a brother, was not…"
"One more about my uncle. . .
About a week or two before the bad news came down. . .
He called me and was looking for something. . . plans for a pipe welding job that he drew up a year or two before. I couldn't remember where they were at off…"
"Manly (straight) display of affection = one upmanship. A good ribbing. Light joking at a character flaw. My uncle (that I lost in December) used to give me shit about drinking watermelon gatorade.
My Uncle: "That pink shit you're drinking…"
"I am a woman and perhaps not the best-qualified to comment on this - sorry for barging in! We just say "best friends" "close friends" or "BFFs" but for some reason, the same relationship between men is called a…"
"As an only child I always had to relate to the guys around me with a lack of knowledge. Turns out I don't really have a problem doing that. I think a major thing to remember is to listen. Humans in general give off behavioral cues which I think…"
"LOL @ Shane.
Dude, your feelings are totally normal. You've got a man crush (read: non-sexual feelings of admiration) on your friend. Have you ever read Brett's article on the history of man friendships? To answer your…"
"Real men don't mind solid hugs when they have not seen each other in a while if they are chosen family. Give him a good handshake and pull him in for a hug if it appropriate. Other then that, I think the red scare removed…"
"As many have already said you have expressed to us exactly what you want to say.
So my advise would be always maintain your integrity, as this what defines us as men. If you want to show him this affection and you feel it is the right thing to do,…"
"Yea man, listen to your oneness. YOU know what you want to communicate to him, the only thing standing in your way is, ironically, YOU! Based on MY life experience, I suggest you stop thinking about it. Just let it take shape in…"
"Tell him exactly as written here, then sucker-punch him in the nuts. It will deflate the awkwardness and replace it with a growing urge to pummel you.
Drunken confessions are always good, too.
Just don't mention how the water…"
"You've already "broken the ice" with her by being the "charming customer" I do the same thing when I see a good looking woman at her place of work. A barista at the coffee bar or even a bartender (even though that's a…"
"As for the blind, unquestioning, unblinking loyalty of followers, I would suggest following Rand with L. Ron Hubbard.
Because, why not model your approach to life after works of complete fiction in a cult-like fashion?
"Is she back into you? You ought to be able to answer that for yourself. She's clearly being flirty on purpose and wants another go. How old is this girl?
My take on this, she's either young or emotionally immature and doesn't…"
I am not a vegan, but for the next 44 days I will be on a vegan diet.I am an Orthodox Christian, and during Lent we do not eat any meat or dairy products. I have been doing this fast for years and have never had issues with the diet, however I recently started lifting. I am only 5 days into fasting, and notice that my strength is greatly decreased. Tonight I tried benching, and had to drop 30lbs off from my last workout, and didn't even have the energy to do most of my workout routine after…See More
"Plain and simple, confidence is key. Very few women are attracted the men who lack confidence.
You're saying in a round a bout way that you weren't confident before. If you weren't showing that woman confidence, how is she to sense…"
Not to the exclusion of the group Christian Men (but rather, as a more specific subset of the men in that grou0), this group seeks to encourage fellowship among those men who believe and worship in the Orthodox Christian Tradition.
I try to run at least 3 times a week, and I know it will pick up once the weather gets nicer and I don't have to drive to the gym to get my runs in.Anyway, the problem is that I used to knock out long runs like it was nothing. Now I'm lucky if I get 20 miles out a week. The winter never really slowed me down this much before, but this past December here in Chicago was a nightmare and I hardly ran. My mind wants to keep going but the body won't let me.Any advice for busting a slump? I can't…See More