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Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott J Apr 29, 2013. 41 Replies

 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

 

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Scott J replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"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…"
Apr 29, 2013
Michael D. Denny replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"Buy him a beer, make a joke about his sexuality and cook steaks together on the grill. Outdoors. "
Apr 26, 2013
Michael McCormick replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"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…"
Apr 23, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"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…"
Apr 23, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"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…"
Apr 23, 2013
Will replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"I expect xkcd has a good one by now on sudo science!"
Apr 22, 2013
Rachel Klingberg replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"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…"
Apr 22, 2013
Nathan DeParis replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"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…"
Apr 22, 2013
Max (Flannel Fiend) replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"PPFFTTT HAHAHAHAHAHA that was the most entertaining sudo-science I have ever read."
Apr 22, 2013
Carl Monster replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"I prefer Obama and Christie...man what a couple!"
Jan 28, 2013
Matt J K replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"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…"
Jan 28, 2013
Salmon replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"Do activities together. I think that's enough"
Jan 28, 2013
David F. replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"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…"
Jan 28, 2013
Benjamin Maxwell Rogers replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"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,…"
Jan 28, 2013
Austin Funk replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"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…"
Jan 25, 2013
Michael B. replied to Beau's discussion Men showing affection
"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…"
Jan 25, 2013

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