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…"
"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…"
"There's loads to figure out. People like you, however, stopped being a part of the process about this very real and very affecting science around... 1950.
You seem to think that her* genitalia will somehow affect, what, exactly? That sex might…"
"There's nothing to figure out.
Boys have penises. Girls have vaginas.
You do not send teenage boys into the private areas of teenage girls.
I would offer personal violence to the teenage boy attempting to join my teenage daughter in the…"
"Management isn't interested in handling the problem. This coworker is a problem, there was another person before me and when I leave I even think I know the coworker who will be next on the list. This is why I have chosen to leave. Other…"
"I guess there are several reasons why the insults get to me. First, I am a very kind person and people have respected me for that so I am not overly use to be insulting in public. The insults are often aimed as who I think I am as a person- a rule…"
"Are you comparing getting molested by a squirrel every day on the way to work with having a coworker throwing insults at you everyday?
This is something that just doesnt have to stand in a normal work enviroment. If someone of your staff comes to…"
"HaHaHa, the squirrel visualization is hilarious. I have already had first a heart to heart and then the telling of enough. Still doesn't stop and I don't feel confident in my own social prowess to insult my coworker back. Yes, the insults…"