It is said that young men of this generation get more emotional satisfaction with bromances, or heterosexual friendship with other males, than they do out of romantic relationships.
According to a new study, intimate male friendships have been more acceptable in the recent years. As it is a good thing, the authors also cautioned that it could also lead to weaker bonds when it comes to dating and marriage.
Bromance isn’t new.
It is known that George Washington wrote letters to other men and Abraham Lincoln shared a bed with a male friend for several years. Close male companionship became taboo in the latter part of the 20th century. The University of Winchester, England said that it was due to the rise in homophobic sentiments and the change of the ideal masculinity.
To find out how much bromances mattered, the researchers surveyed 30 heterosexual men whom had been in relationships before, or were in one at that time.
It was found out that all of them have at least one male close friend, whom they engaged in behaviors which cross “no boundaries”. Some of these activities include sharing secrets, expressing love, or sleeping in the same bed.
29 out of the 30 men said that they have cuddled wit their bromantic partner.
Overall, the respondents said that they feel less judged by their male friends than by their girlfriends. They also said that it was easier to overcome conflicts and share emotions with their guy friends.
Mark Bautista is publishing his own book and people are already forming speculations about the “shocking revelation” written in one chapter of his autobiography.
The book entitled “Beyond the Mark” is due to be released on Valentine’s day, where the singer is said to reveal an ‘all-out’ exclusive on some part of his life that has been kept secret for long from the public.
In the “Friendshift” chapter of the book, Mark tells the story of his alleged “affair” with another local actor who had a girlfriend back then. Although Mark did not drop any names, the media and netizens have been forming speculations on who the singer is referring to.
Mark admits having a “bromance” with the local actor despite avoiding the temptation of seeing each other.
Accordingly, Mark tells the story of how he got “intimate” with the said actor one drunken night after seeing each other in a bar.
According to an online article, Mark shared in his book that after the actor’s girlfriend left, they then got drunk and he ended up going home with him and spent the night in the actor’s house where they reportedly became “intimate.”
Admittedly, Mark shared that the actor’s girlfriend found out and got so angry that it had started a “huge drama between the three and it became a spectacle.”
Although again, Mark did not mention any names, in an article published by Philstar, the alleged “bromance” between Mark and the other actor is circulating in the media right now and it looks like all fingers are pointing on actor, Piolo Pascual. The speculations are revolving around the actor and his then-girlfriend, KC Concepcion.
The issue surrounding the controversial break-up of model/actress, KC Concepcion and actor, Piolo Pascual is being dragged right now in social media following the confession that Mark shared in his autobiography. A lot of people have been linking the name of the two stars in Mark’s “bromance/ intimate encounter” story.
Although there is still no statements coming from either party regarding the allegations, netizens have come abuzz with the performer’s upcoming book which contains stories of his life’s journey including his love life. The book serves as his way of being true to himself and sharing his stories to the world.
The performer’s autobiography will probably make readers fall off their chairs because of some much-awaited revelations surrounding the performer. The book is set to hit the stands on February 14, 2018.
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Pre-nuptial photos have become an essential part of weddings. It is now an important part of wedding photography that has also become a billion dollar industry in the U.S. Pre-nuptial photos usually feature the bride and the groom in romantic pre-wedding photos. However, a couple wanted to do something entirely different for their pre-nuptial photo shoot. So, instead of the bride and groom, posing for the pre-nuptial, photos, it was the groom and the best man who posed in front of the camera.
John Taylor , the groom wanted to have a funny photo shoot with Andy Pemberton his best man. This was included in his wedding photo shoot for their September 2015 wedding. John discussed his plans with his fiancée Lisa and Katie Byram, the wedding photographer. The photos showed an entirely different kind of relationship: one that is between a groom and his best friend.
The photo shoot started with the groom and his best man spooning in bed. It was totally hilarious, but it was something unique that it has been featured in several news and media websites.
Here are some of their “bromance” photos:
It’s alright. We’re in this together.
Such a nice feeling, relaxing together.
Watching television in our bath tubs
What is that you’re reading? What is it about?
Peeping as one
The groom and the best man, Mr. & Mr.
Scratch my butt please.
The true bride and groom
Marrying the man of her life meant having the best man as her bestfriend too.
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Scientists have found that bromances such as that of Chandler and Joey’s of Friends may actually boost men’s health.
According to a study carried out by scientists at Stanford University, male friendships increase the level of oxytocin in the brain. This hormone helps them cope with stress and live longer and healthier lives.
The study led by Dr. Elizabeth Kirby revealed that male friendship affects one’s health like romantic relationships do. Social interactions, which help people socialize and bond more, increase the amount of oxytocin. The increase in the hormone boost people’s resilience when they are stressed, allowing them to live longer, healthier lives.
In the study, male rats housed in the same cage were observed. The scientists found that male rats become more social and cooperative when exposed to mild stress compared when they were in a stress-free environment. After experiencing mild stress, the rats experienced increased levels of oxytocin as they touched and huddled more.
Dr. Kirby explained, “Having friends is not un-masculine. These rats are using their rat friendships to recover from what would otherwise be a negative experience.”
She added, “If rats can do it, men can do it. And they definitely are, they just don’t get as much credit in the research for that.”
Interestingly, humans also tend to come together after non-life threatening events.
However, it was also found that male rat cage mates become antisocial and withdrawn after experiencing severe, potentially life-threatening stress. Rats became more aggressive and often sat alone in the corner after experiencing such situations.