If you observe carefully, the relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Doctore Watson was very much a bromance. Love takes various shapes and one such shape is a bromance, in other words, an enduring and meaningful friendship. And as on today, society considers this bromance because it strengthens the true aspects of friendship that is love, caring and solidarity between men. Romance with girls gets sidetracked due to this bromance brimming profoundly among males, which they are very content with, as a study reveals.
The usual romance scene with girls is considered by many as the beginning and the ending of all human relationships. It is taken for granted as the most and only vital relationship for survival. But a study printed in the Men and Masculinities reveals that a section of men finds more content via bromance.
Today, men get content out of bromance with other male friends than they get through romance with girls. Male intimate friendships have begun to become more acceptable socially, in the past few years.
And this conversion is a warning signal to dating or married couples because this will slowly lead to a weaker bonding. However, this may gradually diminish the prospect of romance with girls ever taking place.
Bromance concept is existing for years, take the case of George Washington, who wrote other men charming letters and on the other hand, Abraham Lincoln for many years shared a bed with his male friend.
The study reveals, during the middle of the 20th century, this bromance stuff of male friendship began to be labeled as ‘taboo.’ And it was all due to an escalation in homophobic ideas and transforming values or ethics on what masculinity stands for.
Today, once again bromance has become acceptable and no more a spicy sensitive issue. The credit goes to celebrities, that too even high-profile like Obama and Biden, including the movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
A test was conducted on 30 heterosexual men, who were in this sort of a relationship before or presently to find out as to how popular is this bromance thing. Since all were alike and pretty straight, everyone admitted to being in a relationship with that one friend in their life.
The study also reveals that such relationships had no boundaries and sleeping in the same bed, cuddling, sharing secrets, expressing love for each other was a normal and central part of bromance.
Men who love to listen to Taylor Swift or Beyonce, need to keep it hush-hush from the girl they romance because the girls don’t find this manly enough. But with their male friends, they are least judged, making them feel content.
Normally communication in the social circle, gender plays a very pivotal role, where they are categorized, as to what is good for women and what is better for men. Debating and opposing, as to which is better, gives no content mentally, emotionally, and socially.
There are three pertinent points, as this study reveals, which is s3xual desirability, emotional attachment, and good character. Well, bromance people are content with the last two, but in romance, content comes when all three is involved.
Last, but not least, the study reveals, that a romance is usually temporary, but a bromance can last for a lifetime.