simulation dating maker 2 - Friends first dating

The activities we choose at this time often become the centers of our social spheres.

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Prolonged loneliness can have serious consequences for cognition, emotion, behavior, and health—and may even speed up physiological aging.

It’s hard to say why guy’s aren’t great at making friends with other men.

Many guys are happy to maintain a few strong connections with men they’ve met in high school or college—and they don’t feel the need for much more socialization beyond that and their family.

I am good at making acquaintances with NEW guys that I meet. But on a weekend, I’d rather work in my yard all day and relax by the grill in the evening than hang with any “NEW” friend.

But the friendship I share with my OLD BUDS is significantly stronger.

So, it’s not that I’m not GOOD at making new friends, I just prefer not to.”–Bart, Distilled Man reader For some men, there’s a sense of starting to really know who they are as they get older—getting clearer about their values and the things they want (and don’t want) in life.

This translates into having less interest or tolerance for making friends with men who don’t share the same ideals.

But many other men feel a loss of connection as they get older—and the sense that having more close male friendships would be valuable. Some of the common themes that emerge are: One big barrier for these men seems to be the lack of practice with “chatting up” a guy.

Ironically, as we start our journey to becoming men, some of us become preoccupied by worries about not fully reaching some manly ideal.

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