Many terms have been used to define a relationship between two men such as male bonding, bromance, human bonding, and man date, just to name a few. Male bonding is a term that is used in ethology, social science, and in general usage to describe patterns of friendship and/or cooperation in men (or, in the case of ethology, males of various species). The exact meaning of the term differs across contexts.
In the context of human relationships, male bonding is used to describe friendship between men, or the way in which men befriend each other. The expression is sometimes used synonymously with the word camaraderie . Friendships among men are often primarily based on shared activities, instead of emotional sharing (which is common of women's friendships). This can include playing video games, musical instruments,sporting activities, fishing, hunting, camping, gambling, social drinking, or working with tools. The first widely-noticed use of the term was in Men in Groups by anthropologist Lionel Tiger.
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