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Buddy SystemUnderstanding Male Friendships$
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Geoffrey Greif

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.001.0001

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So, How Do Friendships Actually Work?

So, How Do Friendships Actually Work?

(p.64) 3 So, How Do Friendships Actually Work?
Buddy System

Geoffrey L. Greif

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines how friendships operate and are maintained. Men were asked how they were helped by their friends. Being supported, being listened to, receiving advice, and providing companionship were the four most frequently mentioned methods. Men were asked what they did with their friends, and sports, mentioned by 80% of the respondents, was the most common activity. Communicating was second. Finally, men were asked how they made friends with other guys. Finding commonalities, making friends through work, and reaching out and being friendly were the most common approaches. How men lose friends is also discussed.

Keywords:   friendships, advice, companionship, friends, sports, commonalities, work

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