2 thoughts on “I read this and instantly grieved for all the friendships that had faded away decades ago for no discernible reason.

  1. This article helped me gain some insight and sympathy for people I’ve always dubbed as “guys.” As a man I’ve not let go of relationships. I pursue “less productive” activities. I don’t follow the expectations of being a “guy.” I assume it may be a factor of geek culture. But I’ve always looked at “guys” and the women who reinforce those expectations with disdain without considering just how hard it may be to buck those norms.

  2. < ![CDATA[This article helped me gain some insight and sympathy for people I've always dubbed as "guys." As a man I've not let go of relationships. I pursue "less productive" activities. I don't follow the expectations of being a "guy." I assume it may be a factor of geek culture. But I've always looked at "guys" and the women who reinforce those expectations with disdain without considering just how hard it may be to buck those norms.]]>