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One’s a Conservative, One’s a Liberal. Here’s Their Secret to Friendship.

Even though the Republican-Democrat chasm seems wider than ever, two men in Minnesota built a bridge across

The Mighty Fellowship of Tennis Partners

Advantage-everybody: Two men of different generations explain why court friends are forever

Why Don’t Men Give Each Other Birthday Gifts?

The simple art of gift-giving is lost between adult men. We can do better.

Do Friendship Apps Work? One Man Swiped to Find Out.

Our correspondent created accounts on Bumble For Friends and Timeleft to see if real pals can be found through the types of platforms previously focused on dating

Three Words Straight Guys Still Can’t Say to Each Other

When a stranger confronted him about saying “I love you” to a friend, Joe Kanzangu was caught off guard. So he asked his friends: Are we the odd ones out?

The Sabai Sleeper Sofa Is a Power-Nap Powerhouse

The NYC-based furniture company makes a comfy, REM-ready couch

What If Your Best Friends Are Podcasters You’ve Never Met?

There are pros and cons to one of the most common parasocial relationships

Good Luck Deciphering the “Very Mixed Messages” of Masculinity

Should you be an alpha male or a feminist? Hyper-masculine or gender agnostic? Men’s relationships — with friends, family, society — are being upended by a cultural tug of war.

How to Overcome the Current "Epidemic of Loneliness"

American men are in the midst of a friendship crisis, so we're turning our attention to these all-important platonic relationships

After Failing to Make Friends, He Created a Real-Life “Cheers”

Sports, wings and beer can actually lead to deep relationships, as Chez Chesak discovered when he moved to Cincinnati

The Solar Eclipse in Sheep Meadow

One writer's notes on experiencing the phenomenon from Central Park

We’re Men. Of Course We Don’t Look Each Other in the Eye.

Sitting at the bar, watching the game, driving up the fairway. What can we learn from the male preference for side-by-side interaction?

Friendship Advice From My Dad and His Best Pal of 50 Years

What's the secret to long-lasting friendship?

Can Different Generations Truly Be Friends?

On social media, age groups have been condensed into antagonistic memes. Here’s how one Gen Zer and Gen Xer are bridging a widening generation gap.

How to Recover a Friendship You Lost

Trust, intimacy and olive branches are all crucial, according to relationship experts. So is recognizing that your pickleball partner may not be on the same level as your college roommate.

The Male Friendship Equation: Meeting a Loneliness Crisis Head-On

Americans are increasingly isolated, especially men. This month, instead of despairing, we’re exploring the state of male friendship, warts and all.