Do Men Have a Friendship Problem?

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New research out of the United Kingdom finds that 2.5 million British men say they have no close friends that they could turn to in a crisis. The study, sponsored by the Movember Foundation, found the lack of friendship particularly striking among married men. The findings also suggest that men prefer to hang out in groups, but that those opportunities diminish as males age We'll look at whether a lack of close companions among men is cause for concern and how men can get in the habit of forming new friendships.


Niobe Way, professor of applied psychology, New York University; Author of "Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connecting"

Geoffrey Greif, professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work; author of "Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships"

Brian O'Connor, director of public education campaigns & programs, Futures Without Violence