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a href=”http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/living/2004328748_bromance07.html”Here is an interesting article /a in the emSeattle Times /em about guys forming deeper bonds due to the delay in marriage (Hat Tip: a href=”http://www.instapundit.com/”Instapundit/a):br /br /blockquoteIn a 2007 episode of NBC’s hospital-based comedy “Scrubs,” the show’s two main characters, J.D. and Turk, break into a musical duet proclaiming their mutual affection. “Guy love. That’s all it is,” the song goes. “Guy love, he’s mine, I’m his. There’s nothing gay about it in our eyes.”br /br /Turk and J.D. are two straight male doctors who are, without a doubt, in a bromance, a relationship defined as “the complicated love and affection shared by two straight males,” according to urbandictionary.com….br /br /Experts say the prevalence of these friendships can in part be explained by the delay in major life milestones. Fifty years ago, a man could graduate from college, get a job and get married all within a couple of months. But today’s men are drifting, as opposed to jumping, into the traditional notion of adulthood.br /br /”The transition to adulthood is now taking about a decade longer than it used to,” said Michael Kimmel, a sociology professor at Stony Brook University in New York whose upcoming book is called “Guy Land: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men.” One set of men Kimmel interviewed for the book were fraternity brothers at Dartmouth College. Following graduation, seven of them squeezed into a two-bedroom apartment in Boston./blockquotebr /No mention of a marriage strike as the reason for this, just that men are delaying adulthood, whatever that means. Oh well, it’s nice to have friends along the way.