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Greif Quoted Extensively in GQ Story: The Men Who Have Mostly Female Friends


Professor Geoff Greif is quoted in a new GQ Online story that examines "The Men Who Have Mostly Female Friends."

In his 2008 book Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships, Geoffrey Greif, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, wrote that 65 percent of women and 75 percent of men reported having nonsexual friendships with the opposite gender. (He attributed the reported discrepancy to the subjectivity of relationships, and concluded that an equal percentage of men and women have platonic friendships. I attribute the difference to typical male hubris.) Greif says that the number of men in platonic friendships with women has likely increased since he published Buddy System.

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