Here at Badoo, we're all about helping you meet new people – and while we're delighted that some of you find romance on the site, we also know even more of you are making new friends. So, this Valentines Day we thought we'd shun gooey love-hearts and bunches of flowers and explore the importance of friendship. Specifically, we're loving the 'bromance' phenomenon!
We asked 2000 guys on either side of the Atlantic how important their male friends are. The results show that (just as we expected) they're very important – with nearly two thirds of US and UK men saying they've had a ‘bromance’ (a close platonic relationship with someone of the same sex). Guys in the US are the most comfortable with these special friendships with three quarters (70%) of them being part of bromances at one time or another, in comparison to almost two thirds of Brits (55%).
Inspired by characters in film and TV, the recent remakes of Sherlock Holmes have caused the Baker Street duo to top the list of favourite bromances of all time. But it’s not just recent movies that offer bromance inspiration – Butch Cassidy and the Sun Dance Kid took the second spot in the US and UK and other favourite bromances included a mixture of classic and more modern duos including; Joey and Chandler (Friends); Frodo and Sam (Lord of the Rings); Harry Potter and Ron Weasley (Harry Potter) and JD and Turk (Scrubs).
Nearly a third (28%) of the guys we spoke to admitted to having the most fun EVER with their bromance partner! So, if you're looking for fun and need someone to be the Ernie to your Bert, why not look on Badoo? There are more than 137 million other people all on there waiting to make friends with you…
Have a great St Valentine's Day, Badooers!