Male bonding: The public schoolboy

7th August 2010

If ex public schoolboys are “the most screwed-up socioethnic sub-group”, it’s no wonder we struggle to find male friends.

I wish I’d married a man,” a friend said to me. He sighed: “There’d still be no sex but there’d be more conversation.” I’d been up very early and I’d texted him saying “Let’s talk”, because there was business to be done: a sailing weekend to plan, a catch-up on our family dramas, some advice I needed on some work. And here we were, an hour into that chat and still with half-a-dozen enticing alleys to wander down. We had to stop: there were children stirring, cups of tea to take to wives in bed.

Read on at Times Online

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