Have you ever noticed that you usually see a group of girls in SL hanging out together, but it's terribly rare to see guys do the same? Well, straight guys, anyway. :) Not that they're not out there, these good guy friends. The ones who IM each other to say "sup dude" and go out together to explore places or shoot each other. The ones who go chill at clubs and hey, maybe they even go check out new stores together because one of them FINALLY found a store that sells decent male hair. I know they're out there.
But mostly, my male friends just outright dislike other men in SL. They don't like their attitudes, they think they're smarter than the other guy, they don't like their avatars, they don't like that other girls like them, blah blah whiny-man-cakes.
I have to wonder why this is. When I ask my male friends who is on their friends lists, it's usually 99% female and a couple of men thrown in there. Are guys just not able to BE friends in SL? Do they only have female friends because it makes them feel like "men" to have a collection of women? Is it something else? And you have to realize that it makes it extremely hard on your significant other if all your friends are female. Even if we're not jealous, we do wonder. Flip it around. If you were dating a girl and every single one of her friends was a male...well, it would bug you too, wouldn't it?
Personally, I think there's something wrong if a man doesn't have at least one male friend in SL. Just someone to chat with and talk about sports or computers or chicks or wherever their interests may lie. I'm not asking to see bromances all over, but just have someone you can talk to. I know my life would be so terrible without my girlfriends. Is it just not the same for men?
Just something to ponder for today. :)