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18th May '16 2:10:04 PM nombretomado
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* One season 1 ''{{CSI NY}}'' ep has the group questioning someone at a 'cuddle party'. Danny makes it clear that he does not cuddle. (although it's quite likely that's changed by now, between Lindsay and Lucy lol)

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* One season 1 ''{{CSI NY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' ep has the group questioning someone at a 'cuddle party'. Danny makes it clear that he does not cuddle. (although it's quite likely that's changed by now, between Lindsay and Lucy lol)
3rd Apr '16 10:45:12 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Friends}}'' also averted this with Chandler and Joey who were very close, ''did'' talk about their feelings and often engaged in hugging. Chandler even lampshades this trope, joking "Do you think we do this too much?" but they rarely let it bother them.

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* ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' also averted this with Chandler and Joey who were very close, ''did'' talk about their feelings and often engaged in hugging. Chandler even lampshades this trope, joking "Do you think we do this too much?" but they rarely let it bother them.



* In ''That70sShow'', Red and Hyde both hate to express any kind of affection. Hyde actually denies even having feelings.
* Ray in ''EverybodyLovesRaymond.'' In one episode he seems ''incapable'' of understanding his wife's need for affection, almost convinced she does it [[ItsAllAboutMe just to annoy him.]] He even states that [[NoTrueScotsman no man]] enjoys cuddling, they only put up with it to [[AllMenArePerverts get sex.]]
* In ''TheOffice'', Jim [[spoiler: post marriage to Pam]] gets mocked by Dwight for openly showing affection.

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* In ''That70sShow'', ''Series/That70sShow'', Red and Hyde both hate to express any kind of affection. Hyde actually denies even having feelings.
* Ray in ''EverybodyLovesRaymond.''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond.'' In one episode he seems ''incapable'' of understanding his wife's need for affection, almost convinced she does it [[ItsAllAboutMe just to annoy him.]] He even states that [[NoTrueScotsman no man]] enjoys cuddling, they only put up with it to [[AllMenArePerverts get sex.]]
* In ''TheOffice'', ''Series/TheOfficeUS'':
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Jim [[spoiler: post marriage to Pam]] gets mocked by Dwight for openly showing affection.



* Addressed more than once on ''HomeImprovement'', as it tackles a lot of "man stuff".

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* Addressed more than once on ''HomeImprovement'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', as it tackles a lot of "man stuff".
19th Mar '16 4:22:17 AM Hossmeister
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5th Mar '16 7:58:51 AM ironballs16
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* This was mockingly invoked by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and [[WebVideo/FamiliarFaces CR]] when they examined [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Baby Doll]], and see her VillainousBSOD at the end of the episode, bringing them both to the verge of tears... before brushing it off as [[BlatantLies making them want to lift weights]].
16th Jan '16 11:58:06 PM Chabal2
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* A repeated gag in the works of Creator/DaveBarry. Just as men cannot comprehend why women would buy entirely useless gifts for people they met maybe once, so women will never understand that men do not need to talk at length about their feelings even among friends ([[WomenAreWiser since they function at a more basic level]]).
13th Jan '16 5:46:30 AM REV6Pilot
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Also, don't expect teenage boys to be sensitive even with their own fathers. After a rare personal talk, no matter how short, always expect an awkward silence followed by a throat clearing, and a quick mumble of "I gotta go" or "that was a good talk, son". You can also expect lots of nervous hand shakes, but never a hug, [[ManHug at least not any longer than three seconds]]. This is a ''huge'' DoubleStandard, as it implies that men who show affection are weak, but it is normal for women to be affectionate.

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Also, don't expect teenage boys to be sensitive even with their own fathers. After a rare personal talk, no matter how short, always expect an awkward silence followed by a throat clearing, and a quick mumble of "I gotta go" or "that was a good talk, son". You can also expect lots of nervous hand shakes, but never a hug, [[ManHug at least not any longer than three seconds]]. This is a ''huge'' DoubleStandard, as it implies that men who show affection are weak, but it is normal for women to be affectionate.\n


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This is a ''huge'' DoubleStandard, as it implies that men who show affection are weak, but it is normal for women to be affectionate.
21st Dec '15 11:52:16 AM eroock
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-->--'''Cotton Hill'''[[hottip:*:to ''his son'' Hank]], ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''

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-->--'''Cotton -->-- '''Cotton Hill'''[[hottip:*:to ''his son'' Hank]], ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''
6th Dec '15 8:40:13 PM N1KF
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See also ManHug, AccidentalHug, MenDontCry, RatedMForManly, AllTheGoodMenAreGay, HoYay. Contrast {{Asexuality}}.

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See also ManHug, AccidentalHug, MenDontCry, RatedMForManly, AllTheGoodMenAreGay, HoYay. Contrast {{Asexuality}}.
HoYay.
5th Nov '15 5:31:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''RanmaOneHalf'': Played straight with Ranma and his father, Genma. They never hug or tell each other that they care; they very rarely have personal talks. The thought of getting parental affection from his dad is so weird to Ranma that Genma once used an attack against him that consisted only of an overly affectionate hug, which totally freaked him out. Growing up with the Real Men Hate Affection mindset could explain why he [[HatesBeingTouched doesn't really like being touched]] and seems to only have love/hate relationships with the people he's closest to. (i.e. [[ThreeAmigos Ryoga, Akane,]] etc.)

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* ''RanmaOneHalf'': ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Played straight with Ranma and his father, Genma. They never hug or tell each other that they care; they very rarely have personal talks. The thought of getting parental affection from his dad is so weird to Ranma that Genma once used an attack against him that consisted only of an overly affectionate hug, which totally freaked him out. Growing up with the Real Men Hate Affection mindset could explain why he [[HatesBeingTouched doesn't really like being touched]] and seems to only have love/hate relationships with the people he's closest to. (i.e. [[ThreeAmigos Ryoga, Akane,]] etc.)
4th Nov '15 4:57:08 PM Koolkev
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/BusterWildeWeerwolf'' when [[http://www.furnation.com/BusterWilde/comics/buster022.gif Hector is slightly disgusted]] by Buster and Gordon's over-the-top reconcilation after Gordon slapped Buster.
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