When it comes to coworkers, friends and other non-family relationships, men are better at “making up” than women. Not only is this a trait among human males, but it’s also evident in male chimps as well. The researches of this article noticed this trait predominately in sports interactions with men exhibiting friendly behavior with their opponents more than women.
Lead author of this research, Prof Joyce Benenson, states, “A woman’s relationship with another woman is often gravely damaged if one woman achieves greater status than the other or somehow outdoes her. Men, by contrast, seem to better tolerate these kinds of ups and downs, which may be why men seem better than women at maintaining large same-sex social networks.”