Yes, I have male friends and, yes, men and women can be just friends. My partner is aware that I keep in touch with them and has no problem with that. I've never hidden the fact from him (what on earth would there be to hide???) and he knows them it's a pretty normal situation.
I never really understood people who say that men and women can't be friends because sooner or later someone will want sex ... I don't think of my friends that way. I'd no more think of them sexually as I'd think of my brother sexually, i.e. NEVER. They're friends
There's nothing inherently dirty about sex, but if you try real hard and use your imagination you can overcome that.
My thought is that men and women can be friends, but it is inevitably different than same sex friendships. Men and women have some different experiences in this world (whether because of biology or socialization). Sometimes these differences are frustrating and at other times they can be enlightening (or provide balance).
Oh absolutely! I have had female friends with whom i have had great relationships. I have never kept secrets from any of my ladies. I like the openess. If we can't get along with the opposite sex, how do we get along?
Nice picture, Chrissy! You have a beautiful smile.
Yes, I have a friend of the opposite sex. DH has met him and his family and even jokingly calls him my boyfriend. We've had lunch together a few times and I alway tell DH. We occasionally e-mail, usually about work or people we have in common. He even came to one of DH's band's gigs.
He is someone that if we were both single, I wouldn't mind dating but since neither of us is single, I don't think of him "that way."
Yes!!!!! Men and Women can be just friends BUT it takes a special kind of man. Men are wired differently then women are. Most men see a woman as a woman. They are wired to mate and I believe its difficult for(SOME) men to see past that. Women can have male friends and they see them as just one of her pals.
Ive had some bad experiences which hurt me. I was so naive. Had many male friends at work and I thought they saw me as only a friend. Later I found out differently.
I did have ONE male friend who I trusted completely. He became my very best friend. We did everything together. We were inseparable. He was a great friend.
So girls, if you find that perfect guy friend, hold on to him because he will be one of the best friends you have ever had.
As long as the opposite sex person is not single and the mate is good friends with the other spouse otherwise you're opening up a problem to start to happen. Why do men and women get together, it's the sex thing, there is an attraction. Every male friend I had wanted to bed me down. I'm sorry but if you're friends with the opposite sex someone wants more or they would be hanging around with the same sex.
I have a female friend....a long distance friend i Houston. I live in Maryland. I get and receive emails and occasionally call and receive calls.....maybe less than once a month. We have been friends since her daughter was a tike. Now she is in grad school.My girlfriend has a jealous streak.She does not handle any idea of me and another female in any form.There has never been anything more than calls for advice or crisis management ....sharing info or joy or sorrow.The point is,my girlfriend doesn't know of the contact. It is only because I know how she would react.I limit the calls to ten minutes...except when her mother died.I see no harm. We are very good friends. If my girlfriend showed a more mature attitude ,I would have no problem sharing everything.
Yes...for the most part men and women can be friends....unless the friendship turns out like this one did...I had a male friend who...I know for a fact was in love with me but knew better than to ever say anything or approach the subject with me because he knew that it would be the end of the friendship...so instead of not having me at all, he settled for the close friendship we had...notice I keep saying had...every time I was in a relationship, he would sabotage it...he would tell that the guy was no good and that he was a user...that he would talk bad about me and really didn't love me...stuff like that...so I decided it was time to end the "friendship"...I don't need people like that in my life.
We live in a world of openness! Why would anyone want to prevent their partners from having friend of the opposite sex regardless of their marital status? As long as my partner wants to be with me at the end of the day unless she is out of town. We must trust each other no matter what the occurrence, and then there is no question where their loyalty lies. As we get older, that entire teenage BS disappears. Phig
Mature and true friends of the opposite sex is a great way to test your feeling or get a second opinion, for sometimes we need just that special and honest friend of the opposite sex to keep us on the right track.
My best friend of 26 years is as close as a sister, she helped me through a divorce and is still there in my new marriage to someone else.
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