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Can men and women truly be friends?

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This question again? The answer is ultimately no because they emotional closeness necessary for a quality romantic relationship tends to foreclose having this same level of close emotional intimacy with another member of the opposite sex. The two compete with each other and if people are serious about the romantic relationship turn the romantic relationship wins...

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Female here.. My best friend of 35 years is male. We've never even thought about being intimate. We've vacation together, gotten drunk together, slept in the same bed, went through 3 marriages (him), worked in the same office, etc. He knows all my dirty secrets and I trust him completely. I would not be where I am without him.

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If one party is really ugly. Yes they can

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I think of both people have more attractive spouses is also key lol

Yes, this is not the 1980s. Also, I’m assuming you mean straight men and women?

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Yes

Yup

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Yeah. One of my closest friends is male. We have a brotherly/sisterly relationship. We talk like everyday.

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2nded. I’ve got a friend whose an extremely attractive woman and I would like to think I’m above average.. we’re both married, both extremely happy in our relationships and see excited as brother / sister and vent to each other and everything…. It’s great. Get the women’s view before I do something stupid for my wife lol.

Also even if we were both single nothing would happen. I know her too well to want anything more than friendship from her lol

Yes, 100%. Some of my closest/oldest friends are guys. We've never made passes at each other, we're just great friends.

I feel sorry for folks missing out on this dimension of life. 😔

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Yes. If you’re unable to have platonic relationships with the gender you’re sexually attracted to, (respectfully) I’d work through some things in therapy

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EY2 what?? Your saying you literally want to jump everything that’s not super ugly?…. And you think that people not like you are the ones that need help??…

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Yes

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In very rare occasions

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I personally can't unless the woman is very unattractive to me. Otherwise there's always sexual tension and the temptation to go beyond friendship. According to another poster above I might need therapy 🤣

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If you resist that feeling long enough you get to know them to a level that you wouldn’t want to be with them because you know you couldn’t ever live with them lol

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In Facebook? Most definitely. I have many.

Check my Facebook friends list if you don’t believe me

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Yes. Of course.

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Here’s what we should do. You ask women, if your male BFF was suddenly single, would you want to sleep with him? (Hypothesis: no).

You ask men, if your female BFF was suddenly single, would you want to sleep with her? (Hypothesis: yes).

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I think men have a harder time being friends with women. Most, if not all of my close guy friends either confessed their feelings to me at some point or there is sexual tension between us for those who haven’t. Except in very rare instances where the two grew up together like brother and sister, I believe it’s difficult for a man and a woman to be real, close friends.

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Obviously.

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I once thought so. I now believe that a man can have female "acquaintances", but friendship always masks an underlying infatuation

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I’ve very rarely seen a guy and a gal be friends forever cuz you know feelings

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I’m pretty sure Harry Burns answered this question back in 1989

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Sure. My best friend is a girl. I’m a guy. We’re both straight.

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Definitely. My best friend of 15+ years is male and there's never been any weirdness. Most of my other friends are male, as well.

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