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Can Men and Women only be Friends?

Or is there always something extra going on? This was a inspired by a comment I saw a few months back left under a Youtube video. The woman said she doesn't believe that men and women can be JUST friends. Of course this is assuming they are heterosexual. I've had many gay male friends but when it comes to straight males , well for me they have either been acquaintances or relationship type material. What is your experience?

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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

I have a lots of women friends.
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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

Of course men and women can be just friends.

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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

I have many male friends. I think people over-emphasize the attraction thing with men only wanting to be friends with a woman for one thing. We are all part of the human race and I treasure my male friends. I already have a husband and I'm not looking for another one.

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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

They can be just friends, and I think with younger folks it is even more common. IMO that's a good thing. :0)
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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

I have male friends. Don't think my husband would approve of my having lovers, and my friends don't appeal to me in an intimate way.

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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

When I was military most of my friends were male and tried to be professional.

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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

As an adult, I've always had male friends. One of my best friends, like a brother to me, is 10 years older than I am. I introduced him to my BF and they married not long after, had two children and a wonderful marriage until she died. He has moved to be near his daughter, but he and I are still like family.

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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

I made many male friends over the years through my work, and feel it is possible for men and women to just be friends.
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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

Absolutely.