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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?

On 3/24/2015 Snowpuppy said:

I've had many platonic relationships with straight guys I've worked with over the years.

Only one I had well, yeah, he was hot, hot.....I'll admit it. My mind went there but nothing ever came of it. {#emotions_dlg.blushing}

And you had to remind me!! {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Brahahaha!
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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

Yes men and women can be friends. If there is a sechsual attraction on the part of one or the other, it could be problematic though.

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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

They used to claim it always leads to something else for one of the parties (either the man or the woman). Well I disagree.

Because I have a male friend for years who was a family friend. He is single but dating (never married). We remained friends all this time. Of course I don't see him now days because he moved but I used to see him as friends, and we still email and or talk on the phone at times.

Also my ex boss was my friend too, he went out with my husband and I many times (for dinner, lunches). We haven't been in touch lately because of the hours he works but we still send each other Christmas and birthday cards.

So my answer is yes women and men can be just friends.

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make~ The Beatles
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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

I think a lot depends on the circumstances.

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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

There is a book titled "Not Just Friends" about emotional relationships.

While I think it is possible to have a friend of the opposite $ex, I think most parties know when it has crossed the line from friendship -- but there is a tendency to ignore/deny it.

As someone who endured an "emotional affair" I would be very cautious about my spouse having someone who was just a "friend."

But, that's just been my experience.

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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

I have worked with many men ..and my co worker and I were just really good friends..nobody took it any farther ..there were no issues etc. I do think people can just be friends.

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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

yes, both men AND women can have FRIENDS of the opposite secks.

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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

No. Not if they are married, opposite s-x.

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Re: Can Men and Women only be Friends?

I have a few very good male friends - one is even my ex.

My husband is perfectly fine with it. Why wouldn't he be? I'm married to him because I want to be married to him. If I wanted someone else, I'd be with someone else.