I Believe A Guy And A Girl Can Be Just Friends

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    I have WAAAYYYY more male friends

    than I do female friends. I have no idea why! lol but just being friends is completely possible. A couple have had feelings for me, but that's it. my boyfriend was pretty skeptical about them and I think he still is.. but little does he know, they really like him (they haven't...
    imlykrawr imlykrawr
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    Since EP is shutting down many of us will be

    left out in the cold. So, I'd like to invite you, no matter who you are to feel completely free to message me for my contact info!
    PetitTrianon PetitTrianon
    18-21, M
    Mar 24, 2016

    it has always been easier

    for me to make guy friends. I try to make friends with girls but it always fizzles.
    tattooedgirl77 tattooedgirl77
    36-40, F
    Mar 21, 2016

    the work place is best,

    you can build good relationships by working and sharing breaks,
    Bluesky52 Bluesky52
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 12, 2016

    I happen to know a lot of people

    who have best friends of the opposite sex. I think so long, as you say, it's all clear and their's no ambiguity there shouldn't be a problem. In fact I know of people who have found it can prove more difficult for new partners of people who have an opposite gender best friend...
    Buoyantwaters Buoyantwaters
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Mar 12, 2016

    Text a girl "Hey beautiful"

    and trust me, you could make her whole day ;) ;)
    ItsOkey ItsOkey
    22-25, M
    Mar 19, 2016

    Since I was a tomboy I always got along better

    with guys. Things got a little more complicated when I got older and started liking some men in other ways. I think that a lot of guys hate being put in the "friend zone" but then I also have male friends who I've known forever and there never has been anything between us.
    MotorcycleKate MotorcycleKate
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 24, 2016

    I would like to believe

    that this is true, and I'm my heart I feel like it could be, but almost all of the friendships I have with women end up getting messy. One friend sent me a top less photo of her "tattoo", another hits on me at work, and an old coworker that I used to hang out with became very...
    MikeindropD MikeindropD
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2016

    Why do people assume

    that 2 guys or 2 girls are just friends, but a guy and a girl are automatically seen as dating? It can be the other way around too...just saying!
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    16-17, F
    13 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    Every girl deserves a guy best friend,

    one who understands her, listens to her when she's sad, doesn't judge her when she's rude, supports her in hard times, and most importantly who will never fall for her! Cause friendship might never continue when things go wrong! A best friend is better than any boyfriend. A...
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox
    22-25, F
    27 Responses Mar 4, 2015

    Sometimes I honestly hate talking to guy

    friends of mine and even sometimes laughing with them just because we're having fun. No matter what people will assume we like each other or it's one way. No. I cannot stress it enough, girls and guys can be friends without being lovers. Sometimes it may be that they're dating...
    geeeonuh geeeonuh
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2016

    Yes and it's called friendzone.

    .. *cries in the corner*
    Ihan14 Ihan14
    16-17, M
    8 Responses Dec 25, 2015

    Still putting hope out

    for that one friend who I don't want to lose. But seems he gets frustrated with me when I keep him at arms length, or cancel plans with him. He gets mad and ignores me. Idk what to do, I don't want to lose his friendship but I've made it clear in the past and now that I don't...
    marilynn94 marilynn94
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2016
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    12 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    of course they can!! anyone can be friends

    with anyone else they want to be friends with! people have control over who they do and don't want to get romantically or sexually involved with! to think that they just immediately wanna hop in the sack together is just plain silly!
    shadowgurl444 shadowgurl444
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    I always had more guy friends.

    ..than girl friends. I don't know if it was because I was the only girl in our family & I just seemed to relate to guys better. But my daughter is same way...all her closest friends guys. (and yes she is also the only girl in family). Hmm???
    meri1090 meri1090
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    Heteronormativity is

    so weird. As a bisexual I can say I've never had friends, all I see is prey.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses May 11, 2015

    I do believe it is true.

    However, I have a best friend I grew to have feelings for. I never say anything because I don't want to loose our friendship. Eventually one gives in. But not in all cases
    kayleenasworld kayleenasworld
    18-21, F
    Mar 16, 2016

    Me: We broke up. Male Friend: You okay?

    You need to talk? Shoulder to cry on? You want to come over? Go to dinner? Sleep with me finally?
    Angelcum Angelcum
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Feb 26, 2015

    This can be so frustrating sometimes.

    I don't know why people think there always has to be something between a girl and a guy. Anyone can be friends. It doesn't always involve love. Maybe they just get along really well and are there for each other don't assume things.
    giiannav giiannav
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 23, 2016

    Of course they can be just friends.

    I have a few friends who are females and it has been just friendship between us. My wife also has few guy friends and I don't mind that at all. Same as she is ok with me having female friends. For intimacy and sexual needs I have my wife. I don't understand why it has to be...
    Kayp2016 Kayp2016
    41-45, M
    Mar 22, 2016

    I do. I think everone can be friends,

    regardless of gender. But it really irks me when women start saying that they get along with guys a lot more because women "create too much drama". I've met some guys that acted like a freacking drama queen, and girls that were completly chill. Women don't create a lot drama...
    escapemyreality escapemyreality
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    Honestly, I've been in shock ever

    since I found this website and how so many think that you can't?? Or even if they do they talk about like it was some sort of rare unicorn magic friendship with sprinkles on top???? (or one of the worst, that girl who's with guys because "less drama" and she's "not like all...
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie
    22-25
    10 Responses May 31, 2015

    I totally believe this!

    My best friend of 13 years is a guy and I wouldn't change our friendship for the world. We get on like two peas in a pod and neither of us have fallen for the other and no neither of us is gay. We're happy with our friendship and living proof that guys and girls can be just...
    BarbiesAreFake BarbiesAreFake
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 8, 2016

    I don't so much believe it

    as know it for a fact. I've been friends with a girl for the last 5 years, nothing happening between us romantically. It's simple enough to pull off - think with your brain, not your crotch, and you'll begin to understand where I'm coming from
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    16-17, T
    Apr 20, 2016

    Friendship is important

    and gender or sex need not get in the way!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    One of my best friends is called Allan,

    he is 43 and I love him like another member of my family. Of course girls and guys can just be friends! It's strange to think otherwise.
    Amee7x Amee7x
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    You know what I hate?

    When a girl and a boy are just friends and everyone is like, "ooooo, your dating!" Then the two friends feel so awkward they just don't want to hang out anymore. It's a bad way for a friendship to end just because society is so relationship-centered. I've got tons of guy...
    EridianaAndErin EridianaAndErin
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2016

    Of course they can. My guy has all female

    friends and they are awesome. His friends are also my friends. So it all works out.
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Mar 8, 2016

    I relate better to guys then I do women.

    Women cause too much drama . I have lots of male friends with a understanding that's all we are.
    Crystal39 Crystal39
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    Why is this concept so hard

    for people to understand? I am the oldest of 4 boys and have 2 sons. I think it's very cool to have female friends. Just because you think someone has a great personality doesn't mean ya want to jump into the sack. There is something special about having female friends. I've...
    jaymic64 jaymic64
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    you can learn from each other,

    help each other,support each other in a respectfull manner,
    Bluesky52 Bluesky52
    51-55, M
    6 Responses Mar 8, 2016

    I believe this because 1) Not everyone is

    straight 2) Not every boy and girl friendship creates sexual or romantic "tension" 3) it's simply because they may not be attracted to each other in that way
    CharmingAf CharmingAf
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 26, 2016

    it would be nice to just be friends with a guy

    instead of being hit on by a pervert
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    I'd love to have guy friends,

    but it seems like it is impossible sometimes. Though I treat them and talk to them as I would a female friend, it seems like they think I'm flirting. Then things get awkward and it seems like I'm the only one who thinks we can just resume friendship after I make it clear I only...
    fanfantastic fanfantastic
    26-30, F
    19 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    I believe this whole heartedly

    and don't see what the issue is ive always gotten on better with the guys more so than the girls but recently a guy has rocked this belief of mine and im hoping it's just friendly banter on his part!!
    Blondie2903 Blondie2903
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Aug 17, 2015

    Yeah. I have someone whom I used to like during

    my first year in high school and he liked me back. However, I kept on reminding myself that I have priorities so I just turned him down. That was the time that I truly liked someone because he literally cried( according to my friends' stories) because of me. Back then, I was...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 22, 2016

    hi all! anyone who wants to only be good

    friends with me...guy or girl...nothign else......just pure and plain friendship:) please reply here...!those i heart can inbox me:)
    nilagirl nilagirl
    46-50, F
    20 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    I always think so but some ppl don't.

    . there are guys I like to have them just as a friends but sometimes they want more and I don't.. I don't wanna lose them some of them are really wonderful friends but i think they don't really believe in friendship between a guy and a girl
    rashahan rashahan
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2016

    I have more guy friends

    than female one , I'm not add sure why, but they say I'm understanding and funny,I guess my past "tomboy" experience has something to do with this
    randomandfriendlystranger randomandfriendlystranger
    18-21, F
    Mar 19, 2016

    l think we have 3 types of friends in life,

    friends for a reason, friends for a season and friends for a lifetime. Bye EP.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2016

    I introduced my guy best friend to my girl best

    friend and they started dating. I hang out with my guy best friend and my girl best friend freaks out and accuses me of liking him. He is happily in love with her and I am happily in love with my boyfriend. It is sad that this is such an issue when she knew I was friends with...
    londonbridg londonbridg
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Sep 11, 2015
    funluvnangel funluvnangel
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Mar 13, 2016
    tattooedgirl77 tattooedgirl77
    36-40, F
    17 Responses Jan 24, 2016

    I think physical attraction is they key here.

    I can be just friends with a guy who I am not attracted to physically.
    meeeghanp77 meeeghanp77
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Apr 20, 2015

    my best friend is a guy.

    We're extremely close and when we hang out in public people assume we're dating. I can tell him ANYTHING and he won't judge me
    AlwaysRestless AlwaysRestless
    18-21, F
    12 Responses Mar 3, 2016

    My best friend who is a boy came out to me a

    few weeks ago that he was gay. He cried, I hugged him and told him it doesn't matter to me if he's gay or straight. I will always be there for him. He also told me his parents didn't suport him. They even kicked him out of the house. His ex-girlfriend broke up with him. Which...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015
    mazzaah mazzaah
    18-21, F
    21 Responses Apr 20, 2015
    KimmyCuddles KimmyCuddles
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2016

    Guys and girls can definitely be friends.

    I find it frustrating that it's automatically being assumed that two people are dating if they're acting friendly towards each other and they just happen to be of the opposite sex. And since I'm a gay male I'm only interested in being friends with girls so...
    Justo078 Justo078
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2016

    Whenever I hear people say "Men

    and Women can't be juuuust friends! There has to be more there!" I get a little sad for that person. My best friend is a guy, we've been friends since high school and we've never had anything sexual happen between us, because we really never saw each other as a potential partner...
    trixieBeaDee trixieBeaDee
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    I do believe but once the thin line

    if friendship is crossed with the opposite sex is almost impossible to regain that that was there before
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2016

    I remember there was one particular instance

    when fantasy became too much to handle .... It was more than a crush even if we were just friends Because unknowingly, he really lit my candle. He used to launch me into wild imaginations propelled and driven by some illogical lust the kind that numbs and perplexes the...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 25, 2016

    My girl best friend went off to college

    and that is when I became super close to my guy best friend (who is also my boyfriends really good friend). When she came back they started dating. She doesn't understand the bond that I have, in a completely friendship kind of way, with him. I have no interest in him, he feels...
    londonbridg londonbridg
    22-25, F
    14 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    Guys on this site are really starting to

    irritate me. Believe it or not some people would like to actually have a normal conversation with girls on here. BUT!!! Since so many guys can think about nothing but cyber *** and showing off their tiny ***** to every girl on this website, none of them are willing to add us or...
    Neikirk Neikirk
    26-30, M
    13 Responses Jun 25, 2015

    Heck yeah they can! I have more male friends

    than I do female friends. And I mean friends not friends with benefits ya pervs. Lol
    bowchickawowow bowchickawowow
    46-50, F
    10 Responses Sep 7, 2015
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