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I Have a Best Friend of the Opposite Sex

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    He wrote this in my Christmas card.

    We've been friends since middle school, minus the 5 years we didn't talk in our 20s. I thought it was sweet.
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    A Couple Actually

    They are in my friends list and I have them highly ranked..... I am able to talk to them about everything and anything, a honest open relationship with them.... Each of them have a different view to put on a subject and they know about each other and are great friends to have...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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    My Bff

    Its 15+ years now and my Bestie & I are still in the making of the greatest friendship we both find in each other.  The road has not been picture perfect for our friendship but the good always conquers the bad in the end. 
    217liz 217liz 26-30 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    Twins!

    As odd as it sounds... my best friend and I are twins... even though we're apart in age... and different race... and live in totally different parts of the world... and don't share the same mother! XD BUT, it's scary... we think the same way, in a lot of ways! I don't tell him...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 15, 2008

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    Many.....

                On EP I have many female friends. Just love chatting with them also. I have fun.... That's what it's about......
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 6 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    I Sleep With My Best Friend

    Well, why not?   She IS my wife!
    jasonk jasonk 41-45 May 26, 2008

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    Brent

    Brent and I were born exactly 1 yr. & 1 day apart! What brought us together is commonalities in our life experiences. Brent is a paranoid schizophrenic. I have a Traumatic Brain Injury and am chemically depressed. Our brain damage must be around the same places or we've figured...
    Lauraleedee Lauraleedee 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    ....who Could It Be??

    my husband!! <3
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 27, 2008

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    My Best Friend ....

    My relationship with my best friend started over 10+ years ago. We have always been able to talk about any and everything, there are no limitations or judgements imposed on our friendship although neither one of our spouses are too crazy about it. This man has listened to me...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 7 Responses May 26, 2008

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    What I Have Learned From My Best Friend.

    That  a man can hurt as deeply as a woman can hurt.  That a man can be sensitive and crave intimacy not just a sexual act.  That a man also can hide his pain behind laughter.  That a man can worry when I am ill and send his love to me from across the...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 7, 2009

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    Friends Of Mine

    my best friend is a guy 25 years younger then me......and no we do not have any type of sexual relationship whatsoever......it sickens me when people imply that because for me that would be like having sex with a relative....just plain wrong! i love him dearly and tell him...
    useonceanddestroy73 useonceanddestroy73 41-45 1 Response Sep 22, 2010

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    Unexplainable Situations

    This isn't a romantic way, or anything like a relationship. Even though I slept with him twice I still can't see him in that way and he still sees me the same. We hold hands when on holiday together, we will share a bed and have just cuddles. He will cheer me up when I'm down and...
    magicmellow magicmellow 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2013

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    So I have this guy friend I have been friends

    with for 4 years, I mean I always thought he was cute and stuff and he thought the same of me but I just never wanted to go further than being friends, he was mostly like my best guy friend, I mean we had the same group of friends we hung out now and then and party together but...
    Jic195 Jic195 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I believe everything happens

    for a reason and that you meet everyone that you meet for a reason. Most of my friends have been girls, but I've had one really good guy friend and this is the story of that. I had grown up in a different area of my state than where I live now. I moved here the summer before...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Please Come Back

    Dear Friend, It has been a long time since you left. I have seen you since but it isn’t the same. We haven’t been together for long compared to some but since we met we have been inseparable. Not a day would go by without us at least talking. Most days were spent...
    Maerie Maerie 18-21, F Jan 18, 2010

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    Ah Well

    Yep I have 2 best guy mates. No offence intended to the girls (I am one!) but I just prefer hangin out with the boys. I find it more amusing and less serious. They're also up for more adrenalin rush activities which is what I like. I don't want to be stereotypical here but...
    unforsakenroad unforsakenroad 26-30, F Apr 7, 2011

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    All But One of My Friends Are Guys.

    My Best Friends are Alex, Justin, Troy and Katie, three guys and one girl if you can't tell by the names. All three of them are older than me too. Katie and I met in pre-school and went through all of the grades together - her always one grade ahead but us still best buds...
    brandiSE brandiSE 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2008

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    Your Pain Hurts Me.

    Since your accident last year, your life has changed in a negative way. You suffer constant pain. Your anguish and your despair are obvious. Alone during the day, you go about your life. You function as best you can. I admire your fortitude. I love you dearly. I feel your pain...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    We met when we were 13

    and became best friends around 16. When we were 20 we had a falling out and didn't speak for 5 years. Now we are 25 and we reconciled this year and it was like nothing even happened. We usually talk to each other about our dating/crush problems and today I mentioned that I...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    <3

    This girl has always been there for me, through thick and thin. We have our happy times, our sad times, our silly times, and out bloody hypo times, and I love every single one of them. She will always be the best friend I've ever had, and ever will have. She's beautiful! I wouldn...
    Greatbatch2012 Greatbatch2012 16-17, M Aug 10, 2012

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    Can A Married Man Be Close To Other Women?

    What do I do?  I've always felt more comfortable having relationships with girls.  I just don't find male relationships to be very sincere and fulfilling.  But, I'm married and I hate how my wife gets jealous even when I insist over and over that it's just...
    juzziwuzzi juzziwuzzi 31-35 2 Responses May 31, 2010

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    My absolute best friend is also my ex-boyfriend.

    It's not really weird because we didn't date for long and that was a while ago. The only thing that makes it woes is that he knows that I love him. And I know that he loves me. But he has a girlfriend. His girlfriend obviously hates me and therefore won't let us do stuff...
    Usethisone1331 Usethisone1331 26-30, F Apr 16

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    The End Of A Long, Winding And Slippery Road

    For me, the road to finding a really good friend from the other half of the population has been a long, winding and slippery one, but in time I found my balance. It started at college, where I (having previously been at an all-boys school) for some reason found myself...
    AnarchyRules AnarchyRules 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2009

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    OH Me Too ! Me Too !

     23 years, good and bad, even through the seven year itch when we separated for a few months, even through the 9 months he was away at prison..........my Jim, my man, my soul mate, my best friend !  We tell each other everything, we are us first, us everything !  ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 21, 2009

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    My Dearest Friend Is Gay

    and a guy. We love movies - marathons are the best! Since I moved to Colorado he flies out every few months and we spend a week together. My partner thinks he's a really special guy - he's Mormon, returned missionary. He lives in a predominately LDS community so he's absolutely...
    grania grania 56-60, F Jan 29, 2013

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    She Is My Wife.

    It's not one of those "I married my best friend" stories.  We fell in love/lust, then got married.  Then the love grew, and we grew into best friends (she is my best friend anyway, she may have some girlfiend that she considers her 'best friend' though).
    SomeguyinUT SomeguyinUT 31-35 2 Responses May 29, 2009

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    cutetwist cutetwist 22-25, F Apr 8

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    3 Best Friends!!

    2 boys and a girl!! but personally what I have observed is -- it is the person and not gender that is important in friendship.. but I consider myself lucky having this mix..!
    cognition cognition 18-21, F Jun 27, 2008

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    My Best Friend

    I have a best friend here on EP who is a guy.He is the kindest, most thoughtful, compassionate and considerate man I have ever known.He looks out for me, is protective of me, goes out of his way to make sure I am happy and if I'm not he will do all he can to make me happy.I have...
    gem1969 gem1969 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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    He's My Bff, Closest Friend I've Ever Had But Am I Threatening It?

    My best friend and I are SUPER close, I don't use the term best friend lightly; he truly is, and we're closer than most people are to their 'best friends'. Unfortunately, after two years of enjoying this relationship, due to mephedrone (legal drug) and alcohol; we had sex...
    katie90 katie90 18-21, F Nov 25, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    All I want is a true, proper friend. All my life I've had all this mean people around me and being treated like crap by so-called friends. I'm a really friendly, decent person and...
    ElviraGoth ElviraGoth 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I have best friends in real life but it'll be cool to have a guy or girl to spill things to and to listen to when they have problems too :).
    Iancharles Iancharles 18-21, M Aug 26

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    So my friend is moving to Tanzania today. I won't see her for at least a year. She's doing some charity work, and I'm so proud of her...I really am...but...I kinda miss her already...
    Lindadk Lindadk 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    He is completely honest with me. A lot of people assume we're dating because we're really close and playful but that is hilarious because we started our friendship thinking that...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Aug 28

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    I don't understand why boys and girls can't be best friends without everybody thinking that something's going on. It's really annoying. There's nothin wrong with having a best...
    Brokenheart06 Brokenheart06 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    so im not the most popular person in the world, and i only have a few (very very few) friends. well my best friend(or ex bff?) and myself are fightin gand not getting along. its...
    MaddiJade16 MaddiJade16 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Had a great day with my best friend yesterday ^_^ He's the opposite gender to me. He texted me asking if I wanted to come with him for his passport interview. After his interview...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    So this all started in 5th, I felt as if it was destiny that brought us together. He first moved to this elementary school n then I also moved to the elementary in like the quarter...
    intellinerdgirl intellinerdgirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My friend and I have been best friends for 5 years now. Back in January, he asked me to go out with him & I said "Yes!". We dated for a few months then one day after school, while...
    LoveIsAConfusingThing LoveIsAConfusingThing 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My best friend; his name is Skyler, a few years ago he was the first person I came out to and he came out to me first too, since then we've been the best of friends.
    Distancexx Distancexx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    There's this guy that I met in 7th grade, and soon after we quickly became best friends. Then on valentines day that year he told me that he liked me. I didn't know how to respond...
    Littlemonkey2 Littlemonkey2 16-17, F Aug 29

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    This happened just this past weekend and I am still going thought a bit of shock. I've not really talked to them any. The must know something is up, but probably not sure what that...
    MelissaSmith24740 MelissaSmith24740 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Ok so I'm a girl and I think im in love with my girl best friend. It scares me a lot because I didn't think I could love a person so much. Our friendship started a few years ago...
    teddy237 teddy237 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I've been sleeping with an acquaintance for the last month. He stays the whole night, sometimes at my place, sometimes at his. We can be rough and nasty, or sweet and tender. He...
    HippyDippyTrippy HippyDippyTrippy 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    Had you ever have an unexpected friendship with someone? You weren't really on good or bad terms in the beginning, you two were just like wind gushing whenever you walk past each...
    switch357 switch357 18-21, F Aug 31

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    His name is Andrew. He's not the best looking guy out there, but I've known him for 10 years so far. I realized that I loved him over summer (June of 2014, this year) I would...
    AutumnKitty AutumnKitty 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I want a best friend who I can talk to. And be able to do whatever like be naked with each other and not make it awkward. Help each other, give advice. Be like brothers. Like talk...
    Estrong18 Estrong18 18-21, M Aug 17

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    I don't know how to begin this. I've read a few articles on how both men and women 'mark their territories' on their sexual/committed partners. They always do it when they feel...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    Hai. I have a best friend. We were friend since 2006 but recently she had a boyfriend. Before this she also had a boyfriend but they had a long distance love. Now she found a near...
    Jojopay Jojopay 26-30 1 Response Sep 5

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    It's been a long time since my best friend and I had ended our friendship. She was the most caring person that I know and the most crazy of all. Everyday we chat, talk to each...
    Guin2ne1 Guin2ne1 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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