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I Think Men And Women Can Have Platonic Friendships

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    We have been friends for over 30 years. We have spent many alone hours together, but it has never gone beyond hugs. Some friends are more important than momentary gratification.
    climber1 climber1 66-70, M 5 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    Need advice... I started a very unexpected

    friendship with a teacher at my children's' school. It came completely out of nowhere; I didn't even see it coming. But it's light, and it's fun (which is extremely refreshing in my overly-serious, drama-filled life right now). Sure, my husband and I have our fair share of...
    ShouldntFeelEmpty ShouldntFeelEmpty 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    3 Drunk Women And I Am

    upstairs listening to their drunk *****. why do married women talk about sex so much?
    blackcanery blackcanery 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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    It Is Extremely Pathetic

    how uncannily easy it is to spot the perverts. The men and women who just HAVE to ruin platonic connections with their perversions. "You hugged him, you are a girl so you must want to kiss him" Oh puh-leeeeeeeeeze! Hugging is a natural, instinctive, agape gesture in the human...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jan 31, 2013

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    Not Always What Others Think... Shame On Dirty Minds

    I will never fight another woman (or a man for that matter) over a man's affections.  First, in case you haven’t read my posts here I am not looking for another man but I have met several guys that I have great friendships with.  Secondly, if I am dating a man and another...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 12 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    Worried About What People Think Of Me

    I'm afraid that people think I'm gay because I have more women friends than guy friends. I'm completely straight but just prefer hanging around women because I feel I can open up with them a lot easier. Maybe this is due to me not having a very open relationship with my dad?
    bross1046 bross1046 22-25, M Aug 27, 2013

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    In My Honest Opinion...

    My circle of friends consists of mostly males. They consider me one of them, a bro, which is not always as good as it sounds (My poor ears). I eat, drink, hang out, shop, chat, and many other things with my male friends and this does not mean that I am interested in more than a...
    viceverxa viceverxa 18-21, F Apr 25, 2012

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    † Maintaining Platonic Relationships †

    You and I  have heard the term platonic relationship a lot of times, but I was  hardly aware of the significance of the term besides the knowledge that it means non-sexual love. However, there is much more depth and thought to this "platonic love" concept than mere non...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 2 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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    I Have One

    I have a platonic friendship with a mature man. I have for 14 years now and we are extemely happy that we have one another. He's given me something even my girlfriends couldn't give me. Insight into how some men think as I have given him my opinions into how some women think. We...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2013

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    Not Taboo To Me

    I just don't get some people who can't except a legit friendship with the opposite sex (presuming both are not homo sexual). I had two guy friends who was really close. One of them named Micah (we was friends since the age of three) would always tell each other about our problems...
    vydyn vydyn 18-21 2 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    I Get Annoyed, When People Imply Romantic Connections

    I truly believe men and women can relate to each other without thinking sexually. It's hard when some people in the world don't believe in that. One of best friends, he is the godfather for a his female friend's kid. He hasn't and doesn't plan on being romantic involved with...
    DaugtherofNarcissism DaugtherofNarcissism 26-30 Dec 30, 2012

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    I Hope So - If Not, I Have Some Very Weird Relationships!

    For more than 16 years I've been friends with a co-worker. (Not now... welll not a coworker now!!) She and I can talk about real issues, and have done so many times. Yes, there are limits to what we can share appropriately. I would never want to risk damage to my marriage. But...
    Wondrin2Day Wondrin2Day 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 2, 2013

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    i was forced to break up with my ex gf i love her with my heart but her family just dont approve of me we live in two diffent worlds in a way she moved on i know she still loves me...
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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    vanessacc11 vanessacc11 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    vanessacc11 vanessacc11 26-30, F Jan 4

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    minnieccaa minnieccaa 26-30, F Jan 19

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    minnieccaa minnieccaa 26-30, F Jan 19

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    angelacc11 angelacc11 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    And I thought, at EP, some of the men behave no less than rogue; But sooner it dawned on me that even some women have been giving them tough time; forgetting the dignity.
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    We blast men for feeling this way. Well ladies, we are not either. You remember that whole equality thing, right? In fact MEN make the world go around and they do it for us. So...
    DonnaDomm DonnaDomm 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    The ibky reason why thus current society thinks that people form the oppisite genders i s because we have to to the stupid conclusion that girl can't keeps their legs shut and the...
    AlexV0707 AlexV0707 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I think it is possible, but in a lot of cases...someone is eventually going to catch the feels.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Just because you can communicate with the opposite gender, doesn't always mean you're a couple. Friends doesn't have to be of the same color or gender....
    Cricket75 Cricket75 36-40, F 6 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Yea I agree with this but my boyfriend calls me a hoe if I have a guy as a friend I mean I don't see no harm as long as I'm being loyal he should trust me.
    teenworldgonebad teenworldgonebad 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    As a reasonably smart chick, I find it hard to meet men who like smart women. I am not the sort who could ever dumb myself down just to meet a man. On the contrary, he's going to...
    FindingMySpirit788 FindingMySpirit788 41-45, F Jan 16

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    i never knew so many people thought pregnant women were so attractive. im two months pregnant and dont see it yet. however im barely showing. i cant wait to see how big of a bump...
    iihumpchu95 iihumpchu95 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 1

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    I hope they are sexy, can I see any pregnant women
    darling27 darling27 22-25, M Jan 10

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    They are indeed love curvy women a lot soo beautiful
    EdwardIX EdwardIX 22-25, M Dec 31, 2014

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    Saudi Arabia may not be the best place to grow up when you're a female, but don't let the negativity, rules and restrictions stand in the way of your dreams and what you truly want...
    saudiHate saudiHate 18-21 Jan 5

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    It's a long story. I'll try to shorten it. I've had three miscarriages, the last one being less than a year and a half ago. After several months, I finally decided to get tests...
    TaraF822 TaraF822 36-40 1 Response Jan 11

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    That's so true and every women is beautiful in their own way so be it white,black,slim,fat,tall kr short i think they all are beautiful and should respect their beauty and treat...
    ES09 ES09 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I'm a gay man, but sometimes I want to cry when I see how guys treat their girlfriends. All women are beautiful, and deserve the very best. Some of my best friends are girls, and I...
    HuckleberryFinn97 HuckleberryFinn97 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I recently was diagnosed with FSH Muscular Dystrophy, which is a genetic disorder in my family. I know that if I have biological children they would have a 50% chance of having it...
    Rox21HL Rox21HL 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I can remember being in college and overhearing some women talk about me quietly enough so I couldn't hear. I never minded that but one day I heard them talking about how...
    iainfast iainfast 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Me and my fiance have been together on and off for five years. I love him and hes my best friend, but I cant get girls out of my mind! No matter how hard I try. I don't know what...
    Runenox Runenox 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I have a policy of never being one to ogle at any female but find that beautiful oriental women always test that resolution to the limit.
    FunLoverCork FunLoverCork 26-30, M Jan 13

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    My wife is 13 weeks pregnant. I love every minute of it. I love touching her curvy body. I can't wait until she gets bigger.
    stowndave stowndave 26-30, M Jan 2

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    My dad didn't really lead. My mom did more of that but she made sure Dad lead sometimes. i probably got my stubbornness streak from my mom cuz my ex bf said to my mom your...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've always have been a leader.Learn to be very responsible at an early age.Was a very successful retail manager for over twenty years.Was offered district manager job but turned...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I laugh at things I'm not supposed to at times. My mind can twist & have a pretty morbid & deranged side. I think the only people who I can be open with this are my kids, my...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F a week ago

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