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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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    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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    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 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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    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

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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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    † 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Only because men have the right to be topless. I wouldn't go topless but I think other women should have that option.
    RainyDay48 RainyDay48 26-30, F 10 Responses Dec 1

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    Not necessarily "princesses," because I don't condone women acting like bratty children, but I think entirely too often some women settle for a guy who is completely worthless...
    loveVSlust loveVSlust 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 13

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    So I've recently met a few men on here that I can, perhaps, be just friends with. I've been just friends with men in the past. Only once did a friendship end without a reason given...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    It's funny when people call us pigs. The first thing that pops up in my head after the "great... another one who thinks men are pigs" is that pigs are considered the cleanest...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I'm old enough to get a job, I only have 1 year left in high school and and I want to get a job and save up money so I can have my own place one day. I talked to my mom about it...
    Cooltiger190 Cooltiger190 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    cassiecc11 cassiecc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    toylycc11 toylycc11 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    In my life I have had many more women friends than guy friends. Probably because I always had women around....and no brothers. After getting Married and moving out of state, I...
    WtfAmIHearing WtfAmIHearing 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I enjoy having guy friends and it really can just be platonic. I think flirtation does have to mean anymore than what people doing it make it into one way or another. I like men...
    ElieHanok ElieHanok 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 9

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    The best friendships i have are between people who have clear boundaries. Now if you don't find me attractive.Thats a huge bonus. I get to talk to you freely! You are inner circle...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 26 Responses Dec 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...
    leanncc11 leanncc11 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    They are all beautiful. Personally they should be put on a pedestal. They complete men, the other half that we crave. Society has misconstrued the fact that women are objects, with...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 26

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    I think some men are pigs, but I think the same of some women. But I'm just here to ask why do guys look at every girls boobs and butt. I've been out with my ex before and he'd...
    confusedforever132 confusedforever132 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    This is a fairly big problem of mine. Most times when I meet women I instantly start thinking of them as "potential girlfriends". It normally seems to take a fairly long time for...
    sancarn sancarn 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    True... Like my previous post... Im in love with my best friend and im only admitting it now... I thought we were only platonic but now i just realised how much i truly like him...
    appetanc3 appetanc3 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    NEED ADVICE. I was really close to my English professor when I took a course with him in summer so when the course finished I emailed him just to update him about getting a...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    GIVEN THAT you keep your distance. I dunno if it's just the people I hang out with, but I always feel that whenever I try to get closer to a guy he starts to treat me as a...
    TaoTao90 TaoTao90 22-25, F 11 Responses Nov 30

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    Can't we just be friends???
    Jovanite Jovanite 13-15, M 6 Responses Dec 3

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    SO, we hung out for a bit, got to know each other fairly well (IMO) and we have quite a number of things in common. We got a lot wasted one night, and with her screaming "F me!" I...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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    Essentially, there are identifying causes for mankind. Women are capable of making a nation, a point of reference, and reverence, a race of people. Men build the things of...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 26

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    I don't think women should be looked at differently because of what they are or who they are. Find out what makes us all women unique, special and lovable
    karieme20 karieme20 18-21, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    i think this group should be ashamed of themselves. mental illness is not normal. it destroys the lives of many. if it was so normal everyone would commit suicide. if mental...
    msworstlife msworstlife 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    There is nothing better than a women with knowledge and wisdom. it turns me on completely just the experience she can teach a young fella like myself.
    Mrfountain22 Mrfountain22 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    However the actions displayed are abnormal. There are many EP users with mental health on here and in reference to only the genuine sufferers I'm not sure if it possible but...
    blackinc blackinc 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Liberty is for everyone. Women should be able to go topless if they so choose to. It doesn't hurt anyone and if you find it offensive then don't look. Breastfeeding in public...
    cyberax cyberax 31-35, M Dec 2

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    Pregnant women turn me on. They are glowing with beauty.
    wyatts39 wyatts39 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I think the hottest men wear tight wrangler cowboy cut jeans. wrangler Butts drive me nuts.
    Smellyjeans Smellyjeans 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My husband treats me so great and I don't say how thankful I am enough for all that he does for me. I know many don't find a guy like mine in their whole lifetime which is so sad...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 26

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    And so do guys. What is it with all these gender specific things? Why can't guys, girls, and everyone between be treated equally? We are all equal, and we are all unique. That...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I think people shouldn't be treated in certain ways based upon their gender . This is a very old fashioned way of thinking and I disagree with it.
    bsthebenster bsthebenster 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Yeah, this is gonna sound like a weird sentiment coming from a man, but I know how little men understand about the whole process, what a girl feels and why. Explaining it to them...
    JackMann JackMann 18-21, M Dec 2

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    I think seeing a woman with a pregnant belly is beautiful, she is carrying life inside of her. It is the most magical thing in the world.
    Batman328 Batman328 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I just really like girls!! ...and it makes me feel good to be respectful and do nice things for girls. I'm not allowed to have a girlfriend so it's all I can do, but I don't mind!
    littlebobby6 littlebobby6 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    without a doubt they truly areeveryone I see is a shining starnot many can compare unless there are twoWhen you see two together God has blessed you....
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Dec 4

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