I Think Men And Women Can Have Platonic Friendships

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    Ann

    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

    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

    † 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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 2, 2012

    Platonic relationships are great ,

    it makes the world go around .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

    I have had male friends

    who were just my friend... they did not at first plan on the relationship going platonic, but they accepted it (eventually). I am genuine and that is rare these days, so the smart guys kept me as their friend.
    SoftCandle SoftCandle
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 10

    Some of my beat friends were women.

    I'd like to make new ones
    guynamedcb guynamedcb
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 29, 2015

    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

    When I was young, I read a book

    "Jean-Christophe" , the author is Romain Rolland. In the book, there was a platonic love between Christophe and Glazia, although they never married, they remained steadfast and consoling friends. I believe the relationship between men and women can be without sex. From my...
    harrywei harrywei
    41-45, M
    Oct 25, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jan 31, 2013

    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

    On rare occasions I agree .

    ...however what's attracts one as friends is easily confused.....jealousy follows...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 1, 2015

    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

    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

    I have awesome female friends

    who I do find attractive but won't ever romantically pursue.
    OJhickley21 OJhickley21
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 29

    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
    11 Responses Apr 24, 2012
    Ivrite Ivrite
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 9

    Honestly, I find it really aggravating

    when people think this way. I have many more male friends than female friends simply through hanging around with my boyfriend's friends and through gaming. I'm a naturally touchy-feely person when it comes to my friends and regularly flirt / hug / kiss my friends of both genders...
    rocketpowered rocketpowered
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    I have a female friend

    that I used to be very close to but we never took our relationship beyond a certain level. We would hug and give each other the occasional kiss on the cheek and that was it. Sure we talked a couple of times about doing a bit more but I think we both realized that what we had was...
    burgh712009 burgh712009
    41-45, M
    Dec 22, 2015

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    G4mb1t G4mb1t
    18-21, M
    Oct 12, 2015

    If you are a woman it is easier

    but it is possible
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3
    26-30, M
    Feb 9

    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
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

    I work in a department with a staff of about 40.

    I'm the only man. You bet we're platonic! Even when they give me christmas gifts and I eat lunch with them.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    41-45, M
    Feb 9

    So... I'm on travel

    and am in an area that belongs to a girl I met a few years ago. She was amazing. All I gotta rom her other than a memory of her awesomeness and a regret for not getting enough information about her is a first name, the industry she is employed in, the state she is from, and...
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 4, 2015

    Although I´ve never experienced it myself I

    know that it´s possible. I believe that platonic friendships are the best ones.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    Just don't tell me that you want me

    and we will be ok. Don't let that cat out of the bag. Let the tension in the air remain in the air. Let the me wonder forever. Let me fantasize without struggle. Let me wish and wonder but don't ever let me know.
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 19, 2015

    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
    1 Response Feb 25, 2013

    It's not that hard if you have self control.

    I can see why guys struggle with this concept..
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum
    18-21, F
    Oct 26, 2015

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