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I Think Men And Women Can Have Platonic Friendships

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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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    On rare occasions I agree .

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

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    purplehaze78 purplehaze78 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 1, 2015

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    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

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    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

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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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    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

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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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 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    Platonic relationships are great ,

    it makes the world go around .
    utterlyfffflutery utterlyfffflutery 66-70, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    Some of my beat friends were women.

    I'd like to make new ones
    guynamedcb guynamedcb 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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    Friendship Are Best Served Platonic Indeed!

    Some of the coolest friends I have are men who respect that we are friends and that is all. I have inside jokes with a few of them! One is more like a paternal influence but still willing to joke around. Platonic male friends keep a balance in my life that I really enjoy...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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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

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    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

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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 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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    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

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

    I can see why guys struggle with this concept..
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2015

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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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    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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    Hey everyone, I wanted to share three links

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    G4mb1t G4mb1t 18-21, M Oct 12, 2015

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    Its possible to just be friends

    but most men just think that since we're women were offering them sex "just because " If they could just look at the person and treat her with respect and like a women should women and men could really be friends. In some cases woman could be the one sexually ready for that man...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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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 1 Response Jan 31, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I think men and women can just be friends. Absolutely right, when I was in senior high I have more boy friends than girl friends. I was more comfortable being around my boy...
    Selftrue Selftrue 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    It seems every day I only crave it more. That feeling that only the few lucky ones can truly experience. I want to feel love. I want someone to tell me they love me and that they...
    ashlenamya66359 ashlenamya66359 22-25, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    We can be friends that's all you Will ever be. A Brother a friend a really good friend a best friend nothing more. ever it's not happening I'm so so sorry forgive me but NO! :) I...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I dont feel bad for feeling that way either. Its true. Not all men are pigs but most of them are sad little nasties! Get a grip on your life and stop bugging us ladies who dont...
    VirgoBeauty VirgoBeauty 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I never have and I never will!
    darthchubby darthchubby 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I have a very good friend who has a boyfriend and still messages me almost every day. She asks me how I am and tells what new is happening in her life in return. I don't even...
    Tourion Tourion 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    every women is beautiful and have to understand there are guys for you
    urguy22 urguy22 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    As a very flat chested girl, I can say that it won't hurt anyone, and it's just way lore comfortable for us.
    BennettStark BennettStark 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    So much to explore on a woman. It's heaven!
    curiouskitty36 curiouskitty36 36-40, F 17 Responses 5 days ago

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    Soo deeply and badly. I am dying to have the life I ORIGINALLY WANTED before I came to Earth . And i want my love life this time to be predestined by ME. As i know what i want...
    Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    He is all I think about sometimes. It's all consuming, that given I want to call him out on his crap, but then I am afraid to because I don't want to lose him. Doesn't say much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    New here. I'm huge but fit. My breast and lips are sooo huge!
    deleted deleted 26-30 25 Responses a week ago

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    There are days like this I sit back and become lonely. When I talk to a beautiful girl and we're having a good convo she doesn't answer me back anymore. No matter what she has her...
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22 22-25, M a week ago

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    I have met some men in real whom I respect and like but that is based on respect and I have no intention of anything more.You may be attracted to someone but that does not mean you...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    You have either slept with the person or want to sleep with them or in denial and trying to prove to yourself you don't wanna sleep with them (the person or people that you...
    ryanmona ryanmona 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    What if I had just settled into mediocrity instead of striving so hard and so desperately for a life I could never have? Given up the pursuit of friends, stopped trying to fix my...
    xXverlorenXx xXverlorenXx 22-25, M a week ago

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