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I Think Men And Women Can Have Platonic Friendships

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 498 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    † 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I noticed there was one of these for "I Think That Men Should Respect Women," and I agree...frankly, men who abuse women need to stay single and alone. But I also think women...
    thalimar thalimar 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 7

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    Most of my friends are men. Girls can get Caty sometimes. Don't get me wrong I have girlfriends but very little. Men are just easier to talk to for me.
    trixypix1 trixypix1 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    Women goes through lots of tough times. In my country, boys have to go for national service but girls don't and boys are like, ITS NOT FAIR! Let me tell you boys,95% of what...
    MayDiana MayDiana 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I think I can have many EP friends. I have learned elsewhere in my life that it is possible to have many friends. I just can't over think it. Friends are people you allow into your...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 11

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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 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 2 days ago

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    I'm a guy who thinks high heals are stupid, I don't think high heals make a woman beautiful... to me they just make women rather daft, I'm sure there are a fair few women who are...
    theghostofsabotage theghostofsabotage 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 30

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    Men don't get abused. Women get abused. Women get hit by mans all the time over some pity bull. Unless your a teenager boy then maybe but men don't get hit on. The only hit they...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 7

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    Men and women should be friends. Why not? As long as you guys are not smashing each other. Yes they can be friends.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    Men get a bad rap for not loving and feeling as much as us females and I just don't think that is true. I have seen men who fall head over heels in love with a woman, undoubtedly...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 16

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    I hate cocky and audacious women. If you don't know how to behave then you should just F off .
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 29

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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 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I used to think that until I met you...
    Sweetchic5 Sweetchic5 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    One thing I will always know for sure: You can't be friends with everyone. Some people will never accept all the good things you do for them, even when you give them the whole...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    Absolutely! I've got some awesome guy friends and I wouldn't ever change anything about it. Friendship does not see any boundaries, it's just different people hitting it off...
    travelbug1 travelbug1 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    Of course we can... till one of us messes it up.
    copelandspring copelandspring 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 15

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    Whatttttttt!!!!!! I think some men should be slap in the face.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 14

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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 2 days ago

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    Oh yes! You should try a site called MeetMe. A cross between a chat room and a dating site. Wow there are some angry women on there!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    There are some women here playing happy families. But they're on EP playing with the pervs, and being pretty sl*tty. I think you deserve better Mikie.
    AlexisAlexa AlexisAlexa 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    OK, I finally need to say this! I am in love, I have been for about two years, I hoped it was a crush that would go away, but it isn't :( I think about her every day, I dream about...
    DefianceUK DefianceUK 26-30, M Oct 31

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    I think pregnant girls and teengirls are beautiful
    Pushupbra Pushupbra 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    I think it is so awesome that a woman can be secure enough in her sexuality and appearance that she can be herself and let her body hair grow; wherever it is. A woman with hairy...
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 Nov 6

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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 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    It's cute. It's like a mold on the neck or cheek. A bald spot is kissable. When a woman's man has a bald spot, it's easier for her to find him in public. It's very stimulating to...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F Nov 14

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    So years ago, I met this guy at work. He was new, so to make him feel welcomed, I asked about his life. He was married with 1 child. I was single then, but I don't go after married...
    Holls215 Holls215 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 19

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    I recently made some amazing new friends..Thanks EP.... They all know who they are !! They leave happy footprints in my soul! However, the one I choose to celebrate in this post...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wish I knew what that was like. I barely get told I look beautiful. I always wanted to look up in a crowded room and see my boyfriend looking back at me with a sparkle in his...
    dreamrgrl79 dreamrgrl79 26-30 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Weird since that is the physical gender I'm stuck with, but they are. Every time I post something that could go either way, some guy goes "that" way... It's really one of the...
    Christinamarie3095 Christinamarie3095 41-45, T 1 Response Nov 8

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    Hi all, I'm new :-). I hope you can help me. I have fallen in love with someone who has a girlfriend. I know that this is wrong but there is nothing I can do about my feelings...
    whoami8555 whoami8555 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    Waiting for this moment, searching for emotion a connection and I find it there in her for a fleeting second and then As my grey starts to lift and hope comes The thunder...
    rainyraven rainyraven 31-35, T 2 Responses Oct 30

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