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I Think Men And Women Can Have Platonic Friendships

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 508 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    † 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 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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    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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    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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    There is no superior gender. Instead of dividing ourselves in the "men" and "women" category, why not say we are all humans? Yes women are pretty cool. We possess strengths and...
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    For whatever reason, I usually find it easier to talk to woman. I don't know about texting since I've never had an Internet friend, but in real life, I find it easier to talk to...
    cdbrez cdbrez 46-50, M Feb 8

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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....
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 29

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    I don't think age should be an issue. As long as minds and hearts click.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M Feb 1

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    I haven't met one. I've only met those who hated men with an irrational passion. But they're not any better than those of the opposite mind-set. And I don't despise them. They're...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I believe this can be possible. It's just most things are revolving around sex, and it doesn't have to be. It's quite unfair to only have that possibility with a gay man.
    NaomiSunJourney NaomiSunJourney 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    In my opinion, there is no greater work of art than the human male form. Women are a work of art as well, no doubt, I just wasn't made with much of an appreciation for them. Not...
    AntiveninKiss AntiveninKiss 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    Yes we can be friends I have female friends that that we are just friends and no more then that .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M Feb 14

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    Many times I have to let guys I date know how to kiss me. It shouldnt be the same thing all the time. Im a good kisser and Sometimes i have to let the boys know they have to get...
    Nubiannqueen Nubiannqueen 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Pretty much title says it all.... Sad thing is, it's our fault (((women))) who allowed it to happen.....
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Jan 28

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    I don't think I'd get pregnant myself, but I find pregnant women sexy. There's something about them carrying around another life that I find attractive and interesting.
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F Jan 30

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    I think that men are pigs. I can't stand them at all. I would rather be alone then date or marry a guy. All guys do is lie and all they want is sex.
    themagijudal themagijudal 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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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 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I hope that I do this and no matter the age or the status of the lady. And I will continue to do so. Ladies deserve every bit of respect they can get as they have had a raw deal...
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M 3 days ago

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    I always find the people I can't have extra attractive!
    TheCymruAmByth TheCymruAmByth 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I have always wanted to be spanked by a pregnant woman. It would be erotic.
    Naughtyboyio Naughtyboyio 18-21, M Feb 17

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    Considering my profile, it should come as no surprise that I don't believe anyone should have to shave. I absolutely hate it when people are shamed for natural parts of their body...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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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 Jan 28

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    Obviously... As a submissive I look to a man who is a leader...not a follower. A man who doesn't hide behind others... A man who doesn't have others fight his battles for him...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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    To me there is nothing sexier than a man who is capable of leading without controlling. A true leader is someone who inspires the people he is leading to follow him. Maybe it's...
    Blurple70 Blurple70 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I wish you realised that I don't just have a small 'crush on you' as I get the impression you think that I wish you realised how much I think about you Or that the second I wake up...
    rosexoo rosexoo 13-15, F Feb 6

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    On valentines day morning i was admitted into the hospital due to shortness of breath, lower abdomen pains, & fainting. I had no clue it would be as bad as it ended up. I thought...
    tayyd24 tayyd24 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I'm not in love with him but the chemistry is perfect between us. We tried dating in the fall of last year and it didn't work out for him (though he prompted the dating twice) and...
    VinylsideA VinylsideA 18-21, F Jan 28

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    I'm in love with the guy I met in middle school. I have been in love with him for a very long time and I want him so bad. I'm separated from my husband and feel like now that I'm...
    Pandabearkisses29 Pandabearkisses29 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Indeed. It is hard to think that we almost made it.  
    MsDemeanorMe MsDemeanorMe 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I love you but you belong to my best friend. but I can't stop thinking about you.
    alexisrondan alexisrondan 13-15, F Feb 3

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    I fell in love with my best friend, and I know she'll never return my feelings. Every twice a month, she'll ask if I met a girl I've liked and I'll tell her no. Hurts that I know...
    nickynickynoo nickynickynoo 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    You took took my breath away and I can't have you. You make me feel things I've never felt before and I can't have you. I'm losing sleep over you and I can't have you. I wish...
    CascadingCoquette CascadingCoquette 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I am falling in love with someone I can't have! Even though he doesn't have a girl friend I can never meet him! That person is the one and only Niall Horan! Who wouldn't love him...
    AngelsAgainstUs AngelsAgainstUs 16-17, F Feb 7

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    I really like this guy. I haven't liked someone this much since my last boyfriend. He is smart, kind, compassionate, funny, and has so much warmth. He can also be a sarcastic...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Feb 12

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    I don't hate him and I won't. I'm not going to blame someone for not loving me back. I'm not going to be mad at someone for not wanting to be with me. And I'm not going to call him...
    glasschildd glasschildd 22-25, F Feb 16

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    I hate the feeling of butterflies i get in my stomach every time i see my best friend because i am head over heels in love with him but i cant tell him because he has a girlfriend...