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I Think Men and Women Can Just Be Friends

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    Men and women can just be friends

    if both parties aren't attracted to each other. If one or both parties are attracted to each other, it just won't work out as a friendship. If they both like each other, great, get into a relationship. But if only one party feels attraction for the other, but there is no...
    TheRedTie TheRedTie 31-35, M Jan 15

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    Every time I talk to a guy on here,

    he quits talking to me once I say I have a boyfriend. Like we can't just be friends. I know they can't be approaching me because they actually want to date me/sex me because I'm pretty. They have to be desperate.
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x 22-25, F 11 Responses May 14, 2014

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    It Annoys Me When Guy/Girl Friendships Always Turn Into Romance In The Media

    Seriously... in almost every movie I see, or book I read, when there is a guy who is best friends with a girl... they fall in love. (ex. Ron and Hermione in Harry Potter) I mean why can't they just be really close friends, does the media really think a guy and a girl can't be...
    ForeverEternal ForeverEternal 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    The ONLY way men and women can just be friends

    is if they are not at all attracted to each other. Instinct always wins.
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 21, 2014

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    One of my best friends is a girl

    and I wouldn't change a thing about our relationship. It is fantastic! Why does everything have to be about sex, come on peeps!
    ThePeoplesChamp ThePeoplesChamp 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2014

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    Friendship Over Desire...

    Or the desire for friendship. I'm one of those who cherishes friendship -or a good intellectual relationship- above the desire to have sex with a woman. Even when I would seriously desire the woman in question. I also have a few (two, to be exact) pretty close woman friends...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 51-55, M 23 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    My roommate is a guy

    and he is also one of my best friends. We have been friends for years. It started out that he stayed with me because of some problems I was having with my ex and then we just decided to be roommates from there.
    myownperson46 myownperson46 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    carlyccaa carlyccaa 26-30, F Oct 19, 2015

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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 the ladies. I am not effeminate in any way. I'm just more at home. Maybe it's a competition thing. Or possibly, I have more grace for woman than I...
    cdbrez cdbrez 46-50, M Feb 8, 2015

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    I've had guy friends in the past to now,

    some whom I'm still friends with till this day. And I've dealt with guys who treated me as though I was their girlfriend and that was so stressful. It doesn't make any sense to automatically make someone your girlfriend or boyfriend when you've just met them either virtually or...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F May 6, 2015

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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. I know what the circumstances were and I don't hold it against him. I forgave him years ago. I was a willing participant and I take...
    ttbridge ttbridge 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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, 2015

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    I have been married for over 15 years

    and have more male friends than female friends. Some I knew previous to my marriage, some are more recent. I have always gravitated more towards males, perhaps because in the majority of them I find more acceptance, less drama and less criticism of others. It amuses me when I...
    BellaLocura BellaLocura 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2015

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    Yea I agree with this

    but my boyfriend calls me a hoe if I have a guy as a friend I mean I don't see no harm as long as I'm being loyal he should trust me.
    teenworldgonebad teenworldgonebad 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2015

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    I really hate it when you become friends with

    someone on Facebook and every time you like a post or make a comment, their girlfriend has to comment too. Most of the time it's stupid stuff to remind him he's with her yet nothing suggestive has ever been said to indicate we are more than friends. He calls her and her friends...
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    Since I was in grade school,

    my friends have been 90% male. There were only 5-7 girls since I have been in grade school that I got along with. My best friend is a male and we have been friends for over 10yrs but there has never been anything intimate between us. We have a brother/sister relationship but...
    Navia55 Navia55 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    How Silly

    I just read one of the funniest and yet poignant stories. EP Link Some people get so hung up on details and they miss the bigger picture. The author describes herself as "his maid." But, clearly, this is out of love and affection. Some might say that he's in charge and...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 3 Responses May 2, 2012

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    Of course they can be friends

    but most of the time guys befriend girls for the wrong reasons and are secretly hoping to get sex from their female friends. That to me is just wrong and if that's what you want from the start then you should be honest about your intentions instead of tricking an innocent girl...
    TarikP TarikP 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2015

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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.
    NaomiSunshineJourney NaomiSunshineJourney 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2015

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    EgyptianTundra EgyptianTundra 26-30, M Oct 14, 2015

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    I wish there were more men

    and women in the world who could understand this. In my teenage years I had more focus on having male friends. I appreciate their objectivity and simplicity in helping me assess any difficult situation. Female friends are great to cry around with, and with male friends --- if...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 1 Response May 16, 2015

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    I don't get a long with most females well due

    to all the drama and im just not super girly.. I'd rather be doing things outside with the boys.. I've had great guy friends growing up.
    rustydiamond22 rustydiamond22 26-30, F 5 Responses May 14, 2014

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    Sure We Can Be Friends.

    I don't see why not.I have a few female friends and they are just that...friends.  We don't see each other sexually, I don't try to hit on them every chance I get and they don't do that to me.  I've never tried to get fresh with them or say out of the way **** to them.  We are...
    RagingSkillet RagingSkillet 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 26, 2012

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    The ibky reason why thus current society thinks

    that people form the oppisite genders i s because we have to to the stupid conclusion that girl can't keeps their legs shut and the the mand mind is always on the gutter.
    AlexV0707 AlexV0707 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2015

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    My female friends always assume

    that I'm hanging out with a guy because I want to date him. They assume I'm kind to the opposite gender for sex. It gets annoying, but I can understand. Our generation is obsessed with such things.
    Anonliljokergirl Anonliljokergirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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    I think a girl and guy can be just friendsI

    don't have many guy friends though and find it difficult to make friendship with men as I am not sure how to behave I get accused of flirting a lot even though I don't mean to and don't find the man attractive I have not had much experience as I haveno brothers and not many...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 1, 2015

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    I am in a relationship

    for many years now. I have 1 good male friend. I have 3 good male friends. While not typical, it is definitely possible to be just friends.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 24, 2015

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    I'd rather make a friend

    than just about anything else. Loneliness is cured by having friends that understand you; not by sex. If you don't think men and women can be friends you're missing out—although it does take two people for friendship to work.
    ZeroCircle ZeroCircle 31-35, M 6 Responses Jan 25, 2014

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    youfuck youfuck 13-15, M Oct 10, 2015

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    Can a man and a woman just be friends?

    The age old question?hmmm it's a tough one because it's stirs up so much controversy. I want to think I believe that it can be accomplished by mutual respect. I think as soon as you cross the line with sexual questions about how do you like it in the bedroom or stuff of that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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    If they're good enough to be your

    boyfriend/girlfriend, then they're good enough to be your friend. Just because you might get turned down on a date, don't turn down the chance of a great friendship also.
    dragonchixx dragonchixx 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2015

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    Ok look I'm not a player ok I get attention

    from women and I dress nice That don't mean I'm a player I love to dress nice and just cus I get attention from women don't mean I'm messing around with them I am single for a reason and I will continue to be single and if a girl try's to get me I cut her off its to that point...
    Bennythebull7 Bennythebull7 13-15, M Jan 1

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    My best friend in the entire world is a guy,

    he's like family to me in that, he has my unconditional love. However I could never date him. It's not that I'm not attracted to him, it's that we've been so honest with each other that if could never be comfortable being intimate with him. He's told me everything he finds...
    immorethanmymistakes immorethanmymistakes 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14, 2014

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    I hate it when people start asking "Are you two

    dating cause you two are always together?" NO. It is possible to just be very close friends with a girl when you're a guy. I usually am very close with 1 girl and then we kinda grow apart but then I find another girl with who I get close with pretty quickly. The girls I get...
    TheTiredOne TheTiredOne 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    To me, it feels ok to be friends with the

    opposite sex, as long as we have our limits known to each other and have the trust and compassion needed in any friendship, value eachother for who they are and things in our lives... it looks very easy while both are single, But when we get into our individual marital...
    guy2connect guy2connect 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2015

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    Men and Women Can Be Friends

    I know that men and women can be friends, but I have to say that it is rare to be friends with a guy that doesn't at least once try to hit on you.  It does happen though.  I have had many male friends in my life and prefer to be around men than women.  But, almost...
    haydenrules haydenrules 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    yes, they can... it is possible.

    . some of my best friends are men..
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 14, 2015

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    I just love the banner

    for this experience. Who else binge watched Friends? :P
    misanthropicpessimist misanthropicpessimist 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2015

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    I'm looking for a girl

    that can be friend.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 25, 2015

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    Absolutely.. I have several male friends

    that I don't have a romantic interest in or vice versa. We can talk or even hang out without it ever crossing the line. They are my eyes and ears to the male perspective. A single girl without flirting skills needs these peeps.
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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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 together and being there for you when you need a friend. Ofcourse life happens and everyone gets too busy but your true friends will always be there...
    travelbug1 travelbug1 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    I love to have platonic friends with guys .

    I like to get their prospective on things and don't have the need to want more from them then just friendship
    sagiluvin sagiluvin 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I don't see why not. I have male friends.

    It bothers me when people say they can't. Yeah, because all of them are going to fall in love with me, even the gay ones, because I'm so fecking flawless. ( -_-)/
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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    Men and women can definitely just be friends.

    Most of my close friends are male, I've been hurt more by other females than not. None of my friends have been sexually involved with me and most end up falling into the category of brothers. One I'd met in middle school was even adopted by my family later. That didn't stop the...
    Teldra Teldra 18-21, F Aug 17, 2015

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