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I Think Men and Women Can Just Be Friends

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    90% of my friends are guys!

    The only time they ever try anything is when we are stoned or wasted! And that's not often!
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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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

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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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    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 15 Responses May 14

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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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    The best friendships i have are between people

    who have clear boundaries. Now if you don't find me attractive.Thats a huge bonus. I get to talk to you freely! You are inner circle , girlfriend sacred area, VIP friend ..Without sieving my language or memories.. However if we have history ... Ex lovers toxic history : to be...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 26 Responses Dec 4

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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

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    sometimes people that you think they love you ,

    they are actually trying to make you a little stupid so it's better if we just try to get along as friends.
    starglaze124 starglaze124 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I have more guy friends

    than girl friends, so it's possible
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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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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    Of Course

    I'm a man and I've had female "just friends" my whole life. I'm straight and I'm sexual, but I'm not interested in sleeping with every woman out there. It's not just about looks. There have been attractive women I have turned down because we didn't click or I ...
    anonyc anonyc 36-40, M 11 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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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

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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

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    I have several male friends

    who were just that. A one stage I actually shared a house with 2 men neither of whom I was sleeping with & to this day are still friends & still haven't slept with. I now share with a male friend who was. FWB but he doesn't do the relationship thing & I don't do the FWB thing...
    JediWitch JediWitch 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    Jovanite Jovanite 13-15, M 6 Responses Dec 3

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    I really want a male friend.

    It'll be nice to have a male voice of reasoning sometimes.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 12

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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 not daft who wear high heals, but to me women who wants to talk to me and love talking with me and being around me and not want anything else...
    theghostofsabotage theghostofsabotage 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 30

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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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    GIVEN THAT you keep your distance.

    I dunno if it's just the people I hang out with, but I always feel that whenever I try to get closer to a guy he starts to treat me as a potential girlfriend? So I find myself re-calculating the distance again and again. It's less of a deal these days because I'm in a...
    TaoTao90 TaoTao90 22-25, F 11 Responses Nov 30

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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

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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

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses May 14

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    Amazing Friends

    Of course men and woman can be friends. Some of the best friendships I have known have been with women. As a man they offer a view point that truly enriches my life. There are many things that these friendships even more valuable to me. I have had many times with a woman friend...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 18, 2009

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    I totally believe in this.

    The person I consider to be my closest friend is a man and I would honestly be lost without him. I have lots of friends and they are a mix of male and female. Several of these are men who I have known since my school days and we get along really well and enjoy each others...
    Turnturn Turnturn 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    In my old school, All throughout kindergarten

    and grade school my best friend was a dude, his name was Dasani (yes like the water) . ^^ we were the best of friends almost inseparable. But I can't really know for sure considering we were young and he may of had a crush on me that I hadn't known of. ^^
    thanamesnyaa thanamesnyaa 16-17, F Jul 7

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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 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 quite ready to explore my spirituality. At the beggining of the year we got back into contact and basically fell in love over...
    cassiecc11 cassiecc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4

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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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    When Harry Met Sally.

    Yes men and women can just be friends, because there doesn't have to be a sexual attraction between every man and woman.But maybe the question is, can a man and a woman be friends if one of them is attracted to the other? I think you can.When Harry Met Sally:Harry Burns: You...
    Abyss25 Abyss25 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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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 3 Responses Feb 17

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    In my life I have had many more women friends

    than guy friends. Probably because I always had women around....and no brothers. After getting Married and moving out of state, I lost touch with the friends I had. I'd like to meet some platonic friends.
    WtfAmIHearing WtfAmIHearing 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I think men and women can be friends.

    Until they start hitting on me all the time, asking me for things, makin it awkward and I just end up dropping them anyway cause they got too weird. :p
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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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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    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 9 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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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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    prufrockrock prufrockrock 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 15

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    I'm hanging out with a female friend today.

    We're just friends. She has a boyfriend. Her boyfriend is someone I've known for years, even before she ever met him. He knows I won't make a move on his girlfriend, my friend. He trusts me.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M Oct 27

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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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    Yes I do! I have a friend (online XD) named

    James and he is very awesome! I
    cutiepieeeee cutiepieeeee 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    SO, we hung out for a bit,

    got to know each other fairly well (IMO) and we have quite a number of things in common. We got a lot wasted one night, and with her screaming "F me!" I wasn't about to disappoint a lady who makes such bold demands. Both of us were quite mature about the whole situation and have...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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    Of course people can be friends in general

    but I think what people don't realize is once you have to say "let's just be friends" there are a lot of people that will still try to be romantic and go after the other, that or it will just be too heartbreaking for them to accept. As a whole yes they can be friends but if you...
    Franchise1107 Franchise1107 18-21, M Aug 4

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    Me and my best friend

    who is male, have just been friends for 12-13 years. We are both 19 years old, but I'm older then him by 8 months. We sort of act like a couple but we're not. We have seen each other naked but have never done anything sexual. We've slept in each other's beds and I can...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I'm friends with one of my ex's.

    We knew each other for over a year before we started dating, but the bedroom and the manners unfortunately were not what I had expected. After being around him and living together for a couple months, he was a different person than the friend I knew. We never argued, it just...
    Mystic74 Mystic74 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 10

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    I enjoy having guy friends

    and it really can just be platonic. I think flirtation does have to mean anymore than what people doing it make it into one way or another. I like men, they like me, we can be friends.
    ElieHanok ElieHanok 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 9

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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

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    Women: what are you looking

    for on EP? Are there guys you've talked to that aren't interested in s*x? Have you enjoyed someone so much to text them? Men: what's your ideal woman? What considers you different than most men on here? If you were young would you go for older women, and vice versa?
    e3drummer e3drummer 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 9

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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 6 Responses Mar 21

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    Just because my best friend is a guy doesn't

    mean that we are dating, going to date, or even want to date, he is just my friend, stop making it into more than it is...
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I can be the coolest chick you'll ever find.

    But I can also be the hottest girl you'll ever be with.. Well, that's a joke HAHAHAHA. Yeah, we can all be friends :)
    NadineIsBi NadineIsBi 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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