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I Think Men and Women Can Just Be Friends

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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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    mnmmwg mnmmwg 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 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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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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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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    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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    The only way man and women can be just friends

    is when both are gays ahah true story
    miserableamy miserableamy 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I think this can happen,

    but usually only for women. I find that in my experience, men usually find themselves attracted to the woman after a while & either want to sleep with her or become more serious. I used to be really close with a whole group of guys.. after a while, one asked to make out, one...
    michellemay michellemay 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I thought this was true

    until I realized that all my male friends actually like me and want to date me :(
    BLANKstateofmind BLANKstateofmind 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    The Friendship Can Be Desexualised.

    I have several colleagues who are happy relating to me in a non sexual way. I like a repartee. I like debate. Sex is a prime motivator, but it doesn't have to figure in all relationships.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    Why Not

    Why not ? One of my good friends is a guy and I have known him for 12yrs he does all my obstacle races with me. Have another guy friend who I have known for 6yrs prob and he's my drinking buddy. Have another guy friend who I dance country with so much fun. Then another guy friend...
    questions281322 questions281322 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    I Know It'S True

    My husband and I have been just friends for years!!! Hahahaha Btw, is there an EP for "I crack myself up" ?
    lasch lasch 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    I hate to be friend zoned.

    I don't need this kind of friends.
    maplegirl maplegirl 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    dubsteplover98 dubsteplover98 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Sometimes I'd rather just be friends with them.

    In fact I do have guy friends who aren't interested in me. It's nice.
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I have had guys as just friends in the

    workplace. We were very close and we shared laughs, problems, break ups. It was wonderful. Then I relocated and after awhile we fell off. I did also have a guy friend that ended up being more-now it's over. I miss him. I miss our conversations. It is possible to be just friends...
    bsgs bsgs 51-55, F Jan 13

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    Until they do it...i have one very close female

    friend who has been my buddy since we were five.....but shes gay so its easy for us not to get mixed up in guy-girl friendship problems
    ilikeitt ilikeitt 22-25, M Jan 15

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    Obviously, it is possible.

    But if one or both parties are attracted there is always that underlying tension which can lead into more if they allow it. Now, that is generally acceptable if both are unattached and willing. It can become much more precarious if one or both are involved in a romantic...
    IamMarah IamMarah 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    The only way for men

    and women to be friends is we put a stop to violence against women.
    HotJanna HotJanna 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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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 12 Responses Mar 21

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    gitzai gitzai 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I don't see no reason

    why girls and boys can't be friends I mean it may bother your girl friend boy friend if you have loads but if your gf bf trust you and meet them or of they also have a partner then that's a plus because that insures the friend line I've had female friends we don't talk now but...
    boomboomx20 boomboomx20 18-21, M Mar 7

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    I Love Women!!

    It doesn't matter what gender you are,friends are friends!Some are just cuter than others!!!!
    Spitbak Spitbak 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    It's Possible....

    My best friend, other then my husband, is a guy.  We met when we were in highschool.  We instantly clicked....and spent a lot of time together, talking, laughing and just being silly.  He would tell me about the girls he liked, and I would tell him about the guys that I...
    reallygoodperson reallygoodperson 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2011

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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 46-50, M 23 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    I Have A Guy Best Friend

    It is not rocket science, men and women can just be friends. A non-sexual (platonic) but deep and meaningful relationship can exist between a man and a woman. In high school, two of my closest friends were guys. I have never felt more protected and cared for than when I was with...
    alexisalex alexisalex 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    One of the only men who has stuck around

    for some time now (other than my boyfriend) is my good friend who is also a guy. We decided after fooling around a bit that we didn't want to loose our friendship and it's been four years now. We have had ups and downs and both our partners have had issues with us being...
    lovelylasscan lovelylasscan 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    People think that if you are friends with a boy,

    that you guys are dating. No. You can be just friends with a boy. Also, it's not cheering when you have a boyfriend and are just friends with other guys
    kkkkbieber kkkkbieber 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 4

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    I have a few lady friends,

    young gay women my age or a little older by a few years. I don't have any problems with women, they find me easy to get along with. I'm not a threat to most women and have a lot respect for them. In many ways I find them very beautiful and fascinating, I'm not sexually attracted...
    KawaiiBoy KawaiiBoy 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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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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    Everytime I act nice to a guy they always think

    I'm flirting with them and it's so annoying ugh
    Promisesarebullshit Promisesarebullshit 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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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 5 Responses Feb 17

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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 Have Male Friends........

    and its great. i get along much better with males than i do with females. a few of them started out as dates but we didnt click for whatever reason but kept in touch and became good friends. one of them i grew up with and we have stayed in touch over the years. im not sexually...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    AATHREYAARBEEKAY AATHREYAARBEEKAY 36-40, M Apr 2

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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 1 Response Jan 19

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    I miss my male friends.

    We lost touch when I married someone who couldn't handle the concept... Now I could use my friends and after 18 years and a cross country move, we have completely lost touch. Miss them!
    Conversationgirl Conversationgirl 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    My childhood best friend

    and I have been friends as long as I can remember. And we're just like brothers and sisters. It's very possible for two different people to be best friends who talk about anything in life. We can call each other at anytime, or hang up on each other on anytime.
    erissa35 erissa35 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    I think it's possible

    and I really like having guy friends... Any takers?
    shaebears shaebears 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    When I think of this,

    this comes to mind :). http://www.collegehumor.com/embed/6666713/can-men-and-women-be-friends-survey
    Novemberman Novemberman 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 4 Responses Apr 9

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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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    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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    I have had plenty of friends Who are men

    and woman. I don't think I could be friends with just one gender lol
    hitthelightsnow hitthelightsnow 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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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 8 Responses Jan 25

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