I Think Men and Women Can Just Be Friends

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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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    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

    I think men and women can just be friends.

    Absolutely right, when I was in senior high I have more boy friends than girl friends. I was more comfortable being around my boy friends than my girl friends. I have a best friend in my office which is also men. So, I think men and women can just be friends.
    Selftrue Selftrue
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 7

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 15

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2014

    Do you realize that a woman's "I'll be ready in

    five minutes." and a guy's " I'll be home in five minutes." are exactly the same?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses May 27, 2015

    I long for the kind of candor in conversation

    that I used to have with female friends.
    cinr cinr
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 13

    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
    Nov 30, 2013

    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
    ES09 ES09
    22-25, M
    Jan 17, 2015

    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
    youfuck youfuck
    13-15, M
    Oct 10, 2015

    I'm looking for a girl

    that can be friend.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 25, 2015
    EgyptianTundra EgyptianTundra
    26-30, M
    Oct 14, 2015

    Easy really. And in this more accepting gender

    fluid world we live in, it is much easier. Gender does not always matter and you can transcend sexual drives; not easy I grant you (at least for most men), but it is quite rewarding when you have a friendship where sex does not feature, at least not prominently.
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Mar 30

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 2, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2014

    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
    Sep 2, 2014

    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

    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
    22 Responses Feb 20, 2011

    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

    And I thought, at EP,

    some of the men behave no less than rogue; But sooner it dawned on me that even some women have been giving them tough time; forgetting the dignity.
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2015

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    carlyccaa carlyccaa
    26-30, F
    Oct 19, 2015

    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

    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
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2014

    Yes we can be friends I have female friends

    that that we are just friends and no more then that .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 14, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2009

    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
    4 Responses Mar 21, 2014

    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

    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
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Jan 25, 2014

    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

    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

    One of my oldest friends is a guy.

    We met at school 20 + years ago and are just buddies or more like a brother and sister. We've never even been on a single date but we can act silly together and share things with each other that a lot of people wouldn't even share with a spouse.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 22

    I really want a male friend.

    It'll be nice to have a male voice of reasoning sometimes.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 12, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    I just love the banner

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

    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
    2 Responses May 1, 2015
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