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I Think Men and Women Can Just Be Friends

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    ES09 ES09 22-25, M Jan 17

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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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    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 23 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    vanessacc11 vanessacc11 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    copelandspring copelandspring 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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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 2 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 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

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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, 2014

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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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    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 4 Responses Jan 6

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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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    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 2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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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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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    vanessacc11 vanessacc11 26-30, F Jan 4

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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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    I used to think that

    until I met you...
    Sweetchic5 Sweetchic5 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    I think it is possible,

    but in a lot of cases...someone is eventually going to catch the feels.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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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 3 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 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 3 Responses Feb 17, 2014

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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

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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, 2014

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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...
    TanTan90 TanTan90 22-25, F 16 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 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 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.
    NaomisJourneyToTheSun NaomisJourneyToTheSun 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I believe it for sure

    but I do believe stats prove that many men often want more. As in some kind of physical connection or lasciviousness to happen. I don't think most women are necessarily opposed to that entirely but I think many women appreciate when a man doesn't automatically have the agenda...
    Nyx613 Nyx613 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Jovanite Jovanite 13-15, M 5 Responses Dec 3, 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 29

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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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