I have always had really good platonic female friends.
I have had male friends that are just friends for many years. There is no point changing this situation. This way they will be my friends forever.... When I needed their help earlier this year they all came over and helped me to sort a problem out. No issues. We are more like brothers and sisters in that respect.
That woman is losing out on some great friends.
I'm in two bands, I'm a psychotherapist, and I run a community drum circle that has more than 550 members. I meet LOTS of people. I make LOTS of friends. And LOTS of them are women. In fact, 2/3 of my drum circle are women! Add to that number, a few dozen on EP and many hundreds on Facebook. <br />
Men and woman can be friends. Online or offline.
Imagine a roomful of people... from ages under 10 to over 90... improvising music on hand drums. For some, it's spiritual; For others, it's social... a great way to meet and have fun with people. Some say it's the most fun they have all week; Others say it's the most relaxing thing they do all week. My circle has professional drummers as well as novices who have never touched a drum before... all playing together. It's pretty cool. :-)
Of course it exists. I believe it all depends on what you put into the relationship, and well what are the expectations?<br />
Yes, there can be mutual attraction, physical and emotional. However; once a level of respect, and true care and compassion for one another is present. Now you are friends. If there is no concern, one thinks of only oneself, this is dangerous. At that point be honest with yourself, and state your true intentions. Is it just a physical attraction,( sexual), or some other driving force?
Your friend is 100 F percent right. Accept no BS.
It does, I have a few friends who are women. It's her problem if she can't have friendships with men.
it does as long as it is mutual respect to each other
Of course it does. I've had males friends (who were only friends) all my life. That woman doesn't know what she's talking about,
My late father was a very wise man. He told me long ago that platonic relationships don't exist above the age of 13. He is right.
He's mistaken, no offense. They exist.