Yes...I have several male friends and have for years. Having a common interest is still the number one reason for friendship.
I hate to say it but I've had so many guy friends and they all eventually have started to like me. I have had one friend who I wasnt initially attracted to grow on me and we started to like each other but it ended when I met someone and he started getting serious with his girlfriend. And there are times like i'm going through now where we've been friends a while and I've gotten comfortable and i found out they liked me. I hate that.
Idkn it depends on him and how mature he is. If he is willing to except the fact your not intrested you could continue the friendship however most men or most people especially men dont take rejection well.
Yeah, but I have to face the fact there are always guys who make it difficult for women to ever be close to men they aren't physically attracted to. There have been several women I thought would make good friends, but who were too busy being defensive to ever let that happen.
Some guys are just aggressive and one tracked minded and women often learn to keep most guys at a distance so they don't get the wrong message or try to take advantage of them.
Those don't tend to make great platonic relationships with women unless you know they are committed to another relationship.
Only if one of them is gay
No. Hormones will eventually take over.
Yes, at least I can say on my end. I have some male friends and there is no flirting or any such nonsense, it's just purely at a friendship level.
Well, it depends on the male and female's individual doctrines as well as their environment.