Don't worry about them, life is too short to worry about what others think. I spent the first 30 years of my life trying unsuccessfully to keep everyone happy from my Grand parents to my parents brother and even best friend. Then I thought hang on I need to start worrying about me not what they think.
It shouldn't be a worry what others assume.
I don't know but i do hope i have a guy best friend too,whom i can chat openly with and friends forever and always:)
There is nothing difficult about it,just go about your business and don't worry about what others think or say.
lol intrigue opened the door to curiosity which lead to the killing of the cat...let them continue to wonder.........p