Do U Believe in Woman-Man Friendship?

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  1. Cheesing a Dream profile image61
    Cheesing a Dreamposted 12 years ago

    Do U Believe in Woman-Man Friendship?

  2. Neil Sperling profile image61
    Neil Sperlingposted 12 years ago

    of course I believe in woman - man friendship. Don't you?

  3. Paul Kuehn profile image96
    Paul Kuehnposted 12 years ago

    If the man and woman are both truely professionals, then yes, I believe in a friendship between them.  Now, if they are not professionals, sexual attraction in many cases overrides the friendship aspect of the relationship.

  4. Babbling Diva profile image66
    Babbling Divaposted 12 years ago

    Of course, who doesnt?? That is the most normal friendship there is!

  5. Lynn Ella profile image60
    Lynn Ellaposted 12 years ago

    If one or both of them is homosexual, then yes.  If they are both heterosexual, then at some point that friendship is going to be experience sexual attraction and the friendship will be tested.  That doesn't mean they can't remain friends - it really depends on the maturity level of the relationship and the ability to address the issue or completely ignore it.  But you can't dance around it.

  6. dragonlady1967 profile image70
    dragonlady1967posted 12 years ago

    Yes I's always nice to have a perspective from the opposite sex.  I guess it depends how long you have been friends as well. I have had some male friends who have been my friend for over 20 years.  Friendships have boundaries and respect, and you don't cross them.... a true friend knows this.

  7. Loveslove profile image60
    Lovesloveposted 12 years ago

    Yes..I beleive in a woman  / man friendship its the very best there is ...especially if there are exra's !!

  8. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    yes i do. i have some close female friends and they are always there for me when i need information about things us men don't seem to understand.

  9. dashingscorpio profile image83
    dashingscorpioposted 12 years ago

    I suspect a lot of people will say "yes" until the person they're dating or married to has a lot of "opposite sex" friends. LOL!

    Most people would rather see their mates hang out with "same sex" friends than with the "opposite sex". The thought of a guy going out to have a drink, bowling, or shooting pool with a (female friend) after work doesn't sit to well with a lot of "girlfriends or wives". Not too many men would be happy if it were the other way around either. This is especially true if the "friend" happens to be an "ex lover".

    Honestly I believe men and women can be friends (especially if there is no physical attraction). However it is very common for these "friendships" to fizzle out overtime as one or both them becomes romantically involved with people who may be uneasy with their "friendship".

    Sure there are those who will fight their mates in order to keep their "opposite sex" friends but quite a few will simply let the friendship slowly fall by the wayside in order to keep their "significant other" happy.

  10. Wonder Referrals profile image40
    Wonder Referralsposted 12 years ago

    Yes !
    I believe that it's  common   to have a woman to
    man friendship.
    As, long as it stays on a friendship level and never
    cross the line unless you and your male friend
    are looking for more.
    If that's the case the both of you should be
    relationship free.
    Therefore no other parties will get hurt in the process.

  11. profile image0
    Robert Veightposted 12 years ago

    From a man's perspective, the answer is NO.  Unless he is lacking the normal levels of testosterone, or maybe is a little on the effeminate side, his thoughts will eventually turn to attraction and sex.  Women however, seem to be able to sustain platonic relationships with men, but not 100% of the time.  If you are married and want to stay that way, happily, it may not be the best idea to become friends with someone of the opposite sex.

    If you are interested in seeing what happened to me when I became 'friends' with a long term female co-worker, check out my hub "Moonlit Dancing - A Romantic Interlude."  Whew !

  12. kwade tweeling profile image79
    kwade tweelingposted 12 years ago

    As I have been living it all my life, yes. Some of my closest friends are female.

  13. JT Walters profile image74
    JT Waltersposted 11 years ago

    I believe but I also know men do not.  Men always believe it is a loop whole for love.

  14. smith624 profile image58
    smith624posted 11 years ago

    I say yes only if that man and woman have been friends for a very long time such as growing up together as friends. That way if something was going to happen, it likely would have already. But to be in a relationship and then come home from work one day and say, "Honey, I'm going out with a good friend from work for a couple of drinks." That is an absolute no-no.

  15. profile image0
    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 11 years ago

    It is just a part of life and being human beings enjoying all that life have to offer you on the earth.

  16. Thek1ngsway profile image64
    Thek1ngswayposted 11 years ago

    It can be problematic when 1 starts having feelings for the other while the other not corresponding . nonetheless i think a man and a women can be friends just fine .

  17. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 11 years ago

    It is possible BUT most of the time there will come a time when either the man or the woman will have to set the record straight. Good friends that help each other out and listen to each other will also be "available" when you are most vulnerable. That could be a problem.

  18. puddingicecream profile image69
    puddingicecreamposted 11 years ago

    Yes, I absolutely believe that members of the opposite sex can be just friends.

  19. sonia05 profile image61
    sonia05posted 11 years ago

    yes! Its a great combination as one gets the best of both the genders.This  friendship is strong and offers a balance in our lives!

  20. OneFineG467 profile image59
    OneFineG467posted 11 years ago

    friendship will last longer if the person understands and respects u for what u are and finds total security and comfort when u are around...or u have to put extra efforts to prove u r self and make the trust stronger...

  21. tilinaoita profile image60
    tilinaoitaposted 11 years ago

    There are many who don`t believe in such a friendship. I believe everything is possible. But the sex issue can be a problem between them if this may be the situation. Take that away and they can be friends no problem.

  22. HappieHeadcase profile image60
    HappieHeadcaseposted 11 years ago

    Once upon a time I wrote an article about the joys of a strictly platonic woman-man friendship. In the article I talked about a very fulfilling and wonderful friendship I've had with a friend I called Al for the sake of the article...HA! At the time (five years ago) I would have said absolutely! The thing is this..."Al" is now my boyfriend. He was my closest friend for years and still is, but I no longer hold to the belief that friendship with members of the opposite sex stay the same. There was an attraction and chemistry that would not be ignored. I do have other male friends, however I've run into the same situation multiple times. I think men and women can be friends yes, but at some point that boundary will have to be laid out in black and white, it WILL come up!

  23. food-is-good profile image59
    food-is-goodposted 11 years ago

    two of my truest,most loyal,long-lasting friends are men.i have never slept with,made out with or even kissed them. I've been with my husband for 17 years and i'm shooting for much longer(: my situation may be different than the average,because i have noticed that many of my friends always seem to turn a platonic relationship into something more,but it is possible to have a real friendship with a member of the opposite sex and NOT become involved sexually.of course,it helps that my husband knows and likes them both,but the truth of the matter is that they are simply good people..they cheer me up when i'm grumpy,they listen when i complain,they act like friends..i do the same for them.many times,i've given (and received) a perspective that would have gone unrevealed had i chosen to only be friends with women. guys have a tendency to be more honest than girl friends anyway,with a whole lot less drama,and less games as long as they want things to remain platonic.otherwise,it's a whole different ball-game...

  24. clintonb profile image60
    clintonbposted 11 years ago

    Ofcourse it exists. Im friends with my best-friends its very much possible. We gel like real good we do hav a lot of similar interests..

  25. INDIAGUIDE profile image39
    INDIAGUIDEposted 11 years ago

    That can never be. It can be thought but some desire for sex at some time will arouse. Opposite pole attracts it is the truth. May magnetism lost for sometime but it will again recharge.

  26. TheMonk profile image59
    TheMonkposted 11 years ago

    You can´t really answer that question without further information on the background of the subjects. For me, it is not a big deal, but for a lot of guys, it´s a different matter altogether.

  27. bellawritter23 profile image79
    bellawritter23posted 11 years ago

    Yes I have a male friend that I have known for 22 years and we are very close. We have never saw each other under a different light. We keep it strictly on a friendship basis. We both like it that way.

  28. danielleantosz profile image75
    danielleantoszposted 11 years ago

    it is not impossible, but I think both parts need to be aware of  boundaries.  I do not think that "best" opposite sex friends work out often.  I have had a lot of "friends"  fall in love with me, or friends that became more.  Its def. a sticky subject.  Not impossible, but difficult for most people.

  29. chiquitabiddle profile image59
    chiquitabiddleposted 11 years ago

    I believe in woman-man friendship when both parties are mature and know what they are getting in to. Usually, it is difficult when one is in a relationship, his or her partner may get jealous but, when your single, it's much easier. I would say that this type of relationship is ok when both parties are single.


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