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Can guys and girls truly be friends?

  1. NotSoPerfect profile image75
    NotSoPerfectposted 6 years ago

    Can guys and girls truly be friends?

    There seems to be a never-ending debate over this age-old question: Can a woman and a man really be just friends?

  2. Lord De Cross profile image73
    Lord De Crossposted 6 years ago

    If  the balance turns to the affectionate side then you are in trouble. Since both sexes  are there to give and take... it depends how far you wanna go as friends.

  3. Rhoda Talisaysay profile image60
    Rhoda Talisaysayposted 6 years ago

    Of Course, and it lasts nicely than other relationships.........       of course no lust, if you know how to handle and give meaning to the status that rarely can be able.

  4. Arlynne profile image53
    Arlynneposted 6 years ago

    of course. I have male childhood friends and we are still friends until now. We are constantly communicating. I always love when we reminisce our childhood. It was fun. ^_^

  5. youmeget profile image76
    youmegetposted 6 years ago

    Why not?
    I have a lot of male friends whom I feel nothing for and would not feel anything for them in hundred years. I don't mean to be rude, but the truth and the answer to me is yes!

  6. icciev profile image57
    iccievposted 6 years ago

    For most times and cases I would say no, Since they are diferrent sex gender they have diferrent intreset, way of thinking, diferrent type of things they wanted to do. even if they started as friends it might change later to something else. but there have been some cases were it worked and they were really friends but again it depend on alot of factors such as culture, how they have been raised, etc...

  7. ubanichijioke profile image77
    ubanichijiokeposted 6 years ago

    Yes
    &
    No!

    Well, it depends on your definition of a 'friend'.
    A man and a woman can be 'just' friends. But, i'd prefer friendship with same sex cos friendship with the opposite sex sometimes may lead to 'other things' or may get out of hand, or even may become intimate[sexual] which goes beyond the meaning of friend. Thanks

  8. jeshon profile image69
    jeshonposted 6 years ago

    As a woman I say YES! I have plenty of close male friends whom I have never ever intended to go any further with. Just nice friendship.

    On the other hand I have asked men about this, and they often have a different point of view. They often (almost always) would sleep with their female friends if they got the chance, or at least they have thought about it. Or their close friends of opposite sex are someone that they have had another type of relathionship before, and now that it is over they are just good friends....

  9. anupma profile image78
    anupmaposted 6 years ago

    Yes of course, friendship does not consider gender difference. In fact in my opinion they can be better than same gender friends.

  10. NiaG profile image90
    NiaGposted 6 years ago

    I think so. If you both enjoy each others company and there's no spark or sexual attraction then yes you can just be friends.

  11. JIN1128 profile image63
    JIN1128posted 6 years ago

    It's different for guys and girls.

    For girls, yes, we love to have friends (doesn't matter what gender).  Actually, we put guys into two categories, willing to date or never date.  So, guys that are friends we never want to be with them.  So in a girl's mind, guy friends are truly friends.

    For guys (unless he is gay), no, they don't like to start friendships with girls if they are not interested.  So for guys they don't just have friendships with girls, it's almost always for something else (sex, potential gf).

  12. KateWest profile image75
    KateWestposted 6 years ago

    I'm sure it depends on the two individuals. It's been difficult for me not to try to turn guy friends into boyfriends and friends-with-benefits territory always leaves me wanting more. But that's just me. In general, I would say you can be friends with anyone as long as you are both on the same page and know who you both are at heart.

 
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