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Old 10-29-2012, 11:41 PM
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Default Men & women, can they ever be only friends? Your thoughts

Talking with a best (girl) friend of mine for be thinking, she thinks that men & women can't be friends due to sexual tension & attraction eventually getting in the way .

I disagree, I have more guy friends then girl friends because for some reason I just "get on" with guys better then girls in most cases.

So ... What do you guys think ? Opinions from both genders are welcome.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:44 PM
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My husband best friend is a female. Of course shes gay so Im not sure if that would support her arguement LMAO. I have some of each more so women these days because of the kids. My husband does not have alot of guy friends hes just not your normal male at all so his few friends are females and they were usually my friends first LOL
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:54 PM
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It depends on the individual I think. I'm trying to think right now..a majority of the guys I've been close friends with I've ended up at least sleeping with. If they were reasonably physically attractive and we were both single...yeah. I don't necessarily feel 'romantic' towards them though.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:57 PM
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Ummm yea my boyfriend started out as my best friend lol I'm sure it works though! Oh wait one of my oldest & best friends (like 10 years now) is a guy I even lived with for like 4 years in college & we've never been more than good friends - so yes, definitely possible.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:58 PM
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I dunno. DH is 22 and I'm 20. We're at that weird age where everyone is either trying to "loan" money from you, drag you into childish drama, or sleep with you.

Sooo. I'm interested in hearing the replies.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:04 AM
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Lol your hubby sounds like a cool guy .

I meant straight women & straight men, a good many of my friends are straight men, men just like to talk to me I guess :P, but I love my OH & I make sure everyone knows it & he is ok with me having opposite sex friends (knowing most of them are "not my type" but also knowing that I love & respect him enough to not betray his trust ) when I told him shaky the guy who had a crush on me (you guys remember the thread) we had a laugh about it because just the thought of him & me "together" even if I were single was so laughable to the both of us.

He also has a few female friends, & he is cute so girls like to talk to him but he always makes sure they "know" he's "off the market" he's good at projecting it with his body lingo.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:04 AM
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OF COURSE they can be friends! A prime example is myself and one of my coworkers. I'm asexual and he's gay, so there's not the SLIGHTEST chance of there being any "sexual tension" from either side. We're beginning to be great friends, though.

For what it's worth, I'm 25 and he's 20.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:06 AM
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My best friend is a guy. He's straight, I'm bi, I have a boyfriend, he has a girlfriend. We've been best friends for 12 years and there's never been any tension between us. It can happen. ;]
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:13 AM
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Generally I get along better with guys and have an easier time making friends with them. I can say with pretty clear certainty that I have never been attracted to my male friends. Lol in my case, the guys that I end up being attracted to are the ones that I have an impossible time forming any sort of friendship with.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:15 AM
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Most of my closest friends are straight males, and I have never been unfaithful. So, for me, it's bull.

Some people, sure, they have issues with it. There's always going to be slightly different factors at play.
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