I've been really good friends with a guy I've met from a comics group for the last six months. We get on really well and can talk about all sorts of things. The problem is, everyone seems to think we're a couple. It started out as a bit of a joke with one of the other guys at the group saying we'd make a good couple. Since then, a lot of other people seemed to mistaken us for a couple and both our parents have been asking whether or not we're a couple repeatedly, despite us both answering no. I wouldn't mind except for the fact there's this assumption that my best friend can't be a boy and there has to be something else there. Why can't I have long talks with him about random stuff that goes on for three hours? Why does that have to be some other element there? Has anyone else had this problem, and if so, how have they coped with it?