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    Just wondering...
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    Yes.

    If it wasn't the case, everyone would be going around with 10-20 wives/ girlfriends at one time.
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    Yes, you don't find every person of the gender you're attracted to attractive do you?
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    No. That's why lesbians have no female friends, gay men have no male friends and bisexual people can't have any friends at all. It's a simple fact of life. /j
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    (Original post by boojai)
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    Ye they can!
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    (Original post by boojai)
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    Yes 100%
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    Yup
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    I should say yes, but in my experience... nah, someone will always (like 85-90% of the time) catch feelings, just most don't act on it.
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    They 'can' technically 'just' be friends, even though i don't advocate for it depending on what means as 'friends' and the effects it can have on society.

    I want you all to visualise this: A man and a woman work in an office, in an enclosed space day after day , spending the majority of their day together. If the two discussed anything other than work, and began regularly laughing, joking, teasing, sharing deep problems, there is a risk - and please note i said risk - that is of a notable size for feelings to develop in at least one, if not both parties. Now, they may act on it, emotionally continue to cheat (this is when they flirt, joke, are incredibly close to get out of a loophole of physics cheating), or perhaps keep it buried but it could affect their individual marriages. That is seriously problematic.

    Men if offered the chance to have a relationship with a woman (assuming no religious barrier) will often agree to it. Very few men would reject it under the guise of a woman being ‘just like a sister’ and most would consider dating ‘friends’.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_lh5fR4DMA

    See how most of the men answer no, because most men will rarely put in effort with a woman just for friendship and silently will tend to want more. Men and women are different. You find women often accepting many 'orbiters' for validation and an ego boost (or back-up perhaps) , whereas men tend to pursue women primarily for obvious reasons.

    I don't think 'friendship' should be encouraged between men and women. Cordial, professional and non-personal interactions built on respect and humanity are fine, but anything beyond i don't think is particularly wise.

    'Guy best friends' are certainly out of the question.
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    No, they should not be close friends if they're single
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    yes, about half of my best friends have been the opposite sex. i've even slept in hotel rooms with some of them so it's 100% do-able. btw i'm a very attractive female. lol
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    Yes. Not everyone wants to shag everything that moves.
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    (Original post by Joleee)
    yes, about half of my best friends have been the opposite sex. i've even slept in hotel rooms with some of them so it's 100% do-able. btw i'm a very attractive female. lol
    Post your pic then.

    Have you asked those men whether they all see it the same way? You might be in for a shock.
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    Yes, but most of the time feelings will eventually develop in at least one of the parties.
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    (Original post by Joleee)
    yes, about half of my best friends have been the opposite sex. i've even slept in hotel rooms with some of them so it's 100% do-able. btw i'm a very attractive female. lol
    So we know you dont like them but how do you know they feel?
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    Watch 'When Harry met Sally'
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    Only if they are in a relationship with different people.
    Otherwise, no. Single men and women can't just be friends.
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    Yes, it's really easy.
 
 
 
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