would you be happy if your partner had a best friend of the opposite sex?

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Thoughts on this guys... do you think men and women can be best friends and really be platonic? or will someone always end up catching feelings?
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i don't have a problem with the platonic best friend relationship, im not saying its impossible, but i wouldn't want to be in a relationship with someone who wasn't my best friend
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I wouldn't be happy that they had a best friend of the opposite sex, but it also wouldn't bother me in the slightest.
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I would be very happy if my partner had a best friend of the opposite sex. I wouldn’t ever want to limit my partner from connecting with other people, and I don’t want to be the only close person in their life.

Ideally I’d make them my friend too and team up with them to do nice things for my partner
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Not at all to be honest.

People can have platonic relationships with the opposite sex but I wouldn't be relaxed or happy if they were his best friend.
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I wouldn't care less to be honest, my own best friend is male and seeing as I'm bi I know that people aren't just attracted to any friend they have the possibility of being attracted to, otherwise I wouldn't be able to make a single friend. If I was policing my partner's friendships that would feel overly controlling even if it didn't involve a double standard.
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literally could not care less
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Yes because I'm not possessive, controlling or insecure.
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Yes because I'm not possessive, controlling or insecure.
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I think you're all lying to be honest. Especially those of you are so adamant on 'not caring less'
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Wouldnt care.
If you cant even handle your partner having friends, you shouldnt be in a relationship.
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I think you're all lying to be honest. Especially those of you are so adamant on 'not caring less'
Why ask a question if you're just going to accuse people of lying for answering it?
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Wouldnt care.
If you cant even handle your partner having friends, you shouldnt be in a relationship.
^^^ YUP prsom
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I think you're all lying to be honest. Especially those of you are so adamant on 'not caring less'
Why ask then
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I think you're all lying to be honest. Especially those of you are so adamant on 'not caring less'
Or maybe you're just jealous there are people who aren't as controlling as you..?
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I think you're all lying to be honest. Especially those of you are so adamant on 'not caring less'
Sheeeesh someone getting triggered. U asked a question and we gave an answer. Imo I wouldn't mind that my girl has a boy best friend. I wouldn't be happy with it but I would trust them enough to not question thaat much. Though I would make sure to interact with said best friend and see what he's like etc.
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Thoughts on this guys... do you think men and women can be best friends and really be platonic? or will someone always end up catching feelings?
Never been in a relaionship or have had a male best friend but I have had a guy friend. And I did not see him in that way all because of his personality. As a girl I wouldn't want my bf to have a female best friend. Id always compare myself to her, id get jealous etc. If she became like a family friend of us both then that's cool
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I think you'd be a bit weird if you can't have a platonic relationship with the other sex, things arent that deep
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Not one second would I have an issue with it, 99.99% of people are talk to are girls so if my girlfriend had a problem with me talking to them then she would not longer be my girlfriend.

I naturally get more along with girls than guys and although I will admit in the past I have had feelings for one of those friends, the vast majority I don't and we have in fact mutually 'freindzoned' each other. As long as boundaries are clear in a relationship/friendship then there is literally no problem with both sexes becoming friends. If anything it's extremely healthy to get someone's view point outside of the 'bubble of masculinity'.

It's all about trust at the end of the day if they just say they are a friend then believe them or not, but not believing them indicates something wrong with the relationship and perhaps you two aren't meant to be together.
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I'd not be happy nor sad, it is what it is. If she wants to cheat on me, she can do so with any man it doesn't have to be a friend. I don't care if her best mate is a guy. I'd rather I was her best mate though.
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