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Can a male and female just be friends? Why or Why not?



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Ip Man

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Hey guys, the answer was "yes". What's there to discuss...
 

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I have a best guy friend who I have been friends with for four years. I don't imagine we would ever have sex or any sexual desires for one another.
It's completely normal to be just friends with a person.

If you are a female and you play any sort of role in my life at all, I have most likely had vivid sexual fantasies about you. This holds true even if we don't know each other particularly well, even if we've only spoken on one or two occasions.

If you are a male and you play any sort of role in my life, I have most likely had vivid sexual fantasies about you, or in some cases, your sister. This holds true even if I don't know your sister particularly well, even if we've never spoken at all.

I guess while I'm at it, I should probably thank you all for the wonderful memories.

This made me lol, hardcore.
 

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I'm friends with a few girls that I'm not sexually interested in. As well as a couple that I really really really am.
 

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You need at least one girl friend so you don't have a sausage fest with all your guy friends.
 

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Oh, my... this has gone to the next page?! Really?! Can this just be closed? Really, there really isn't any reason to keep it going... like watching a crippled dog limp its way home... fucking depressing.

I'm still trying to figure out how this is intelligent discussion.
 

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Oh, my... this has gone to the next page?! Really?! Can this just be closed? Really, there really isn't any reason to keep it going... like watching a crippled dog limp its way home... fucking depressing.



Funny story (to make this not so spammy)! A friend of mine, who's a female-types, and I talk to each other a lot. But we also hold hands and we hug, just like I do with most of my friends. Apparently... everyone thought the gay guy and the straight Christian girl were going out x'D. It was so funny! Every so often one of us would go "This is why people think we're going out, isn't it? :C" xD.

And yes, I was out to the student body.

Pfft.

God forbid my mom should overhear me discussing a lab report with one of the guys from my genetics lab group. She thinks that just because they're A, guys, and B, happen to be my friends, it automatically means I'm going out with one of them.
 

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I agree,and I'm currently posting to one. Do us all a favor and get that stick out of your ass,and go get your pad or tampon please.Then get out of my topic.
u mad?????????

Hey I'm not the one posting a stupid topic in the Intel board `3` Clearly this belongs in the Trash Bin. It's like WOW did you even think about this before posting? There is absolutely nothing to discuss in this topic as everyone has posted the exact same answer. This kind of thread is very, very far from what most people would even consider a discussion, let alone intelligent.
 

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If you're even nominally attractive, all of them have thought about having sex with you.


weall, yeah. they are boys, but I mean, I doubt there was ever any intention to go through with it. so as long as there is no persistence then we stay friends, and nothin rocks the boat
 

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u mad?????????
Hey I'm not the one posting a stupid topic in the Intel board `3` Clearly this belongs in the Trash Bin. It's like WOW did you even think about this before posting? There is absolutely nothing to discuss in this topic as everyone has posted the exact same answer. This kind of thread is very, very far from what most people would even consider a discussion, let alone intelligent.

No, it's just I don't understand why a troll such as yourself can't stop the flow of your pmsing about my topic. It's a little weird. You seem to be obsessed.

Hmm not worthy of discussion... Just by doing a simple Google search it seems to be up for discussion a lot.;)
When Harry Met Sally... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Can Men and Women Be Friends? | Psychology Today
Can Men and Women Be Friends - sex and friendship - Marie Claire
Can Men & Women Just Be Friends?
Can Men and Women Be 'Just Friends' As Adults? - Lemondrop.com

I just wanted to see what the opinions are on this forum.

Anyway to put my opinion in.

I think a straight women can easily be friends with a straight man without sex ever getting involved because we don't have a overabundance of testosterone that would make us want to. However, I don't think the same for a man. Men generally think about sex way more than women. Just like a few people have already said if he is attracted to her either physically or emotionally he will think about doing her. It's one thing is he thinks about it(which he will),but give him an opening(like being in a quiet room together and she is emotionally put out about something), and that thinking will change to trying to get romantically involved. Then bye bye friendship. I think it can work better if both parties are already in a relationship though.However, only a gay man and straight women can truly be platonic friends because he will not ever think about her in a romantic way. Just my two cents. :)
 

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AND THE GOOGLE SEARCHES COMMENCE

So, okay, twist our arms for a NO or YES answer to this question and the answer will be YES. But we will quickly qualify it. Men and women can enjoy friendship together, but not at the same level they do with friends of the same sex.

Source: Men and women: just friends?

Though I feel like the first one was sufficient:

Yahoo! Canada Answers
 

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I think a straight women can easily be friends with a straight man without sex ever getting involved because we don't have a overabundance of testosterone that would make us want to. However, I don't think the same for a man. Men generally think about sex way more than women.

Aside from that statement being extremely sexist, it is also inaccurate for any one given male and any one given female. Though testosterone does promote a strong sex drive, women can also be sex-craved creatures, rather than the oh so virtuous and chaste virgins you make them out to be. Some women desire sex more than some men, and that is that.

Just like a few people have already said if he is attracted to her either physically or emotionally he will think about doing her.

They were being sarcastic. Extremely.

However, only a gay man and straight women can truly be platonic friends because he will not ever think about her in a romantic way.

And obviously women are incapable of any sexual desires whatsoever because only real men want to have sex.
 

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Aside from that statement being extremely sexist, it is also inaccurate for any one given male and any one given female. Though testosterone does promote a strong sex drive, women can also be sex-craved creatures, rather than the oh so virtuous and chaste virgins you make them out to be. Some women desire sex more than some men, and that is that.

Nice try.Brutal honesty is usually brutal. What you're saying is the exception not the rule. Most men do think about sex more than women. Testosterone usually will make one do that,and most men have a lot of it. Argue with science on that score.

They were being sarcastic. Extremely.
Doesn't matter. It's still true. Regardless if they were being sarcastic or not.

And obviously women are incapable of any sexual desires whatsoever because only real men want to have sex.
Again nice try,but I didn't say that at all. Also not real men. Just men period. A gay man just switches his sex drive to another man instead of a women. Therefore if a women just wants complete platonicism from her male friend she will get that 100% because he will never think or try to have a romantic relationship with her. She's the wrong gender for it.
 

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Also not real men. Just men period. A gay man just switches his sex drive to another man instead of a women.

Uh... "switches his sex drive to another man instead of a woman"? Sorry, but it isn't a choice; it doesn't work the way you say. You seem to have completely ignored what I posted, which is kind of a pathetic thing to do.

Therefore if a women just wants complete platonicism from her male friend she will get that 100% because he will never think or try to have a romantic relationship with her. She's the wrong gender for it.

lulz, no. If the woman wants sex from this gay friend, she will still not get it. You are saying that the woman is in complete control over whether or not there will be sex in this relationship. That isn't how it works, lest it be rape. Are we talking about rape now? I hope not. Then we might as well say "no" or "maybe" or some other thing like that.
 

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Nice try.Brutal honesty is usually brutal.

What you're saying is the exception not the rule.

Doesn't matter. It's still true. Regardless if they were being sarcastic or not.

Like the brutal, honest truth that you are sexist. That you are making rules people of a group comply with based on their gender is sexist, and you would do well to disbelieve in them.

Testosterone usually will make one do that,and men have a lot of it. Argue with science on that score.

You seem to forget that, like any other biological quantity, testosterone levels vary from individual to individual; and not with small standard deviations either. Figures of 95% percent of the male population range from 200 - 1,200 ng/dL (that's science units for you). And yet, men with normal testosterone levels complain of low sex drive, and men with 'low' testosterone levels lead very happy sex lives. And, most definitely, men with high testosterone levels are not humping everything in sight.

If you want to throw some bullshit science around, make sure the other person knows less about the subject than you.

Again nice try,but I didn't say that at all.

But you did.

And the next time you attempt a debate, stop with the 'nice tries'. It gets old fast, and it gets your point nowhere.

She's the wrong gender for it.

Try to tell me this is not sexist. Just try.
 

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Personally i find it extremely hard to stay JUST FRIENDS with my female friends. Just because of the pure fact that eventually we start getting real close and start to like each other
 

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Personally i find it extremely hard to stay JUST FRIENDS with my female friends. Just because of the pure fact that eventually we start getting real close and start to like each other

Exactly you become close friends you know everything about one another so yeah.
 

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Exactly you become close friends you know everything about one another so yeah.

Wait, are you saying that you are incapable of sustaining a non-sexual relationship with the opposite gender? That you want to be romantically involved with every person of the opposite gender you chance upon?
 
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