A real quick one from normblog – Can Men and Women be just friends?
Well, can we?
The edited video linked above definately tries to make the point that women think of friendships with men in a totally different way primarily. And I would argue that this is a fairly honest representation of how a lot of men think.
In my own experience pretty much every woman I have ever got close to as a friend I have fantasised about at some time or another…but that is just me…?
I think it does happen, ie: platonic friendships, but I would argue that if we could have the complete truth an awful lot of men in this position would have thought something sexual about his female friend(s).
Is that a bad thing….probably not. But it is just another for the “repressed male feelings” category me thinks.
p.s. I can only speak for my experience as a male in this regard and even then I cant speak for all men. As for women, they aren’t on their “pat malone” IRT friendships with a sexual tone…they have sexual feelings for friends too I gather but I would argue and here I am totally talking out of my arse (as I do so very well!!!) that the percentages of situations such as this are possibly less than males with female friends and that is primarily due to biology.
p.p.s Your thoughts?