Can Man-Woman/Girl- Boy be Just friends?

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Posted: 13 years ago
Do you think Man- Woman , Girl- Boy can have simply friendship between them without things ever turning into romance ???????

 In Soaps and Movies also they show that Man- Woman who were good friends , one ends up falling for the other romantically !! Its good to have a friend as your partner BUT can't just two friends always stay JUST friends for life ?????? Also many Spouses end up viewing such friendships suspiciously !!!!! But why the heck ????

So tell me what do you think !! Also do friends of the Opposite sex make good friends ????



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Posted: 13 years ago
I do believe guys and girls can only be friends. The reasons spouses start looking at it suspiciously is because of a bit possesive nature and secondly, it is not a very accepted norm in our society, though it is changing slowly. Also, I have seen that in some cases some people tend to give more importance to their friends than their spouses, which can result in jealousy or suspicion in the spouse. Once, you know where to draw the line and have a trusting and understanding spouse, things should be fine. But the society still might have concerns about it.
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Posted: 13 years ago
can a man and woman be friends .....yes and no.two people can always be friends but there is a very thin line between friendship and love...not to mention frienship is a very good prelude to a sucessful loving marraige.the problem lies in the fact that people almost never realise when they cross that thin line and end up on the wrong side ie on the love side. apart from intimacy which grows from friendship , there is the societal norm (people questioning the frienship)and the gradual awareness of the other person being from opposite sex(which ends up as a bit of sexual tension in the relationship) that pushes two people across the line.
        frankly speaking ....do women view a girlfriend in a miniskirt or revealing top the same way as a man might view his tomboyish girl buddy in it.....
if your answer was no....you have answered your own question.        &nb sp;    
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Posted: 13 years ago
Ofcourse they can be.
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Posted: 13 years ago
of course they can, well, i only have one boy who is my friend, but, im pretty sure we wont fall in love Wink
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Posted: 13 years ago
Aparna, this is just so hard to say in simple yes and no. I would agree with PJ for most of it. Usually, there is always attraction from either one side. I have seen in most cases either one fall for the other over the time and it's really thin line. Despite of their relashionship being termed as "friendship" there is some kind of attraction, infactuation or something more than plain friendship between two girls and two guys.

About spouses viewing friendship suspeciously I think its natural human possessiveness. Just like PJ said you never know when you cross the limit...it's that thin line. So opposite partner is always worried about that part deep inside and that is valid to me.

Opposite sex make good friend, I would say "yes" they do.Edited by sowmyaa - 13 years ago
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Posted: 13 years ago
Originally posted by sowmyaa


Despite of their relashionship being termed as "friendship" there is some kind of attraction, infactuation or something more than plain friendship between two girls and two guys.


I personally disagree with this statement . It is very possible to have male- female friendship with the sexual attraction !!
Secondly , even in those relationships when there is some physical attraction when close friends know the boundaries very well and never cross it .They can make excellent friends . Even in a gir- girl , boy - boy relationship there are boundaries - what is acceptable behaviour , and what is not ...........no relationship is "boundary free" !! So what that you need to draw a anti "physical attraction reaction "boundary line in such a friendship.Will that stop the 2 people from being very close friends ??? No it won't at all !!

Infact in my experience Guys make awesome friends !! Smile
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Posted: 13 years ago
I am not saying they don't make close friends. They can make very close friends, but during sometime of their relshion there have been some kind of attraction from either one side. And when it does not work out then also they can stay the bestest friend I think.

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