It’s depressing to think that no man can be a real friend, no matter how well you get along. I think the correct answer is, “Yes…but only under the right circumstances.” Growing up, two of my best friends were girls.
But I’ll admit, things were made easier because I was never physically attracted to either of them.
With some people, there will always be sexual attraction, but you don't have to always go there with them.
You can get a lot out of a friendship when you keep it platonic." William Moore, 26, Personal Trainer"Men and women often think they are nothing but friends, when in reality one person's mind or the other is thinking more.
Matt has a great You Tube video on the question of male/female friendship, in which he advocates The Whiskey Test for whether a guy can ever be ‘just friends’ with another woman.
Basically, if you can both drink ten shots of whiskey and still not want to tear each other’s clothes off, you can safely be friends.
Since then I’ve had a couple of people ask me about point no. It’s one of those areas of life where we all want to be liberal and gender-neutral, but when faced with the reality of watching our partner spend ‘alone time’ with someone of another gender, we just can’t help but feel an instinctive jealousy.Soroya Bacchus, 51, Psychiatrist"With my line of work, I come into contact with beautiful women all the time.But for me, it is a matter of knowing when not to cross boundaries.4, in which I basically said: “Don’t forbid your man from having friendships with other females.” I remember writing that and immediately having the same worries some other readers had when they read it, which was “Yep…that’s right…sort of” and then proceeded to think of a bunch of questions whose answers could render his platonic friendship totally unacceptable. When you think of your boyfriend sharing popcorn at the movies with another woman, or I imagine a girlfriend heading out in her adorable summer dress to relax in the park with another guy, it’s impossible to stop that primal knot of unease working through your stomach. Unfortunately, there’s no set blueprint or rule for whether male/female friendships are ok when you’re in a relationship.Questions like: How close is he to that female friend? Although you don’t really believe every woman is out to seduce your partner, you also can’t help but feel a little rejected: Why would he Are these irrational thoughts? Of course, there are some people we just are dangerous to spend time with, because they spell danger to our new relationship: old ex’s we have lingering feelings for, that work colleague we have sexual chemistry with, or that friend who can’t stop flirting with us no matter how much we bat them away.