I mean, if you get along enough to hang out, have dinners, talk on the phone, that’s a big part of a relationship, right?” “Men and women can only be friends when the woman dictates the friendship. Her inability to create proper distance barriers, limit the time they spend together, and restriction of intimacy can cause the relationship to go too far.” “Men and women cannot be friends with someone they are attracted to, and unfortunately, most men are attracted to almost every woman so the idea that they can be friends without thoughts of sex is ridiculous. I would get worried if your guy was off doing one-on-one stuff with a woman.

“The awkwardness seems even more intense than dating sites because it doesn't align with the old, time-worn trope of the Boyfriendless Lady Who Has Lots Of Female Friends But Just Wants Love,” wrote Jezebel’s Ann Breslaw.

Thirty-year-old writer Rachel Bertsche chronicled her adventures trying to find new female friends in her book released December 2011, “MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend.” After she moved to Chicago, she found that making new female friends wasn’t all that easy -- she had to actively go out and find them. Bertsche said that after publishing “MWF Seeking BFF,” lots of women contacted her to share similar experiences: I heard from so many women on their own BFF searches because friends had moved, or their pals got married and had kids and suddenly had less free time, or because they wanted to settle down and their besties were still looking to party all the time.

“It can feel awkward to invite someone you hardly know for coffee and I was sure that the women I approached would think I seemed desperate or pathetic,” she told Huff Post blogger Dr. Some very special friendships last forever, but plenty of them run their course.

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Also, friendship comes in many different depths so it’s important to get clear about what you mean by that word.” “The only way you can be friends with another man when you’re married is if you find this man so unattractive, there would be no way he could ever worm his way into your pants.

There is just no real male/female heterosexual friendship that doesn’t have an underlying attraction.” Get more opinions on whether men and women can just be friends — PLUS 14 Things Men Wish Women Knew, What Men Really Think About Your Makeup, Is He The One For You? In your experience, can a man and woman have a platonic friendship?

Our genetics simply drive our attraction to the opposite sex.

The likelihood that at least one party is drawn to the other sexually is very high, regardless of whether or not anything ever comes of it.

That’s called a date.” “I know first-hand, both through personal experience and through witnessing it, that men and women can be friends. More often than not, either the man or woman at some point in time, wanted “more”—either to have sex, date, or to have a relationship.