Can you honestly have platonic friends?
July 22, 2012 3:28 PM Subscribe
Is it possible to have platonic female/male friends?
posted by ohtimorousme to Human Relations (61 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I had a best friend in high school and for awhile i thought it was platonic until 2 years later when he confessed that he liked me as more then friends and wanted to date. He got a girlfriend some time later and we never really talked much after that.
I also have a married guy friend i usually see on occasion in a group outing. He has informed me that every guy i've ever been friends with has had a crush on me at some point.
When Harry Met Sally has made me question this a bit, especially with my new found male friend that i talk to everyday to every other day for hours sometimes. This new friend has also told me that he doesn't talk to anyone else this much if that means anything.
Can you honestly be friends with someone without wanting more at some point?