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|By Joel Cairo on Sunday, August 2, 1998 - 12:38 pm:|
--as working colleagues in the office
--as part of a heterosexual couple in friendship with another heterosexual couple
--straight women sometimes strike up friendships with gay men
--gay men and women sometimes strike up friendships with each other
--ex-lovers frequently remain friends and keep in contact
--and, of couse, there are always single, unattached women and men who recognize that they are not romantically or sexually compatible but have something in common and want to be friendly
Many other patterns can be identified. The question has a certain myopia that I find both curious and charming.
|By D.M.R. on Sunday, August 2, 1998 - 09:00 pm:|
I must also add that since all of my friend to boyfriend transitions have failed to my dismay, who the hell am I to even attempt to explain this?
|By -oDDBALL oDD- on Tuesday, August 4, 1998 - 06:41 am:|
I also beleive that men and women can be platonic friends, but that the male sex drive ESPECIALLY (as well as the women's) gets in the way.
Men are designed to want to nail everything. That is neither a good thing or a bad thing...it just is. If they wanna be friends and if the man has some self control and if the woman has some sense...then they have a shot at friendship. Otherwise, they will fuck.
And what's wrong with that?