Boil it down to the inherent differences between the sexes. What's more, there are good reasons for them to do so.Society has long singled out romance as the prototypical male-female relationship because it spawns babies and keeps the life cycle going; cross-sex friendship, as researchers call it, has been either ignored or trivialized.
Some say, “Yes, of course it is possible, I have lots of great friends of the opposite gender and while sometimes attraction exists, we are mature enough to handle it and not let it get in the way.” Others say “No, you are crazy, when the relationship gets too personal eventually one party will develop romantic feelings for the other, and if their desire to be more than ‘just friends’ is one-sided it will ruin everything.”I think this complicated question deserves a complicated answer.
Think about specific examples of times that you’ve experienced feelings of love. There are ways you can figure this out without risking the friendship.
If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, it may explain at least one of their shared beliefs: Men and women can't be real friends.
Over the course of our time together, we talked about plenty of our romantic and sexual preferences, but neither of us pressed for anything physical.
We kept things friendly and fun rather than expecting things to turn romantic or physical right away.