Monday, June 10, 2013

Can Men and Women Be Friends?

Photo Courtesy of Salon

Adrian F. Ward brings up the much debated question:  can men and women just be friends?  Ward’s opinion was “probably not” as a new study from Scientific American suggests that the conclusions are split by gender.  The study reveals that men find it hard to just be friends with women, while women are able to differentiate friendship more in platonic terms.  The results of the study suggest that men and women do have “vastly different views of what it means to be ‘just friends’ – and this can lead to “potential trouble.”  Even these results infer that men think with their other heads, even when it comes to a so-called platonic friendship.  Can women teach men to overcome this barrier or are their male friends just waiting for an opportunity to jump their bones if there is an opening in the future?

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