Oooh, I liked today’s question:
After all is said and done, can men and women really be just friends?
Now, obviously, there is a lot of context missing to this question. Generally? Yes, I think they can. I would say that, growing up especially, 95% of my friends were male. That’s not to say that from time to time, feelings didn’t arise, but for the most part, we all stayed quite chummy without crossing any boundaries.
But do you mean, perhaps, after a relationship? Because I’m inclined to say no to that one. Granted, all of this comes from my personal experiences and observations, but I’ve never seen a man and a woman end a relationship and still be functional as friends. And I think there’s nothing wrong with that. I think there SHOULD be a definite and final end when a relationship ends, one that allows everyone to move on. Friendship MIGHT develop.. but typically, it should be years down the road.
Of course, some readers of this blog would need to be reminded that there is no general blanket answer to this question. There are exceptions to every rule.
But having said all of that, do you agree or disagree?