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Platonic relationships

Postby jag78 » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 2:26 pm

A girlfriend of mine told me her guy friend confessed his feelings for her, this after years of friendship. She doesn't believe now that men and women can ever be friends without romantic attraction complicating the friendship but I think it's possible (?). And where do we draw the line in a platonic relationship? Thoughts anyone? Thanks!

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Postby Baron Greenback » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 3:18 pm

Ahh this old chestnut, can men & women be friends without the guy thinking of anything else?

Who really knows? the guys do, and a gentlemen never speaks of such things 8)
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Postby Bafana » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 4:52 pm

Normally it stays platonic until the woman gives the go ahead for some further investigations on the mans part - For us guys its only normal to think of everywoman as a potential mate unless they are from your own family.

BTW what happened with your friend - Did she give him the thumbs up or are they not alking anymore???

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Postby KT » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 5:19 pm

"Men don't have platonic friends. We just have women we haven't fuucked yet."

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Postby dot dot dot » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 5:22 pm

platonic relationships is all I ever had with women, I never found more intimacy then in the platonic... :P

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Postby Saint » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 5:30 pm

Platonic is a word us men use as an excuse when we're not able to get past 1st base!

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Postby Wild Rover » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 5:31 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:platonic relationships is all I ever had with women,

Eric


Eric, you missed out the "........until I was six..." :lol:
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Postby locallass » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 5:33 pm

Men *shakes head* Sex is all you think about.

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Postby dot dot dot » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 5:38 pm

Wild Rover wrote:
Eric from the Netherlands wrote:platonic relationships is all I ever had with women,

Eric


Eric, you missed out the "........until I was six..." :lol:


I do indeed feel pretty young... :wink:

Locallass.... us men do not always think about sex, really... 8)

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Postby Wild Rover » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 5:40 pm

locallass wrote:Men *shakes head* Sex is all you think about.


Locallass, that's just not true, we also think of other things too like... errr, mmmhh, well other things.
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Postby Carpe Diem » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 5:41 pm

So God calls to Adam and says, "Adam, I have some good news and some bad news. What do you want to hear first?"
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Then Adam says, "OK, so what's the bad news?"
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Postby Carpe Diem » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 5:43 pm

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HOW TO SATISFY A MAN:
Show up naked with food.
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Postby dot dot dot » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 5:57 pm

And a Belgian beer... :wink:

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Postby Bafana » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 6:02 pm

locallass wrote:Men *shakes head* Sex is all you think about.


Yes :cool:

Sometimes beer and food get a look in as well :wink:

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Postby jag78 » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 6:27 pm

Bafana wrote:BTW what happened with your friend - Did she give him the thumbs up or are they not alking anymore???


Hi Bafana,
Afraid no thumbs up for that chap as she has a boyfriend. Things got a little weird at first but she thinks everything's normal as they can get...strained of course, but that's a given with the circumstances... :wink:


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