I love these women; they’ve made me the man I am today.However, there was a time that I was extremely self-conscious about my lack of male friends.The likelihood that at least one party is drawn to the other sexually is very high, regardless of whether or not anything ever comes of it.This is the reason jealousy and infidelity exists; we are not wired to be a monogamous species." Dr.What really matters here is If you can answer yes to these questions, then at least you know you’re with a guy who makes an effort to never exclude you or make you feel less than his priority.If the answer to any of those is no, then you may have a right to be concerned about his female friendships (and vice versa, if you’re the one with guy friends and don’t do him the same courtesy). To be frank, this is an issue for which I would never offer a concrete prescription because I just know that so many couples vary wildly in their rules for platonic friendships.
I couldn’t grasp why the people who felt most foreign to me were the ones who looked the most like me.From my experiences, I know that I’m in the minority.I know that it took me years to get to the point where I didn’t need to sleep with every hot girl I knew. It’s depressing to think that no man can be a real friend, no matter how well you get along. I think the correct answer is, “Yes…but only under the right circumstances.” Growing up, two of my best friends were girls.
But I’ll admit, things were made easier because I was never physically attracted to either of them.
4, in which I basically said: “Don’t forbid your man from having friendships with other females.” I remember writing that and immediately having the same worries some other readers had when they read it, which was “Yep…that’s right…sort of” and then proceeded to think of a bunch of questions whose answers could render his platonic friendship totally unacceptable. When you think of your boyfriend sharing popcorn at the movies with another woman, or I imagine a girlfriend heading out in her adorable summer dress to relax in the park with another guy, it’s impossible to stop that primal knot of unease working through your stomach. Unfortunately, there’s no set blueprint or rule for whether male/female friendships are ok when you’re in a relationship.