Can a man and a woman be jusffriends? Well, yes and no. Most women say yes; most men say no. It is certainly possible for friendship to blossom into a sexual and romantic thing. (Why do you think When Harry Met Sally i s still such a popular video rental, and Friends and Dawson's Creek still rule in cable reruns five days a week?) Often exes can be friends after the sexual passion has gone and some time has passed so that neither is confused by kindness or emotional intimacy. Remembering what was or what might have been is harder than starting from ground zero, with no history.
The advantage of opposite-sex friendships is that you can share dating tips and insights. This is probably why so many women have gay male friends: They can get the insight without the hassle of wondering about sex with one another.
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