Could a man and a woman be "just" friends?
Can it be possible or is it just one of the old myths? Are we able to believe and find ourselves in a non-sexual relationship between man and woman?
Personally, I think there isn't any "true" answer to this question. Everyone has different approach and experience regarding true friendship. A coin has always two sides, that is why one of the sides, he or she, will be probably interested in more than just a platonic relationship.
Have you ever heard a saying: "men are from Mars and women are from Venus". I think the catchphrase is commonly used for both genders to show and to explain basic difference in thinking, communication style or expression of feelings. Nowadays the difference between two sexes is winding up and is becoming more and more unclear. Generally speaking, women were considered for a long time as a weaker sex. In these days, females have become as active as males in many countries; taking part in elections and in social events or even they have appeared to be more competitive in "typical'' men's jobs or sports. This shows that a man might see in a woman not only an object of beauty and physical attraction but think of her as a "workmate" and good a "buddy".
As it was believed many years ago, a platonic relationship couldn't be possible between male and female. Most probably it would end soon or later in "crossing the sex line". Women have been seen as sexual objects and created to give birth to their offspring. On the contrary, men have been taught and conditioned to hunt for food and protect their family.
I think that we can't contradict ourselves or better to say our human nature. What happened with human attraction, lust and tension? In my opinion, those feelings are inseparable from us- "human beings" but can be fully controlled. A simple platonic hug can't be for "her/him" something more than a friendly cuddle. The basics of friendship are interest and confidence, not gender! What is worth to remember that woman and man should have the same crystal clear view regarding the matter in platonic relationship.
As far as I'm concerned, I think that the question about man's and woman's friendship still remains open. What do you think about it?
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