I'm beginning to wonder. I think it is almost impossible to have a male friend. it always ends up with him wanting to eventually sleep with you. I do have one male friend but he is gay. He is a true gem. I wish I could find more like him!
I found that having male friends was healthier than females. At least in the past. Not to say that I couldn't have had female friends but the amount of drama was far less. Now that I am older it is easier to nurture friendships with women.
There isn't a single one of my male friends who can say that I had anything more than a friendship with him. In fact, I am travelling to Miami to spend a week with a (straight) friend whom I have known for 20 years. He and I were never involved. This may be one of the rare instances.
On my case..they REALLY exist!!! My male friends are fun to hang out with, reliable, adventurous and respectful. I have no problem on defending it as my experience is so positive and even if we don't think alike we still can count on each other and call us great friends! My female friends are sensitive, sweet and great for some girl time and my male friends are adventurous, players and great for more heavier stuff.
VIVE LA DIFFERENCE!
I love having male friends...Unfortunately,I only have a couple. I made it very clear to my ,male, friends that I have no interest but a friendship. Some of them accept and some try to persuade me into a relationship. One thing I know, is that those that stick around are my true ,male, friends that care and respects me. Yes, I do believe that a male can be friends with a female as long as you keep an open communication with them.
I have to agree with 4Ever. I think that your theory is flawed, Orlando. It does make for a good conversation and the percentages may favor your theory in the end but not anywhere near 100%. How many of the women that you asked have actually asked their male friends if they would sleep with them given the opportunity? And, it may just be wishfull thinking by the women when in reality the male friends would have no interest at all.
I have lots of female friends and I have no desire to sleep with any of them. Just because what she has between her legs is different than what I have doesn't make her attractive to me and just because she's attractive to me doesn't mean I want whats between her legs.
The benefit of friendship is that it allows you to accept a persons imperfections without being driven absolutely insane by them.
As a teenager I had more male friends then female friends, now that I am well beyond those years this has reversed. The last male friend that I considered to be a "good" friend, I married and I can assure you it did not turn out well. I learned after we married that he had intent to be with me from the very beginning and for two years he played it very well. Although I am doubtful that a man can simply be friends with a woman I would like to try as I do enjoy being with the opposite sex just on a more intellectual level. It is always interesting to see, hear and learn the views of a man-some times funny sometimes challenging and somtimes totally the opposite of how I would have thought (which is what makes it so fun).