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Old 10-03-2012, 07:02 AM
 
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:10 AM
 
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As a woman who has a lot of male friends (and an equal number of female friends), I think it's healthy. I remember once mentioning to a guy I was IMing after we contacted each other online that I had a lot of guy friends, and that made meeting men while I was out difficult - everyone assumed I was dating one of the men I was with. He immediately said "I don't like girls who are friends with guys." and blipped off the screen. The conversation had been rolling along quite pleasantly up to that point. I mean, obviously, I'm glad nothing got off the ground, but nearly a decade later I remain mystified as to what this guy was hoping he would find in a relationship. I mean, he's a guy and he was apparently looking for a woman who would have no meaningful relationships with any male other than her romantic partner and maybe her family? That just seems insane. It's like saying "I want a woman who doesn't relate well to men or like them."
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:28 AM
 
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This isn't an exam you know.

Now, why don't YOU go and sit in a quite room with a few sharpened pencils and an eraser and do a couple of sides of A4.

When finished, read it out aloud, congratulate yourself, screw it up and throw it in a bin.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:28 AM
 
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I've lost touch with a lot of them now, but I used to have loads of female friends.

Most people had no probem with it, but the really insecure, neurotic ones used to try to make a big issue of it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:31 AM
 
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This isn't an exam you know.

Now, why don't YOU go and sit in a quite room with a few sharpened pencils and an eraser and do a couple of sides of A4.

When finished, read it out aloud, congratulate yourself, screw it up and throw it in a bin.
I don't understand what you actually mean in this post.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:31 AM
 
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I dated a guy once when I was in high school who 'demanded' I quit talking to all of my male friends..........hahahahahaha

He never did have a steady girlfriend in high school, I wonder how he's done the rest of his life.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:35 AM
 
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Well I don't have any friends that are girls, as I am too old to be associating with people that young, but I know many women who are friends of mine, and most people think I'm a pretty good guy.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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Nothing wrong with it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:59 AM
 
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Nothing wrong it with.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:05 AM
 
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Friends of the opposite sex are fine, and I think its healthy actually, but I notice that I tend not to be attracted to girls have loads of male friends. Not BECAUSE they have male friends, but I pick up subtle things that are a turn off.

Its great having someone you can hang out with and then hang out with her male friends, but some women keep the "bro" attitude going 24/7 and I want to date a female, not a male. Some women can't seperate from that mentallity.

I see the same thing with guys with lots of female friends.

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