Lately, I’ve been reading several blogs, mostly written by men, that it’s impossible for a man and woman to be just friends. I totally disagree. I’ve had many relationships with guys over the years where it was simply that, we were just friends.

We’d talk all the time about dating, relationships, and life and just hang out. Fortunately, I only had one really jealous boyfriend who had a problem with me having friends of the opposite sex. He had trust issues which is why we broke up in the first place, but that’s another story.

I’ve found it’s sometimes easier to have a male friend because he’s able to put things into perspective in a way your girls couldn’t. Why listen to advice from a single girlfriend when it comes to advice about men when you can ask your male friend who’s probably been in the same situation. After all, he is a man so he should know a little better how men think.

I’m not going to lie, most of my relationships started out as us just being friends but I think you know from the beginning if you want the relationship to evolve into more. I don’t know what it is but some men seem to be incapable of handling platonic friendships especially if the woman is attractive. Some will do everything in their power to try to win you over. I had this happen a few times, gave in once and realized it would never work out because I just didn’t see him romantically. Personally, once you’re in the friend category you’re there for life, there’s nothing you can do to change my mind.

I’m interested to hear what others think about men and women being “just friends.”