She indicated that her platonic friend expressed the idea that maybe 10 years down the road they might get together.
As my facialist talked about her platonic relationship with me, she decided they might be headed down a dangerous road.
If you are doing this knowing that it is not wise for you to become more than friends, you are playing with matches beside a gasoline can.
Don’t Treat Guys Like Your Girls If your girlfriend has on a new shirt or gets a haircut, you’re going to compliment her—that’s what good friends do. “Male friends have to be handled differently than girlfriends—especially if you think there is an attraction on his side,” De Alto says.“There’s always going to be that question mark and possibility that one of you will change your mind.” (Hear from real women on whether Men Can Really Be "Just Friends" with Women.)The best you can do is to be as clear from the start that you’re looking for a platonic relationship and avoid delivering mixed signals—which is where these five steps come in.Drop the “Boyfriend” Early“If you have a boyfriend or significant other, make sure it’s included in the conversation earlier rather than later,” advises Rachel De Alto, relationship coach and author of Stick to Group Hangs If you aren’t involved with someone, spending time alone is just asking for trouble. So how can you let a guy know you just want to be friends without him thinking you’re secretly looking for something more? 14 Things Men Wish Women Knew.) Not surprising, but a bummer—friends make us happier and healthier, and you can’t control who you click with.In Thomas Hardy’s tragic rural romance Jude the Obscure, Sue tells her love interest and cousin that women could maintain a non-sexual relationship with the opposite sex but “men can't, because they — won't.” A recent study has revealed that most people think a little bit better of us menfolk than Mr. Researchers at The University of Alabama surveyed 418 college students and found that both genders are equally optimistic about men and women being platonic friends.