Normal Male-Female Friendships
We often have visitors write in with solutions to each others' problems. Here is a visitor's solution to one of our visitor's questions.
Original Visitor's Question from a 31-40 year old Male
Is it normal for a married man, or a man that is not single to think it is ok to say i love you to female friends? Or to hold hands with another female friend or ex-girlfriend? especially if they are really close?
Is it normal for a married man, or man that is not single to watch a movie with a close female friend and cuddle up to them, and be very intimate with them without kissing or sex?
User Submitted Advice from a 51-60 year old Female
Hitting on people
My married friends, both male and female fight me off like I was Jack the Ripper when I want a hug. When you are single, both genders are afraid you are trying to hit on them, even if all you want to express is "thank you for being my friend". EVERYTHING is interpreted as having sexual overtones these days.
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