Fear of the female best friend
|What is it like to be the female best friend to a guy when|
the world believes men and women cannot be friends?
What is it like to be the female best friend to a guy when the world believes men and women cannot be friends?
I would wager that most people believe there is no possibility of men and women being strictly platonic friends. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard people utter the Steve Harvey philosophy on men and women being friends.
Truth be told, men like Steve Harvey cannot be friends with women. I do not see Harvey as the type of man who respects women in any way as equal persons. So, for Harvey (and men like Harvey), women serve only one purpose in his vision of manhood...to be conquered.
People typically form friendships with people whom they envision are of the same calibre of character or on their level in some form or fashion. Many people cannot fathom women and men being on the same level (meaning compatible) ...at least not without underlying motives of connecting romantically.
Therefore, there is inherent suspicision when men and women form friendships. That suspicion only increases when the level of friendship reaches "best friend" status.
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