Now we are getting into a subject here that has caused a lot of controversy because women will almost definitely say yes, Men and Women can be just friends. But Men will usually 9/10 times say no, it’s not realistic. And guess who’s right again? Yes it’s Men it is completely going against the grain for Men and Women to be just friends, and sooner or later either the Man or the Woman is going to get feelings for the other person.
The laws of physical attraction just don’t allow for men and women to be just friends, this is something that has only recently come into play as the other 99% of the time humans have been around there is not a single shred of ethnographic evidence to suggest that Men and Women had platonic relationships.
But times have changed and so have social dynamics in which humans interact with each other, we live in a world where Men and Women learn, work, and socialise together so if you want to thrive in this modern world you’d better get good at having platonic relationships with Women. Reduced to the core a friendship is a social exchange, each of you has needs and the trade of needs has to be fair and when the needs of two people are different, someone usually ends up getting hung out to dry.