*UNPOPULAR OPINION ALERT BLOG*
For the longest time in life we want all the girls in class to be out best friends.
Then suddenly the girl drama becomes too much and it becomes very popular to say “My best friend *insert male name* and I are going on a trip together”.
Of course we all have assume this is strictly platonic.
But really, is this possible?
I have always been in a male dominated environment at school and work.
Lucky girl, you might think.
I must admit, there was probably a lot less gossiping and playing mean.
But at times I was really longing for female company and advice only women can give.
I had my fair share of male “best friends”.
But honestly looking back it, there was always one ending up hurt.
People either felt sorry for me for being “friendzoned” or blamed me for”friendzoning” someone.
Maintaining a friendship with the other gender becomes even more complicated when you’re in a committed relationship yourself.
Of course, relationships are about trust.
But hanging out with that one special friend every second weekend, in my eyes, is trying to make someone jealous with intention.
I’m not sure about the exact meaning of friendship, but if it contains regularly meeting up with each other, I don’t think men and women can be friends without someone getting hurt.
Yet, I have one confession to make.
I do have a male best friend.
His name is Jasper and we’ve been together for nearly 3 years 😉
What do you think, can men and women be friends? Even when one of them is in a relationships?
Do you have any good or bad experiences yourself with this?