Few other questions have provoked debates as intense, family dinners as awkward, literature as lurid , or movies as memorable. Still, the question remains unanswered. Daily experience suggests that non-romantic friendships between males and females are not only possible, but common—men and women live, work, and play side-by-side, and generally seem to be able to avoid spontaneously sleeping together. In order to investigate the viability of truly platonic opposite-sex friendships—a topic that has been explored more on the silver screen than in the science lab—researchers brought 88 pairs of undergraduate opposite-sex friends into…a science lab.
Platonic relationships with the opposite sex • xanadumovie.com
Firstly, I want to discuss some of the misconceptions about platonic relationship. Platonic relationships are always just friendships. This is not the case. For a platonic relationship to be successful, romantic emotions and attraction should not be present. Whilst affection and care is essential in the relationship, it should never become sexual. There are numerous benefits to having a platonic relationship.
The Widespread Suspicion of Opposite-Sex Friendships
Are friendship with members of the opposite sex good or bad for you? Well, as usual, it depends on who you ask. Even without taking things to the extreme, many men and women tend to hang out with members of the opposite sex for platonic relationships and not only while single. Now an article in the Huffington Post tells us that this may not be such a good idea.
This idea might be perpetuated by the countless movies and TV shows that depict friends who end up falling in love with each other. The list could go on forever. The people who think that could not be more wrong. Romance is constantly shoved down our throats by the media.