Can You Be Friends With the Opposite Sex?

Can You Be Friends With the Opposite Sex?

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The answer to this question is yes and no. First let me tell you why you can’t be friends with someone of the opposite sex. Sometimes men deceive themselves into thinking that they will never cheat on their wife or significant other only to one day find themselves in bed with a woman who is “just a friend.”

As a man, if you are attracted to a woman who’s your friend, then it’s best to keep your distance; your attraction to her will turn to lust if you spend too much time together.  Also, your knowing details about her personal life will create a dangerous level of intimacy between the two of you.

One of the keys to having friends of the opposite sex is ensuring that your friends are not the type to break up your home. Be sure that they have integrity and respect for your relationship. That way, if you do start to fall for them they’ll be strong enough to check you if you get out of order. If that person is only your friend just because they want to sleep with you, then they’re looking for a booty call, not friendship.

With women it’s tough because women are attracted to men with position and power. Women also like men who have integrity (for some women it’s a turn on) and are family-oriented. Sometimes men can take advantage of women because those women are attracted to his power or position. Just keep in mind that you don’t want to lose your friendship over lust. One night in the bed can ruin the friendship and eliminate all the true benefits of having a real friend.

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Shon Hyneman

Single Father, Mentor, Blogger. The author of 5 books and founder of Never Again Ministries, a place where we can walk through life together. Shon also hosts of The Doctor of Love Show Podcast where he discusses real topics on relationships in a spiritual and practical way so you can apply it to your everyday life. You can subscribe to The Doctor of Love Show Podcast on Stitcher, iTunes, iHeartRadio and Google Play