Tom, 27, first noticed that his friendships were skewing womanward in college. Friendships between men and women are on the rise in the U. He attributed the reported discrepancy to the subjectivity of relationships, and concluded that an equal percentage of men and women have platonic friendships. I attribute the difference to typical male hubris. Greif says that the number of men in platonic friendships with women has likely increased since he published Buddy System. The rise of male-female relationships in general has also made way for guys like Tom, whose friends are almost all women.
34 Things Every Woman With a Male Best Friend Understands, Because No, You're Not Dating
Last Updated: October 15, References. Tasha is affiliated with the Dwight D. There are 16 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed , times. Even the most stable and healthy relationships can be rocked to their cores when one partner has a close friendship with a member of the opposite sex.
5 Reasons You and Your Guy Friend Are Still "Just Friends"
Hanging out with your best guy friend may give you some relief from the typical girl drama you learn about at Sunday brunch with your roommates from college. In our society — where Tinder messages have replaced hand-written birthday cards and 3 a. Often, our friends echo us in terms of personality, morals, values, socioeconomics and goals.
For most of my life, I've been a woman with male best friends. I don't mean that in some gross, off-putting "I don't get along with other women because I am way too sexxxy" kind of way — most of my friends do happen to be women. But for whatever reason, I've typically also had more close male friends than the average lady. When you're a woman with a male best friend, people think that you're up to something.