“When Harry Met Sally” posed the age-old question, and seemed to answer it: No. This popular You Tube video posits largely the same premise – men will always want to sleep with their platonic girlfriends.
Meanwhile, women rated their same-sex friendships higher on all these counts.
They expect more emotional rewards from friendship than men do, explained Sapadin, so they’re easily disappointed when they don’t receive them. “Men confide in women.” This all reinforces a principle extolled in my book, “Why He Disappeared”.
Men don’t choose women because you’re taller, smarter, richer, funnier or more sophisticated.
Men choose women because you listen to them, provide empathy and support and affection – none of which he really gets from his guy friends.
As for me, I do believe that men and women can be friends.