10 December 2011

Men and Women Can't Be Friends

If you follow me on twitter, you might have seen this video I posted a couple of days ago. If not, enjoy, before I dive in:

Honestly, you only have to watch the first minute to realize that it's true: men and women can't be friends. Without fail, every girl says yes, and every guy says no. It doesn't get much clearer than that, right?

I have a lot of things swirling around in my head about this one. I'm sure had I been interviewed, I would have said yes, just like the rest of the girls. Because I want to be friends with guys, but evidently, it's not gonna happen.

So I guess my only option now is to ask: what now?
If you agree (or if you don't!) that guy and girls can't be friends, what does that mean? How does that change communication and interactions between guys and girls? Should it change?

Does this make you want to watch When Harry Met Sally?
Please chime in with a comment, I'm really interested in what you have to say!


  1. I guess I think it depends on the level of friendship. If you're constantly doing things one on one together and getting into deeper conversations, those feelings are bound to happen on one or both sides.

    And I always want to watch When Harry Met Sally.

  2. I agree with the statement that men and women can't be just friends without at least one of them developing feelings for the other. While I do agree with Jordan, I would bring up the question of how are we defining friends and a friendship, because if it's not growing or developing and simply remaining stagnant, can that actually be constituted as a friendship?

  3. Great thoughts from you both, thanks for chiming in. Ashley, I think this is the dilemma -- how do we have friends/friendships with the opposite gender while still respecting the possibility of developing a relationship that becomes more than friendship?
    Is it just a matter of staying honest, and both being aware of that happening, and not acting on it?