| | Re: Ladies, do you have guy friends that really are just friends?
Yes, I do have male friends who are just friends, I always have. I have far less of them these days than in the past, but that's got nothing to do with my relationship. I will admit, as well, that a couple of those friends were more than friends at one time in the past, but that is all in the past. There is no expectation, promise of, or hope for anything more than friendship on either side. For many years, my best friend was a guy I dated for 2 months at the age of 18. When he and I both married other people, our spouses didn't believe our friendship was nothing more than friendship and asked us to end the friendship; we did so for their peace of mind, not because we would actually do anything. Then, my other male best friend was there for me through my horrible marriage, my quick but not fun divorce and for the years after. He is still a dear friend, although he lives far away and we rarely talk these days. I have another male friend that I never dated, and we both know it's nothing more than friendship.
People always act as though simply because one is a man and one is a woman that there must be some kind of physical attraction or romantic feelings there. That's not the case. Just as two women can be friends and not be attracted to each other, or two men can do so, a man and a woman CAN be just friends.