So I have to ask the age old question: Can a guy and a girl be JUST friends? Is it possible for there to be a camaraderie without lust, or worse, love getting in the way?
We’ve all seen the romantic comedy films where two people meet, become friends, vow to themselves that they’re not interested in the other person, fall head over heels in love, get a broken heart and an awkward friendship, and then finally end up together with a smile and a kiss.
In A Lot Like Love, the main characters become friends, but write off each other as romantic partners. Over the period of 7 years they keep in touch, go through things together, fight, laugh, cry, etc. In the end they realize that they’re meant for each other. Does that really happen in real life? That’s just one example, we’ve all seen numerous films based around the premise of a ‘just friends’ relationship…but they never do stay ‘just friends’ do they? Interesting.
According to an article on teen advice on about.com, guys and girls can be just friends, and the idea that it’s impossible is appalling:
“Objections to these types of friendships come from a crude cultural belief that all guys view girls as sexual objects first and real people second.”