My wife doesn’t mind and we both know nothing will ever happen! The problem with such proclamations is that they are typically made when one’s marriage is rock solid and going great — your love is so strong that the idea of having romantic feelings for your friend seems utterly outside the realm of possibility, as does the prospect of adultery.
Yet you simply never know what the future will bring. When they do, people often turn to their friends for emotional support.
If one's the same, I don't see why gender should when it comes to friendship.
Sunny / Korea I think it's hard for a man and a woman to be best friends for life, because your husband or wife can be jealous.
As to the nuances of when/if you should tell a female friend about your feelings in order to see if they’re mutual? Now if you’re older and/or married/in a committed relationship, tread much more carefully with opposite-sex friendships.
I personally would say that after you get hitched, you shouldn’t have an opposite-sex friend you spend time with without your spouse. “I’ve got a great female friend I hang out with all the time.
Sarah / England Men and women can be best friends for life.
Social psychologists around the world have actually spent a lot of time researching what’s referred to as “cross-sex” friendships, and what they’ve found is that old Harry may have been on to something when he quipped that “men and women can’t be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.” In one study, researchers at the University of Wisconsin brought 88 pairs of cross-sex friends into a lab.
Warren / Canada I think it's possible, but really unlikely.
Naturally, I believe that the relationship between a man and a woman usually has other connotations than it would be with .
The pairs were required to promise in front of each other that they would refrain from discussing the study after they left the lab.
They were then separated and asked a series of questions to gauge their romantic feelings towards their opposite sex friends.
Lindsay / United States Yes, I think opposite sex can be best friends.