My longtime readers will recall a question I posed almost a year ago: Can a man and a woman be “just friends” and nothing more? The question sparked quite an interesting debate, and even though some say it’s possible, I remain firmly in the “it’s highly unlikely” camp. I don’t think that persons of the opposite sex can be friends without one or the both of them developing some sort of attraction/interest in the other that will end up complicating the friendship. And now my friends at Reader’s Digest agree with me. In this month’s issue, columnist Jean Marie Laskas, a regular contributor to my most favoritest of magazines, answers “life’s 25 toughest questions.” One of these questions is “Can a man and woman ever just be friends?” Her answer: “For a short time perhaps. Making the friendship last requires that you find each other at least vaguely repulsive. Good luck!”
Thoughts? Discuss amongst yourselves! I’m off to dye my hair.