Men and women dating and friendship
I remember feeling a vague mistrust toward Adam Driver’s character in when all his friends were revealed to be women in a 2012 episode.And, a few years later, I shyly confronted the man I was dating about why he didn’t have any male friends (he had never thought about it before) and then less shyly insinuated that he had hooked up with one of his female friends (they started dating after we broke up).—to assume that a man who spends most of his time with women is just trying to hook up with them, or that he’s gay.“That opens up a different kind of relationship, which is more apt to lead to a platonic friendship than ever before.”Friendships between superiors and subordinates are still rare today—in times, when bosses were mostly male and women primarily reported to them, platonic friendships at work were even more unlikely.Now we expect men to make themselves available to female co-workers as friends and mentors, and vice versa.“I needed support and intimacy that wasn’t tied up into one relationship,” he said.But Hamlett’s essay doesn’t address the men who recognize the importance of emotional sharing, and who seek that out not just from one woman but from a network of friends.“It really is easier for me to just be casual with women, and eventually become friends, rather than dudes,” he says of his platonic friendships.
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