Friday, July 2, 2010

Boys and Girls

I've always thought of myself as the kind of girl that had great friendships with members of the opposite sex. I mean, I have plenty of guy friends and so often these are more valuable to me than the female friendships I have.

I used to believe that it is possible for two people of the opposite sex to be in a friendship without any romantic implications.I don't see any harm in calling a guy you're friends with for long conversations or just hanging out with him. It's something that I do without realising that the the other person might take it the wrong way. So, you can imagine my suprise when I'm standing there with this person and he doesn't like me "like that". Somewhere in the middle of my trying to establish a perfectly platonic friendship, I am incorrectly labelled as romantically interested; what the hell?!

Now, I wonder about this friendship-with-men business; is it possible? Could it be that I send the wrong impression or is my behaviour misunderstood? Do I subconsciously have romantic interests that I myself don't even know about? *sigh* Your guess is as good as mine....

1 comment:

  1. Sounds to me like HE'S the one misinterpreting things--not you! There are many reasons why guys feel the need to "confront" their female friends about this sort of thing. He may be interested in someone and afraid she may not approve of his female friends. Someone may have mentioned to him that you could be interested--thus planting the idea that didn't previously exist. It sounds like it may be a moment of insecurity on his part.