For women, having male friends is not uncommon. Many women talk to and hang out with guys on a strictly friendly level. These are what are commonly known as friend-boys.
Having male friends carries with it many interesting and unique benefits...
Women often find it easier to talk to men
One reason for this is that guys don’t often get caught up in emotions and can be very neutral when it comes to many subjects. They also tend to be very honest which can make for some useful and valuable advice.
Guys are easy to have fun with on a strictly friendly level
They are often spontaneous and don’t have a problem taking part in a number of activities as long as they aren’t too “girly”.
Being friends with a guy can give you a male perspective
Have you ever found yourself in a sticky relationship situation? Perhaps you wanted a male perspective just to see how someone of the opposite sex would react. A male friend could provide this for you.
Men can also be objective, which often helps where other relationships are concerned. Take advantage of the advice and pay attention to male reactions. You never know just what you might learn.
Friendships between women and men are usually drama free
Despite what men may think, women don’t like drama either. While both sexes have differing opinions on what is often classified as drama, both will agree that relationships are the most fun and interesting when they are drama free. A woman can talk to a man and most of the time won’t have to worry about getting an unusual or unreasonable reaction.
Men and women can take part of a wide variety of activities together
These may include: playing sports, watching movies, cooking, or simply hanging out. Each can learn from the other.
A relationship between a man and woman that is purely platonic will have no strings attached. There won’t be a set time for each to call the other, a set time to go out unless firm plans have been made, and the atmosphere will remain, for the most part, relaxed. It’s easy to relax around guys because most of them are relatively laid back.
Men and women can provide objective professional advice to one another. This is especially important when co-workers of the opposite sex are friends.
Each female and male friendship will come with its own set of benefits
No matter what they are, enjoy being friends. Bear in mind that you aren’t bound by anything more and take the friendship for what it is - a man and woman who simply love spending time together in a purely platonic fashion.