So are you just friends or have you been friend-zoned? Sometimes the opposite sex being strictly friends can cause a whirlwind of trouble, no matter what the situation is you will always be quizzed on your intentions and subject to rumours.
If your friend of the opposite sex is hot, get ready to be grilled about if you like them a little bit more than just a friend and to be honest if they are hot you’d probably be lying if you said you hadn’t thought about it at least once.
Never mind getting into the idea of what happens when one of you get into a relationship.
Friendship is something based on mutual trust, loyalty and respect. If you find someone who is just as goofy as you are and will support you no matter what, gender doesn’t really matter. Friendship is sacred, as the old saying goes, you can’t choose your family but you can choose your friends, so choose wisely.
So we’ve established being friends is fine, when its just you and them, but what happens when other people are thrown into the mix. Be prepared to get a visit from that little green eyed monster.
Can your partner have a friend of the opposite sex?
No matter how much you love and trust your other half you will get jealous of their friends. Girls you’ll begin to look at his girl best friend and try and work out her intentions, you’ll compare how she looks, how she dresses and her interests. It will be pretty much everything about her.
Even with these feelings, never ask yourself if she’s better, he chose you not her. It’s ok to have these feelings, but don’t let them linger for too long because it could lead to problems within your relationship.
If you actually take the time to get to know his friends you’ll probably realise you have nothing to worry about, instead you’ve gained a new girlfriend of your own to join you in cookie dough filled pyjama parties whenever he’s out of town.
This doesn’t just apply for girls, but boys if your girlfriend’s best friend is a guy, don’t go all macho trying to prove you’re better because there is nothing attractive about men acting like wild animals battling for their manhood.
Relax and use them to your advantage. I can guarantee if you she’s mad at you, he’ll have her favourite takeaway, florist and candy store on speed dial from all the times he’s had to become her girlfriend and cheer her up, so he’ll have you back in her good graces before you could count to three. He will become the greatest wing man you’ll ever have if you’ll just let him.
So the moral of the story is the opposite sex can be just friends, its just a little bit more work, but anything good in life is worth working for, so make the effort and make even better memories.