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Challenges confronting cross-sex friendships: Much ado about nothing? We're accustomed to warnings about how the internet facilitates both emotional and physical affairs, but several of the speakers at Bold Boundaries pointed out that the non-corporeal nature of online communication actually made these friendships easier and less sexually charged.
Friendship maintenance: An analysis of individual and dyad behaviors. Netflix's latest true crime doc looks so chilling. Men and women can be friends, every presenter at the conference argued, and not just with their spouses.
Opposite-sex friendships may also harm romantic relationships. The close friendship is what counts; the fact that your buddy is the opposite gender is just bonus. Human Relations. OK, for some friends this would be a definite negative. In addition, social learning theory predicts that if cross-sex friendships are a result of the desire for sexual access and protection, this is because they are imitating other cross-sex friendships.
When your BFF is the opposite sex, you get to spend a lot of time seeing the world through their eyes. Opposite-sex friendships may also harm romantic relationships. Bleske-Rechek et al. Academy of Management Journal. Women were more likely than men to say attraction was a drawback: 47 percent of women ages 18 to 23 listed attraction as a cost of an opposite-sex friendship, while 22 percent of men said the same.