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May 1, 2008 1:56 PM CST"PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
CapeDoctor
CapeDoctorCapeDoctorGreystones, Wicklow, Ireland17 Threads 2 Polls 198 Posts

"PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"(Vote Below)

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Sure - what's wrong with them???
81
56%
Are not possible if your a guy and she wants it.
9
6%
Are not possible if your a girl and he wants it.
2
1%
Are only possible if one or the other is gay
5
3%
Are a great way to start a realtionship!
20
14%
I am still good friends with all my ex's!!!
18
12%
Are like an insult to the other persons feelings!
10
7%
Total Votes
145
What do you people think about them? Are they good or bad - and is it ever worth "staying friends" with an ex???
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May 1, 2008 1:56 PM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
CapeDoctor
CapeDoctorCapeDoctorGreystones, Wicklow Ireland17 Threads 2 Polls 198 Posts
What do you people think about them? Are they good or bad - and is it ever worth "staying friends" with an ex???
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May 2, 2008 8:47 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
JohnnyT
JohnnyTJohnnyTDublin, Ireland22 Threads 3 Polls 878 Posts
CapeDoctor: What do you people think about them? Are they good or bad - and is it ever worth "staying friends" with an ex???


Nope. Best thing with an ex is to have as little contact as possible. In most circumstances anyway.

Platonic relationships - depends. 95% of the time they're false. Women are all for friendships and some guys will stick it out in "friend zone" for a while until they realise that once you've moved into friend zone - it's impossible to get out.

Then I suppose there is the other 5% where a platonic relationship is possible for whatever reason, maybe it's a childhood friend.

I have about 10 male friends that I could pretty much talk about anything to whereas I only have 2 female friends in the same catagory.

And I'd probably sleep with both of those anyway rolling on the floor laughing tongue
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May 2, 2008 6:13 PM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
CapeDoctor
CapeDoctorCapeDoctorGreystones, Wicklow Ireland17 Threads 2 Polls 198 Posts
Yeah I went with the last one...

I reckon platonic relationships can only exist when there is definitely NO physical attraction whatsoever! A hetrosexual male would never be able to have such a relationship with a female he finds attractive, unless he already found his perfect match somewhere else - and even so I doubt men would actively persue such a relationship anyway! We would much rather indulge in some male bonding at the pub than spend our weekends talking girlie stuff to our "platonic" friends lol!!!
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May 3, 2008 6:31 PM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
LoopyLinks
LoopyLinksLoopyLinksKilkenny, Ireland26 Threads 909 Posts
CapeDoctor: Yeah I went with the last one...

I reckon platonic relationships can only exist when there is definitely NO physical attraction whatsoever! A hetrosexual male would never be able to have such a relationship with a female he finds attractive, unless he already found his perfect match somewhere else - and even so I doubt men would actively persue such a relationship anyway! We would much rather indulge in some male bonding at the pub than spend our weekends talking girlie stuff to our "platonic" friends lol!!!


I disagree. Not all women talk "girlie" stuff! I have stayed friends with some ex's but that would always depend on how a relationship ended. I also have some male friends that I manage to have conversations with that dont involve Girlie stuff - whatever that is! Male bonding and female bonding is great, but sometimes its good to get another perspective. And I have gotten some great advice from male friends and think that I have given them good advice in return, whether it be relationship advice or career advice or just having a laugh. Anyway thats just my two cents worth...
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May 23, 2008 5:23 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
hazelnut
hazelnuthazelnutcork, Cork Ireland7 Posts
not unless it dosn't involve superglue laugh
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Jun 22, 2008 4:56 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
Blossom_june
Blossom_juneBlossom_juneDublin, Ireland5 Posts
Mmmmmmm......i dont think it's bad??? scold but i think the problem arise when you have a jealous bf/gf very mad then it would be bad.lol He'll thinks he's a rivalry. so i would say it depends grin
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Jun 22, 2008 5:08 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
Irishminx
IrishminxIrishminxCork, Ireland23 Threads 3,572 Posts
Half of my friends are male, I meet them for dinner/lunch or a drink. I am friendly with my two long term ex's, in fact, the latter is my best friend.

Friendships are a gift, therefore, I cherish them whether they are with my female or male friends.

And yes I have a plantonic relationship with my male friends. Maybe it depends on your maturity?!?

hug

Minx!
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Jun 22, 2008 6:08 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
Crystal29
Crystal29Crystal29Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK36 Threads 11,253 Posts
Irishminx: Half of my friends are male, I meet them for dinner/lunch or a drink. I am friendly with my two long term ex's, in fact, the latter is my best friend.

Friendships are a gift, therefore, I cherish them whether they are with my female or male friends.

And yes I have a plantonic relationship with my male friends. Maybe it depends on your maturity?!?



Minx!


I have a friend who I went out with for a couple of months last year...he has recently emailed me again and asked if we can meet up again just as friends, going to cinema, meals out together etc, etc...do you think a platonic friendship can work after we had a bit of a thing going on......Im not interested in going back to the way it was cos I was the one who finished it..... he is a nice guy and I enjoyed his company but do you think the 'just friends' thing could work?? Im not sure it can....what do you think????
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Jun 22, 2008 6:33 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
Irishminx
IrishminxIrishminxCork, Ireland23 Threads 3,572 Posts
Crystal29: I have a friend who I went out with for a couple of months last year...he has recently emailed me again and asked if we can meet up again just as friends, going to cinema, meals out together etc, etc...do you think a platonic friendship can work after we had a bit of a thing going on......Im not interested in going back to the way it was cos I was the one who finished it..... he is a nice guy and I enjoyed his company but do you think the 'just friends' thing could work?? Im not sure it can....what do you think????




Nothing ventured, Nothing gained Crystal,

Go for it girl!

handshake

Minx!
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Jun 22, 2008 7:08 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
Galwayman2008
Galwayman2008Galwayman2008Galway, Ireland11 Threads 360 Posts
Crystal29: I have a friend who I went out with for a couple of months last year...he has recently emailed me again and asked if we can meet up again just as friends, going to cinema, meals out together etc, etc...do you think a platonic friendship can work after we had a bit of a thing going on......Im not interested in going back to the way it was cos I was the one who finished it..... he is a nice guy and I enjoyed his company but do you think the 'just friends' thing could work?? Im not sure it can....what do you think????


Maybe the question is what do you want him as, a platonic friend or more ?. If you are clear about what you want, then you have your answer.
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Jun 25, 2008 2:22 PM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
catherinedeneuve
catherinedeneuvecatherinedeneuvecastlebar, Mayo Ireland11 Threads 264 Posts
CapeDoctor: What do you people think about them? Are they good or bad - and is it ever worth "staying friends" with an ex???
As fara as im concerned the only thing to come out of platonic relationships....are platonic babiesbanana wow confused doh beer lips
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Jun 25, 2008 5:02 PM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
Crystal29
Crystal29Crystal29Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK36 Threads 11,253 Posts
Galwayman2008: Maybe the question is what do you want him as, a platonic friend or more ?. If you are clear about what you want, then you have your answer.


I am sure I only want him as a platonic friend but not sure he would see it that way so may be easier just to let thing lie for the moment roll eyes
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Jul 29, 2008 8:26 PM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
avonlady123
avonlady123avonlady123dublin, Dublin Ireland7 Threads 852 Posts
CapeDoctor: What do you people think about them? Are they good or bad - and is it ever worth "staying friends" with an ex???


Its worth it to stay friends if you've resolved why the relationship went wrong and can agree to differ- i've stayed just friends with most of my exes with one exception - my ex husband!!!
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Jul 30, 2008 5:06 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
Ecoprincess
EcoprincessEcoprincessSligo/New Zealand, Sligo Ireland65 Threads 3 Polls 2,140 Posts
CapeDoctor: What do you people think about them? Are they good or bad - and is it ever worth "staying friends" with an ex???


Platonic, why is it that we give a specific name to define a relationship because we are not sexually active with that person.
I dont have to define my relationship with the girls I go around with as platonic? why define my relationship with a man as platonic and not just mates, friends etc.

At the end of the day we are all just people, doesn't matter what sex you are, you can choose friends or more. If you really want to feck up a good relationship add sex. rolling on the floor laughing

Platonic is a perfectly normal healthy relationship.

I know more men than women, don't have sex with them doh,
It is about maturity

wave to my platonic friends here hug
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Jul 30, 2008 6:21 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
kidatheart
kidatheartkidatheartFruitvale, British Columbia Canada33 Threads 24,896 Posts
Ecoprincess: Platonic, why is it that we give a specific name to define a relationship because we are not sexually active with that person.
I dont have to define my relationship with the girls I go around with as platonic? why define my relationship with a man as platonic and not just mates, friends etc.

At the end of the day we are all just people, doesn't matter what sex you are, you can choose friends or more. If you really want to feck up a good relationship add sex.

Platonic is a perfectly normal healthy relationship.

I know more men than women, don't have sex with them ,
It is about maturity

to my platonic friends here



wine

Hellowave
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Jul 30, 2008 8:36 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
Ecoprincess
EcoprincessEcoprincessSligo/New Zealand, Sligo Ireland65 Threads 3 Polls 2,140 Posts
wine wave

hiya honeyhug
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Jul 30, 2008 8:58 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
Elise39
Elise39Elise39Portumna, Galway Ireland24 Threads 918 Posts
Yes it's possible. I remain friends with my ex's too, how else would I get the man stuff done around here? I am a girlyQ after all..flirty
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Jul 30, 2008 7:13 PM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
imaje29
imaje29imaje29Cork, Ireland42 Posts
Crystal29: I am sure I only want him as a platonic friend but not sure he would see it that way so may be easier just to let thing lie for the moment


It is possible to have a platonic relationship after a long term relationship. These have been a part of your life afterall so why not remain friends if both parties are agreeable to it.
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Jul 31, 2008 3:03 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
CapeDoctor
CapeDoctorCapeDoctorGreystones, Wicklow Ireland17 Threads 2 Polls 198 Posts
I just sometimes find it interesting that most women would view having a platonic relationship as being "something special", or maybe even an "achievement" of some sort.
On the other hand most men tend to view platonic relationships as a lousy consolation effort by women at softening the blow of rejection...
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Jul 31, 2008 5:19 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
Crystal29
Crystal29Crystal29Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK36 Threads 11,253 Posts
CapeDoctor: I just sometimes find it interesting that most women would view having a platonic relationship as being "something special", or maybe even an "achievement" of some sort.
On the other hand most men tend to view platonic relationships as a lousy consolation effort by women at softening the blow of rejection...


I know thats why Im unsure about them in the first place.....we are then both in a place we dont really want to be so whats the point??
Platonic friendships are possible in my eyes if you have never been anything more than 'just friends' but when youve been in a full blown relationship with someone then I just dont think it can work as 'real' friends. You can be friendly and civil to one another but thats another thing entirely from a full and enriching friendship in my view... conversing
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Jul 31, 2008 5:27 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
Crystal29
Crystal29Crystal29Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK36 Threads 11,253 Posts
Good point but I just think there is a difference between remaining on speaking terms with an ex partner and being true friends, but thats just my experience...... wave
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Jul 31, 2008 5:27 AM CST "PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN"
Crystal29
Crystal29Crystal29Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK36 Threads 11,253 Posts
Oops that was for Imaje29!!
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