Men report more sexual interest in their female friends than their female friends do in them, and men are also more likely than women to overestimate how romantically interested their friends are in them. In most cases, sexual attraction within a friendship is seen as more of a burden than a benefit, the study finds.
“I think men and women do want to be friends, they do want to engage in platonic friendships,” said study researcher April Bleske-Rechek, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. “But the data I’ve been collecting suggests that attractions can get in the way.”
A disbelieving Andrea Tantaros took the topic to Times Square to ask folks on the street for their own opinions, and what she got was a bit of a mixed bag. But one thread ran throughout — the chances for a platonic guy-girl relationship are slim, ladies and gents.
Finally, a girl told it as it actually was. She said that if he were sexy, of course not. With gays it might be possible.
Logically, a man will hang with attractive women. Now look closely at those women – why are they attractive? They look after themselves and such women are sexy, are they not?
Therefore a guy most certainly would, given half a chance.
Now look at men – ugly muvvers, most of us. So the pool of potential partners is far less than the pool of friends in women’s eyes. Test – two attractive women walk into a room where there ae two men. Do the men think: “Oh goody, an intellectual discussion,” or do they think: “Here’s nooky.”