One of the differences between men and women is that many women believe they can be friends with men, with no (romantic) strings attached. Most men believe Oscar Wilde: “Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.”
In order to illustrate the above, please have a look at these two hilarious videos:
Does the above imply that female-male friendships should be mistrusted? The answer depends on your perspective. Most men will respect female boundaries, although they will probably test those boundaries. Waiting for her to change her mind, is a matter of male pragmatism. To quote Katy Perry:
You change your mindExcerpt of lyrics of 2008 song Hot n Cold
Like a girl changes clothes
Also see this 2017 article: 15 Famous Women Who Change Guys More Often Than They Change Their Underwear.
Friends not lovers
One state of mind
We can’t be friends
Baby I’m not lying
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