Scientists asked gents and ladies “friends” just what they really think—and got really answers that are different
- By Adrian F. Ward on 23, 2012 october
Can heterosexual women and men ever be “just friends”? Few other concerns have actually provoked debates as intense, family members dinners as embarrassing, literature as lurid, or films as unforgettable. Nevertheless, the concern continues to be unanswered. Day-to-day experience implies that non-romantic friendships between men and women aren’t just possible, but common—men and ladies reside, work, and play side-by-side, and usually appear to be in a position to avoid spontaneously sleeping together. But, the alternative continues to be that this coexistence that is apparently platonic simply a facade, a more elaborate dance covering up countless intimate impulses bubbling just underneath the area.
Brand New research shows that there could be some truth to the possibility—that we may think we’re with the capacity of being “just friends” with people in the contrary intercourse, however the possibility (or observed possibility) for “romance” is generally lurking simply just about to happen, waiting to pounce at most moment that is inopportune.
To be able to investigate the viability of truly opposite-sex that is platonic topic that’s been explored more on the big screen compared to the science lab—researchers brought 88 pairs of undergraduate opposite-sex buddies into…a technology lab. Privacy was paramount—for example, imagine the fallout if two buddies discovered that one—and just one—had unspoken intimate emotions for the other in their relationship. Continue reading “Men and women can’t just be Friends””