Oh, great... Please don't make the situation any worse than it already is. The sexes should be FRIENDS, not ENEMIES. I firmly believe this; why should there be so much fuss over something you didn't even decide? We should work together! Why is there always a "battle"? FRIENDS, PEOPLE. GET ALONG!
It's a two-way street and it's only tension when there is attraction and no control between both parties. Men and women have to get along, we're human beings with needs of friendship. I have a guy friend from childhood who I'm not the least bit attracted to in anyway but he's always giving me the male perspective on things and that helps a lot. Most men make better friends than females from what I've experienced in the past. Women are extremely tough to deal with.
The OP certainly has an opinion. I tend to disagree and here is why: Men and women can be "just friends" Married women can have men "friends" that truly do enjoy each others company. To think women don't need or have men friends is absurd, and I do not mean that as a diss. Women are people, they just happen to be the other half of people that are not men. (I know per capita there are more women than men, just making a point)
Girls who think they have actual guy "friends'" are naive and foolish. Guys do not make time and go out of their way to be around girls they are no trying to have sex with, EVER. Those who say otherwise are simply lying. Even if they have a current partner... you are a sexual interest and even if they don't actually try anything... they are waiting for their turn.
Spoken like a guy who will die a virgin.
Women love having friends and making friends. Regardless of gender. As a general rule, a woman defines herself through her social ties.