- Yes they can be just friends
- No they can't be just friends
Most Helpful Guy
i say no, and here is why: even if there is not an initial attraction, one will usually develop. we find people more attractive when we like them, so two people who become good friends will naturally find each other more attractive then if they never talked. What is more, as the friendship deepens, the level of closeness deepens, and at some point one or both people will start getting confused about what they actually do or do not feel for the other person.
Can a lifelong, close friendship form between a straight guy and a straight girl? Yes, of course it can. But I find it highly unlikely that neither will ever feel romantically for the other. They may hide it and pretend they don't, but at least one of them does.
Most Helpful Girl
My friendships with guys develop after I've had crushes on them. So... I guess I don't know how to answer your question. Because I don't develop feelings for them after being their friend.
I develop friendships with them after being attracted to them. There have only been like a handful of times where that hasn't been the case and I just straight up wasn't attracted to them ever, but those weren't lasting friendships or close ones either.