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(Telegraph)   Men's friendships with women 'driven by sexual attraction' according to Dr. N. S. Sherlock of the Institute For the Study of the Forehead-Slappingly Obvious   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 301
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2013-02-11 07:02:23 AM
The authors of the research, from the University of Wisconsin, said films and television programmes had helped instill the idea that normal friends could become "friends with benefits" - that is, who have sex with each other.

Is there a single person left on the planet who really needs an explanation of the term "friends with benefits"?
 
2013-02-11 08:49:56 AM

miss diminutive: The authors of the research, from the University of Wisconsin, said films and television programmes had helped instill the idea that normal friends could become "friends with benefits" - that is, who have sex with each other.

Is there a single person left on the planet who really needs an explanation of the term "friends with benefits"?


What, like a friend who comes with dental and vision? Kids are into weird stuff these days.
 
2013-02-11 09:02:04 AM
Sure, maybe if you're 25...but if you're 45 with a wife and kids it becomes tiresome and annoying to think with your dick 24/7, so at that point you can establish perfectly good friendships with women but Ann in HR is bent over the copier and dear LORD what I wouldn't give to wreck that for twelve or thirteen seconds.

I'm sorry, what was the article about?
 
2013-02-11 09:07:01 AM
The only people that need to read this is 20-something women that really think the guys they hang out with wouldn't go for it if they could.  Recently a pair of coworkers cracked my up with whole we're only friends when they snuggled up together while getting a smoke.  The girl gave me a strange look, but later when I had the guy alone I asked him, how long before he ask her out.  He tried playing it off, probably thinking I would run my mouth and blow it for him, but he finally admitted he was considering it.  The other young guys usually admit to that alot faster, but follows up with 'she has a boyfriend'.  Any woman who doesn't already knows this, should not be surprised when a guy-friend gets tired of waiting and walks away.

My wife doesn't always believe it either, but I watch the guys who talk to her at work.  Some of them are pervs.
 
2013-02-11 09:10:28 AM
Certainly true for some people, but the idea that men are only friends with women because they want to get into their pants is utter hogwash. Hogwash, I say.

My best friend is a woman, and the thought of having sex with her is like the thought of having sex with a sister. No. Thanks.
 
2013-02-11 09:16:36 AM

Rincewind53: Certainly true for some people, but the idea that men are only friends with women because they want to get into their pants is utter hogwash. Hogwash, I say.

My best friend is a woman, and the thought of having sex with her is like the thought of having sex with a sister. No. Thanks.


You're gay.
 
2013-02-11 09:17:57 AM
has anyone said no FARKING DUH!! yet?
 
2013-02-11 09:18:00 AM
Duh
 
2013-02-11 09:18:20 AM
I find it easier to be friends with people I'm not sexually attracted to. I can't be the only one.
 
2013-02-11 09:19:04 AM

ranold: Rincewind53: Certainly true for some people, but the idea that men are only friends with women because they want to get into their pants is utter hogwash. Hogwash, I say.

My best friend is a woman, and the thought of having sex with her is like the thought of having sex with a sister. No. Thanks.

You're gay.


Hey, now.  She could be fat.
 
2013-02-11 09:19:55 AM

Nurglitch: I find it easier to be friends with people I'm not sexually attracted to. I can't be the only one.


I think what he meant to say is that without the possibility of sex, women would have been exterminated centuries ago.
 
2013-02-11 09:20:54 AM

Nurglitch: I find it easier to be friends with people I'm not sexually attracted to. I can't be the only one.


My best friend is a woman who I have absolutely no sexual attraction to now, but I would be lying if I said that I didn't when we first met.

But otherwise, almost all of my female friends are hot, but that still doesn't mean I would do anything about it.
 
2013-02-11 09:21:07 AM
That's because boobies.
 
2013-02-11 09:24:10 AM
I'm sorry - I was too busy watching your tits bounce. Did you say something?
 
2013-02-11 09:24:59 AM

Rincewind53: My best friend is a woman, and the thought of having sex with her is like the thought of having sex with a sister. No. Thanks.


I'm curious, are you married or in a long term relationship with another woman? My friends and I were discussing this very scenario the other day and some of them said straight up that they wouldn't date a man who's best friend is a woman.
I thought that was pretty extreme, especially since many of them are hypocritically best friends with other guys (who, according to this article at least, probably want to bone them).
 
2013-02-11 09:25:23 AM

ranold: Rincewind53: Certainly true for some people, but the idea that men are only friends with women because they want to get into their pants is utter hogwash. Hogwash, I say.

My best friend is a woman, and the thought of having sex with her is like the thought of having sex with a sister. No. Thanks.

You're gay.


It may strike you as odd, but some men occasionally think of women as something other than a place to stick a penis.
 
2013-02-11 09:25:47 AM
Men who say they don't want to fark their gal pals are lairs. Just like every man has wanked off to every hot gal he knows.
 
2013-02-11 09:26:04 AM

Rincewind53: Certainly true for some people, but the idea that men are only friends with women because they want to get into their pants is utter hogwash. Hogwash, I say.

My best friend is a woman, and the thought of having sex with her is like the thought of having sex with a sister. No. Thanks.


What's wrong with having sex with black girls?
 
2013-02-11 09:26:19 AM
Well, here's the thing -- either the women are unattractive, in which case I wouldn't want to have sex with them, or they're attractive, in which case they wouldn't want to have sex with me.  That makes it quite easy to just have friendly relationships with women without any threat of sexual tension.

/It's the dumb ones I can't stand.
 
2013-02-11 09:28:22 AM
It's hundreds of thousands of years of evolution! Well, that or television.
 
2013-02-11 09:28:37 AM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: ranold: Rincewind53: Certainly true for some people, but the idea that men are only friends with women because they want to get into their pants is utter hogwash. Hogwash, I say.

My best friend is a woman, and the thought of having sex with her is like the thought of having sex with a sister. No. Thanks.

You're gay.

Hey, now.  She could be fat.


She could have a penis.
 
2013-02-11 09:29:12 AM

Rincewind53: Certainly true for some people, but the idea that men are only friends with women because they want to get into their pants is utter hogwash. Hogwash, I say.

My best friend is a woman, and the thought of having sex with her is like the thought of having sex with a sister. No. Thanks.


The majority of my friends are guys. We've known each other going on 23 now, all met as pre-teens. And as I do realize that each and every one of them at some point during that 23 years has wanted something more, it never happened; and everyone... you know, grew up. Since we did grow up together and became adults together we're all family. That same thought they had as teenagers would revolt them as incestuous now.
 
2013-02-11 09:29:14 AM

Rincewind53: Certainly true for some people, but the idea that men are only friends with women because they want to get into their pants is utter hogwash. Hogwash, I say.

My best friend is a woman, and the thought of having sex with her is like the thought of having sex with a sister. No. Thanks.


What do you have against black women?
 
2013-02-11 09:30:33 AM
I've been friends with all sorts of guys. Different personalities, different goals and drive in life. Like from the "I wanna be a washed-up drug addict" to "decent guy with aspirations, wife and kids" kinds of guys, plus quite a bit in between. What does that say about me?
 
2013-02-11 09:31:11 AM
I have a couple of close women friends.  Things have gotten...  Awkward in the past, but for the most part, we've been honest about this kind of thing and decided that to pursue anything would be a remarkably bad idea and has the potential to ruin a bunch of innocent lives.  That being said, if all spouses involved were raptured and my women friends and I were left behind, I don't think there'd be a lot of hesitation.
 
2013-02-11 09:31:22 AM
Do the steps of a church count as exotic?
 
2013-02-11 09:33:13 AM
At my age I'm more interested in a woman who can hold up her end of the conversation. Helps if she's hot though, i ain't gonna lie about that.
 
2013-02-11 09:34:04 AM

MaliFinn: ranold: Rincewind53: Certainly true for some people, but the idea that men are only friends with women because they want to get into their pants is utter hogwash. Hogwash, I say.

My best friend is a woman, and the thought of having sex with her is like the thought of having sex with a sister. No. Thanks.

You're gay.

It may strike you as odd, but some men occasionally think of women as something other than a place to stick a penis.


Correct, many think of them as fun companions whose friendship is valued...and also a place to stick their penis in.
 
2013-02-11 09:34:37 AM

jennies1897: I've been friends with all sorts of guys. Different personalities, different goals and drive in life. Like from the "I wanna be a washed-up drug addict" to "decent guy with aspirations, wife and kids" kinds of guys, plus quite a bit in between. What does that say about me?


It says you're 116 years old and putting your phone number on bathroom stalls is not working.
 
2013-02-11 09:34:39 AM

biyaaatci: but for the most part, we've been honest about this kind of thing and decided that to pursue anything would be a remarkably bad idea and has the potential to ruin a bunch of innocent lives.


Are these women from the future or a parallel universe that would cause some kind of cascade through space-time if you dated?
 
2013-02-11 09:35:54 AM
What the researcher should have concluded is that without the possibility of sex, women would have been exterminated centuries ago.
 
2013-02-11 09:36:10 AM
What?

You mean to tell me that sex drive makes the human world go 'round?

OK
 
2013-02-11 09:36:12 AM

miss diminutive: I thought that was pretty extreme, especially since many of them are hypocritically best friends with other guys


You can't be "best" friends unless you can fark. Sometimes life just calls for a good romp in the hay.

You can be dear, close, or even best with an asterisk but you can't really be the best of friends until fluids are exchanged.
 
2013-02-11 09:36:13 AM

MaliFinn: but some men occasionally think of women as something other than a place to stick a penis.


At my age, I'm just happy if they do the driving.
 
2013-02-11 09:38:54 AM

lack of warmth: The only people that need to read this is 20-something women that really think the guys they hang out with wouldn't go for it if they could.  Recently a pair of coworkers cracked my up with whole we're only friends when they snuggled up together while getting a smoke.  The girl gave me a strange look, but later when I had the guy alone I asked him, how long before he ask her out.  He tried playing it off, probably thinking I would run my mouth and blow it for him, but he finally admitted he was considering it.  The other young guys usually admit to that alot faster, but follows up with 'she has a boyfriend'.  Any woman who doesn't already knows this, should not be surprised when a guy-friend gets tired of waiting and walks away.

My wife doesn't always believe it either, but I watch the guys who talk to her at work.  Some of them are pervs. normal males.


Really dude? I had to correct THAT one for you?
 
2013-02-11 09:39:25 AM
Heteronormative study is heteronormative.
 
2013-02-11 09:42:24 AM
But can she make a decent sammich?
 
2013-02-11 09:44:14 AM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Heteronormative study is heteronormative.


Your mom is heteronormative.
 
2013-02-11 09:44:28 AM
Researchers found that single and attached women had the same level of attraction to their male friends - but attached women only wanted something more if their own relationship was on the rocks.

So... exactly the same as men.

Unless you believe men are the majority of cheaters... but then who are they cheating with?
 
2013-02-11 09:47:00 AM

CapeFearCadaver: Rincewind53: Certainly true for some people, but the idea that men are only friends with women because they want to get into their pants is utter hogwash. Hogwash, I say.

My best friend is a woman, and the thought of having sex with her is like the thought of having sex with a sister. No. Thanks.

The majority of my friends are guys. We've known each other going on 23 now, all met as pre-teens. And as I do realize that each and every one of them at some point during that 23 years has wanted something more, it never happened; and everyone... you know, grew up. Since we did grow up together and became adults together we're all family. That same thought they had as teenagers would revolt them as incestuous now.


This is how women think. Guys know however that if it was offered they would hit it like the fist of an angry god simply because at one point they wanted to and that NEVER goes away until about 3 seconds afterward. Guys learn to say "Oh, I would never do that now, I think of you as a sister" because you would not accept any other answer and they have to say that if they hold a chance of keeping you as a friend and then over time getting into your pants.
 
2013-02-11 09:48:01 AM

Ninja Otter: Researchers found that single and attached women had the same level of attraction to their male friends - but attached women only wanted something more if their own relationship was on the rocks.

So... exactly the same as men.

Unless you believe men are the majority of cheaters... but then who are they cheating with?


single women is the obvious answer.
 
2013-02-11 09:48:06 AM
Which is why you should never get into a serious relationship with a girl who has more guy friends than girl fiends, or a "best friend" who's a guy.

/fark em, get beejs from em, just don't date em
 
2013-02-11 09:49:28 AM
The article is not written for the average person, submitter.

It was written for the naive idiots who think that men and women can get along without involving sex somehow. Everyone knows that there is no such thing as platonic relationships between two different genders. Think about it, why do you think we held off on having women serve in combat all this time - they gunk up the works!
 
2013-02-11 09:50:00 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: miss diminutive: The authors of the research, from the University of Wisconsin, said films and television programmes had helped instill the idea that normal friends could become "friends with benefits" - that is, who have sex with each other.

Is there a single person left on the planet who really needs an explanation of the term "friends with benefits"?

What, like a friend who comes with dental and vision? Kids are into weird stuff these days.


yeah I prefer mine blind with no teeth.
 
2013-02-11 09:52:19 AM
This study proved zilch other than the fact that men ADMIT to more on surveys.  My best chick friend has a tendency to deny up one side and down the other that she has any interest in Guy X, right up until she's single and seeking him out, at which point she'll go on and on about how she's been wanting to be with him since they first met.

Women are just more used to hiding their true intentions.  We need a study like this that actually measures arousal levels in the brain to see if women truly are so different from men in this regard.
 
2013-02-11 09:53:03 AM
I still call bullshiat.

Unless it's my not-attractive female friends that want me....

agh
 
2013-02-11 09:54:21 AM
images.starpulse.com

/obligatory
 
2013-02-11 09:56:33 AM
blatz514

But can she make a decent sammich?

When I go into Jimmy Johns and it confuses them when I ask for a woman to make it.
 
2013-02-11 09:56:56 AM

Rincewind53: Certainly true for some people, but the idea that men are only friends with women because they want to get into their pants is utter hogwash. Hogwash, I say.

My best friend is a woman, and the thought of having sex with her is like the thought of having sex with a sister. No. Thanks.



So...your best friend reads Fark and knows your handle?
 
2013-02-11 09:58:47 AM

Insaniteus: This study proved zilch other than the fact that men ADMIT to more on surveys.  My best chick friend has a tendency to deny up one side and down the other that she has any interest in Guy X, right up until she's single and seeking him out, at which point she'll go on and on about how she's been wanting to be with him since they first met.

Women are just more used to hiding their true intentions.  We need a study like this that actually measures arousal levels in the brain to see if women truly are so different from men in this regard.


I don't think we're all that different, really. I think the main difference I've noticed is that women (myself included) simply won't put up with being in the "friend zone" for as long men will. If I'm interested in a guy and we become friends I eventually move on and set my sights on someone else if things don't progress after a certain amount of time. On the other hand, I know guys who'll be friends with a woman they want for years and years even though it's been made pretty clear that she has no interest in pursuing a romantic relationship.
 
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