ahhhhhh, the age old debate - can women and men just be friends?
Oddly enough a few weeks ago, a few male coworkers and I were having this exact discussion at the lunch table. We discuss all important topics at lunch at my work like was Kim Kardashian's marriage a sham, has Gaga jumped the shark and other important headlines in pop culture. It keeps us on our toes!
I can't recall how this topic came up but I swear my coworker Kevin keeps these topics in his head ready for when a group of us gather and actually eat lunch instead of in a meeting or at our desks. I believe we netted out somewhere where this video did, but we had a bit more yelling, finger pointing and laughing. I, like the naive girls on camera, thought, "well yeah, we can just be friends," (duh!) as I clearly pointed out all my male friends and my male colleagues pointed out that, in fact, I was wrong because no guys just want to be friends. (Apparently married guy friends don't count in their book.)
I can count on several hands how many male friends I have who a) I've never hooked up with b) never thought about hooking up with and c) who are just friends who happen to be guys. Men act like they want to be friends but according to my trusty male coworkers, if they had a chance, most guys would make moves on their supposed friends.
While this video is shot at a college where the median age is probably 20, we were anywhere from 26 to 31 at the lunch table and still had similar reactions. Apparently, all guys would hook up with girls they deem friends but really it's just girls they haven't hooked up with, if they had the opportunity.
So, for a serious discussion on a Friday, can girls just be friends with guys and vice versa?