The Rules of Opposite Gender Friendships

When I was younger, I got along better with boys than with other girls. In contrast to the vast majority of the other girls in my class, the majority of my closest friends were male.

It just didn't appear like girls had much of a thing for me, and I never was much of a fan of the turmoil that typically accompanied having girlfriends.

On the other hand, I discovered that guys are typically plain, uncomplicated, and rather drama free.

In addition, my hobbies, which included sports, sports, and even more sports, were more in line with those of the male population.

Despite all of my efforts, I just seemed to have more chemistry with guys than with girls. I'm not sure why that is.

Being encircled by my male friends served me well for a significant portion of my life; but, there came a time when I needed to give this aspect of my life some serious consideration.

When I reached that point, I started getting involved in more serious relationships.

It dawned on me all of a sudden that the fact that my best buddy was a guy may potentially cause complications and difficulties when it came to dating.

My significant other and I were in a committed relationship at the time, and I initially struggled to come to terms with the fact that I was spending time with another man.