“Men and women can be just friends!”

Cosmopolitan (India) - - MEN & YOU -

Name: Karan­vir Bohra Day Job: TV Host & Ac­tor Twit­ter: @RealKVB “It’s the old­est cliché in the book—men and women can’t be just friends! Of course they can, and in mod­ern re­la­tion­ships where cou­ples be­lieve in hav­ing their own space and friends, that’s ex­actly what’s hap­pen­ing. In my own re­la­tion­ship, I have a group of friends, which in­cludes both men and women, and so does my wife, Tee­jay.

The truth is, just be­cause a man talks to a woman, it’s wrong to as­sume he ‘likes’ her or is at­tracted to her. To­day, men and women work to­gether, work out to­gether, and so­cial­ize to­gether in com­pletely pla­tonic ways. And since they share so many com­mon in­ter­ests, friend­ship is no longer about gen­der, but more to do with how well you con­nect with some­one.

Which brings me to a very im­por­tant re­sult: some­times, when a man says he is good friends with a woman who is not his lover, he ac­tu­ally means it!

That said, there are ways to han­dle friend­ships with the op­po­site sex. For one, you should let your part­ner know that their place in your life is sacro­sanct and ir­re­place­able. And if there ever comes a point where feel­ings start to de­velop, I’d sug­gest you be up­front about the sit­u­a­tion. I be­lieve it’s al­ways bet­ter to say what’s on your mind, than let con­fu­sion en­ter a re­la­tion­ship.”

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