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Platonic Relationships

Paying for Cuddles Is Apparently a Thing

Stephanie Lager | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Stephanie Lager

For one dollar a minute, you can rent a snuggle buddy (man or woman) to accompany you to a movie, dinner or just to cuddle. Wait, what?

Joan Moran: 7 Danger Signs That Your Platonic Relationship Is About to End

Red Room | Posted 05.01.2014 | Women
Red Room

What made these men think that there was a natural progression from platonic friendship to future romantic coupling? What happened to the mutual commitment to the values and benefits of a successful platonic relationship?

Joan Moran: When Your Best Friend Is Not Your Lover

Red Room | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Joan Moran It's lovely to be in love, but sometimes it can be stranger than fiction. Love can often be painful and stifling. When you are in love,...

7 Secrets To Making Platonic Friendships Work

Next Avenue | Linda Bernstein | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein From my teen years until I met my husband, I always had lots of guy friends. Even though I’m a gir...

5 Reasons Every Woman Should Have A Male Friend

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 11.09.2013 | Women
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

There is no doubt that female friendships hold hefty value in my life, but friendships with women exhaust me in a way that male friendships never have. They simply offer different things.

Can Men And Women Just Be Friends? What Science Says

Posted 10.25.2012 | Science

By Adrian F. Ward Can heterosexual men and women ever be “just friends”? Few other questions have provoked debates as intense, family dinners as...

Friends or 'Menemies?'

Natasha Scripture | Posted 06.13.2012 | Women
Natasha Scripture

When I was a young, naïve thing, my Dad used to tell me: "boys don't want to be your friend." He then left the rest to my imagination.

How My Daughter Saved My Divorce

Dori Hartley | Posted 06.12.2012 | Divorce
Dori Hartley

The kiss that never should have been -- but had to be -- took two people, made three out of them, gave them a life together and then broke them apart. We divorced.

Why Male-Female Friendships Are Missing From Pop Culture

The New York Times | Posted 04.09.2012 | Women

CAN men and women be friends? We have been asking ourselves that question for a long time, and the answer is usually no. The movie "When Harry Met Sal...

Friend Wants More Than Platonic Relationship

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
George Sachs, Psy.D.

You don't have to tell your friend that you're not interested in dating -- he already knows. My guess is he's not going to be happy with the status quo. Once the cat is out of the bag, it is very difficult to put him back in.

Bones and Booth Are Gonna Do It -- and I'm OK with That

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jamie Frevele

One of the things I liked most about Bones, the platonic partnership of Temperance Brennan and Seeley Booth, is about to come to an end. They are going to do it.