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Is it possible to be “just friends” with someone of the opposite sex?

Cupid’s Advice:

This question has been debated for years, and there isn’t one universal answer.  Cupid has some ways to tell if it’s possible to remain “just” friends:

1. You’re physically attracted to each other: If you or your friend have a physical attraction to one another, the odds are that sooner or later it’s going to get in the way of your friendship.

2. You’re part of the same group of friends: If you’ve been close friends for years and have mutual friends, there’s a good chance you can keep your friendship without having to worry about it turning into more.  On the other hand, if you just met this person and are both single, things might start to get a little tricky in the “friend” department.

3. You spend a lot of time together: If you’re constantly with your friend of the opposite sex without other friends around, it ‘s possible you might be setting yourself up for more than friendship.  Always make sure you’re both on the same page.