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Here are a few of them:“If you answered 'yes' to one or more of the questions above, your opposite-sex friendship may be a real threat to the quality of your marriage,” Linaman says.
“It may even be in the best interest of your marriage to either significantly limit or actually end your close friendship.”An informal survey shows that both married men and women were uncomfortable with their spouse having close friendships with the opposite sex.
If not kept in check, a totally innocent relationship could end up causing unnecessary harm to your marriage.“I think it is OK to have friendships with the opposite sex.
But I don’t share with other women what I haven’t shared with my wife,” says Will Honeycutt.
Not all opposite-sex friendships are dangerous, but it is important to err on the side of caution.
Once when I was in college I hooked up with one of my guy friends and it was super awkward for a while before things went back to normal.Everyone found out about it because we were all friends and I sort of lost my credibility for a while.If you have a good group of guy friends and you want to date one of them, it’s hard to navigate the boundaries of that — so I would advise against it. Like I said before, I just feel more comfortable around guys (ironically, being raised by all women I am not sure how that worked out) so I’ve definitely had friends of mine who want to make that jump.“I think sometimes it is healthy to get input from another female.But on a regular basis I should not be sharing intimate issues with a woman who is not my wife.”Here are Linaman's tips to help you manage opposite-sex friendships so they don't threaten your marriage relationship: While opposite-sex friendships do have the potential to create problems in a marriage, these friendships can enhance your relationship with your spouse if appropriate boundaries are in place.We clearly do not see how this can, or does negatively affect our love life.Linda Mgwadira, a student at National College of Information and Communication Technology (Nacit) in Blantyre says it is okay to have friends of the opposite sex when one is in a relationship as there is no harm in doing so.Fred Kantande, a second-year student at College of Medicine in Blantyre, however, says it is not proper for people in relationships to have friends of the opposite sex as it leads to loss of value of the relationship at hand.“To me, it is absolutely wrong because it makes the other partner insecure. It is also easy to fall into temptations of doing something silly because of the affection that comes from the relationship,” he said.But what happens when these close allies are members of the opposite sex?Do we go about harbouring a guilty conscious for hanging around them? Despite trying to differentiate between friendships and relationships, we often make the mistake of placing the same value to our partners to that of our friends.