(Source) Women are more likely to consider their friendships with men as platonic and only hope that they develop into more if their own relationship is in trouble, researchers found. Their findings echo the plot of 1989 film When Harry Met Sally, in which Harry, played by Billy Crystal, tells Meg Ryan’s character Sally: “Men and women can’t be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.” Scientists said the results of the study showed “potential negative consequences” for people in long-term relationships.

Changing social patterns in the spheres of work, higher education and leisure activities have seen friendships between men and women reach unprecedented levels, they said. But a deeper-lying mating instinct, developed over hundreds of thousands of years of evolution, could make them more complicated than they might seem. In the study, 88 pairs of young male and female friends were asked to rate their attraction to each other on a secret questionnaire. Men – whether they were attached or single – were more likely to harbour an attraction to their female friends and want to go out with them than the other way around.

The men also assumed that the women were more sexually interested in them than they actually were – and the women tended not to realise this. Researchers found that single and attached women had the same level of attraction to their male friends – but attached women only wanted something more if their own relationship was on the rocks. Women were also less attracted to attached men, the study found. The authors of the research, from the University of Wisconsin, said films and television programmes had helped instill the idea that normal friends could become “friends with benefits” – that is, who have sex with each other.

 

University of Wisconsin doing god’s work right here boys. I mean obviously this isn’t exactly “groundbreaking” news. As a Badger myself I would have preferred we found a cure for cancer or something but this works too. Because even if it was something we all already knew, whenever you throw science behind it, its a gamechanger. I mean the study says as clear as day, you should stop being friends with girls and start being friends with benefits. Its the healthy thing to do. Not fucking your girlfriends is scientifically DANGEROUS for everyone involved. And next time some girl says “Oh my friend tried to fuck me, he’s such a dirtbag”, they’ll know, its not his fault, its a deeper lying mating instinct developed over hundreds of thousands of years of evolution. How can you argue with that? Its not my fault I want to put my penis in every vagina I see (no fat ones, but sometimes fat ones when I’m drunk), that’s just evolution. If you want to blame someone blame my ancestors, because I had absolutely nothing to do with it. My hands are scientifically clean.

 

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Not to be mean here but how dumb are women to actually still think we want to be friends and  don’t just want to fuck them? Honestly. Even the guys who say they don’t want to fuck you are just playing the nice guy angle. Like whatever guy answered this poll with “Women give good advice”. That’s a guy currently HAMMERING the nice guy role. That guy will say women give good advice right up until he gets his boner sucked by some chick who fell for that line.

 

So listen ladies, If you’re an attractive female who is friends with a guy, he either wants to fuck you or he’s gay, simple as that, and to tell you the truth I’m pretty sure most of the gay guys want to fuck you too. So really, if you’re hot, everyone on planet earth with a dick wants to fuck you. Fact.