Dating a woman with no friends
Unrequited love (or at least, horniness) makes for great drama.
A love that runs smoothly is ultimately a lousy story; the more barriers you can put up between them, the better and few barriers are as universally relatable as being stuck in The Friend Zone.
There was affection and loyalty felt between friends.
Sex is dirty and wrong and only bad people have it… Sex is awesome and we should be having it all the time…
People who believe that yes, men and women the idea that there’s some sort of impossible wall between men and women and ascribe all sorts of motivations to it – that men only are friends with women because they want to sleep with them or that women that their male friends want them and string them along because they enjoy the ego boost or because they get their jollies over the power they wield.
Part of what keeps the topic alive is the way that pop-culture seems to on the idea that beneath any platonic mixed-gender friendship bubbles a simmering brew of frustrated sexual desire and sublimated romantic dreams just waiting to boil over and cause all sorts of delicious drama. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog, Gossip Girl, Teen Wolf, Twilight, The Ugly Truth, American Pie 2, Slumdog Millionaire, Friends With Kids, French Kiss, Chasing Amy, He’s Just Not Into You, Some Kind of Wonderful, Pretty In Pink It’s not surprising really.
Another issue is that culturally, we have a problem with the idea of love that doesn’t conform to romance or familial relationships.
We are acculturated to believe that love has two definitions when it comes to relationships; one for family and for everybody else.
The idea that sex inevitably becomes an issue between cross-gender (or, again, cross-orientation) friendships is a long-standing one, and one that’s reinforced regularly by pop culture.