However, men and women differed in the extent to which they saw attached friends as potential romantic partners.
Although men were equally as likely to desire “romantic dates” with “taken” friends as with single ones, women were sensitive to their male friends’ relationship status and uninterested in pursuing those who were already involved with someone else.
Women, too, were blind to the mindset of their opposite-sex friends; because females generally were not attracted to their male friends, they assumed that this lack of attraction was mutual.
As a result, men consistently the level of attraction felt by their male friends.
If I date a Jewish girl, will her family not want her to marry me because my mother is not Jewish? It appears that your confused identity is a tragic result of intermarriage. The Bnei Noach are people who have a very "Jewish" feeling, but are not Jewish.
I have half-brothers and a sister who are totally not Jewish. For example, see this article: com/jw/s/80405497To learn more about the origins and ideals of Bnei Noach, see an excellent book on the topic, called "The Path of the Righteous Gentile," by Chaim Clorfene and Yakov Rogalsky.
In order to ensure honest responses, the researchers not only followed standard protocols regarding anonymity and confidentiality, but also required both friends to agree—verbally, and in front of each other—to refrain from discussing the study, even after they had left the testing facility.
In a follow-up study, 249 adults (many of whom were married) were asked to list the positive and negative aspects of being friends with a specific member of the opposite sex.
However, the possibility remains that this apparently platonic coexistence is merely a façade, an elaborate dance covering up countless sexual impulses bubbling just beneath the surface.
New research suggests that there may be some truth to this possibility—that we may think we’re capable of being “just friends” with members of the opposite sex, but the opportunity (or perceived opportunity) for “romance” is often lurking just around the corner, waiting to pounce at the most inopportune moment.
The results suggest large gender differences in how men and women experience opposite-sex friendships.
Men were much more attracted to their female friends than vice versa.