Sign in My Account Subscribe. Privacy was paramount—for example, imagine the fallout if two friends learned that one—and only one—had unspoken romantic feelings for the other throughout their relationship. Men seem to see myriad opportunities for romance in their supposedly platonic opposite-sex friendships.
In a follow-up study, 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. The Atlantic Crossword. His doctoral research is focused on the relationships between technology, cognition, social relationships, and self-esteem, and he worked briefly as a scientific consultant for a dating website.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic. See Subscription Options Already a subscriber? Sign Up. However, men and women differed in the extent to which they saw attached friends as potential romantic partners.
So to get controlling of a partner would would just seem like a way of coping. What are some of the things to consider when doing this? Connect Twitter.