You say you’re “just friends.” With opposite-sex pals, however, that’s not as simple as it sounds. It comes with pros, cons…and even possibilities. So, if your bestie can’t follow you into the same restroom, it’s probably a good idea to get real about your friendship.

The path to finding true love has a way of adding meaning to things you otherwise wouldn’t give a second thought to. How you spend your free time…your relationship with your family…being friends with opposite-sex people. It all has a way of “playing a role” in your dating life.

Guy and gal friends looking at a post over coffee.

Does it really make a difference if you have friends of the opposite sex? Should it even matter?

Well, let’s look at some of the pros and cons.

Here are some of the advantages of being friends with opposite-sex people:

And now for some cons of being friends with opposite-sex people:

Being friends with opposite-sex people can be incredibly fulfilling. What matters is that you’re authentic and honest about the nature of your relationship.

As long as you’re setting and abiding by healthy boundaries, you can benefit from one of the most unique and valuable relationships of your life.

Ready to bypass the “friend zone”? Then let’s talk! Visit to find a convenient time for us to connect. I can help you meet a romantic life partner, even if you aren’t naturally good at this stuff.

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