Kait and JJ discuss if having opposite sex friendships while in a relationship is a red flag or not.
Can guys and girls be JUST friends?
This is how Kait was able to have guy friends in the past…
What are RED FLAGS in opposite sex friendships?
Should your friendships with opposite sex people CHANGE when dating/in a relationship?
What if they’re friends with a recent ex they were in a relationship with?
Hey hey hey Heart of Dating fammm! We’re backkkk with another episode in this season on RED FLAGS! We’re getting close to the end of this season but we couldn’t let it pass without talking about this red flag that we hear about ALL THE TIME! Opposite sex friendships. This episode is going to be a good one so buckle up and get ready to dive in!
What do we mean by friends? We mean you know the person, you hangout with them, more likely in group settings, may go on group trips with them, they’re going to invite you to their birthday party, you have a friendship, you share in some of your struggles in life with them.
For JJ, that feels more like an acquaintance rather than a friend. For JJ, a friends is more of someone who you seek out, you will text one-on-one, and want to hangout one-on-one. It’s meaningful, mutual, and consistent.
Kait thinks that friendship can happen. Can they be best friends? Probably not because she thinks that that intimacy should be reserved for someone of the same gender, personally. Orrr if you’re going to be best friends with someone of the opposite gender then you need to marry them, because that’s a perfect candidate to marry! However, we do think that you can be just friend with proper boundaries. Every situation is different, so we’re not making this a black and white sitation. However, in past experience Kait doesn’t think it’s super wise to have a best friend of the opposite gender.
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