I just read a really well written article that put forward a really good response to the question above – read it here. I think each one of us has asked ourselves (or been asked) this question at some point in our lives, but until reading that particular article I hadn’t really understood my particular stance.
I’ve always thought (and still do) think men and women can happily exist within the confines of a platonic relationship. It truly isn’t that hard to do. However, what I haven’t (perhaps stubbornly) contemplated is what happens when the connection between you and your friend is so strong that the natural reaction to said connection to further deepen it? What do you do then?