Can men and women be best friends for life?

Lindsay (United States): Yes, I think opposite sex1 can be2 best friends. My best friend happens to be3 a male4 and is not my husband. Of course, my husband is one of my best friends, but the person that I rely on for friendship5 is a male, and I don't think it makes a difference.

Katia (Mexico): I absolutely think that a man and a woman can be good friends or best friends, even though6 they're married to other people. Friendship doesn't have a gender7, so I really don't think that would be a problem if a man and a woman are best friends.

Matt (United States) : I think that once you get married8 that person you're married to is going to be9 your best friend for life10. So, with that in mind11, yes, man and woman can be best friends for life.

Warren (Canada): I think it's possible, but really unlikely12. Naturally, I believe that the relationship between13 a man and a woman usually14 has other connotations15 than it would be with two guys16 or two girls.

Sarah (England ): Men and women can be best friends for life. In my opinion, I don't see what the difference is between a man and a woman being friends, and a man and a man, or a woman and a woman. If one's the same17, I don't see why gender should be an issue18 when it comes to friendship19.

Sunny (Korea): I think it's hard20 for a man and a woman to be best friends for life, because your husband or wife can be jealous21. But as long as22 your husband or wife understands, I think it is possible to be best friends forever.


1.     opposite sex = sexo oposto
2.     can be = podem ser
3.     happens to be = é por coincidencia
4.     male = do sexo masculine
5.     rely on for friendship = conto com para uma amizade
6.     even though = mesmo que
7.     gender = gênero (sexo)
8.     once you get married = uma vez que voce se casa
9.     is going to be = será
10.  for life = para toda a vida
11.  with that in mind = com isso em mente
12.  unlikely = improvável
13.  relationship between = relacionamento entre
14.  usually = normalmente
15.  connotations = conotações
16.  guys = caras
17.  the same = o mesmo
18.  should be an issue = deveria ser um problema
19.  when it comes to friendship = quando se trata de amizade
20.  hard = dificil
21.  can be jealous = pode ficar com ciúmes
22.  as long as = contanto que