Why a man can never be just friends with a woman... attraction gets in the way 


It turns out that Harry was right when he told Sally that men can’t be ’just friends’ with women.


Researchers have found that men’s friendships with the opposite sex are driven by sexual attraction, regardless of whether they are single. Women, however, are more likely to consider their friendships with men as platonic.


The findings mirror the plot of 1989 film When Harry Met Sally, in which Harry tells Sally:’Men and women can’t be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.’


In a survey, 88 pairs of young male and female friends were asked to rate their attraction to each other in a confidential questionnaire.


Men -- whether attached or single -- were more likely to be attracted to their female friends and want to go on a date with them than the other way around.


They also assumed their female friends were more romantically interested in them than they actually were.


Single and attached women showed the same level of attraction to their male friend. But attached women tended only to want something to come of that attraction if their relationship was in trouble.



get in the way:動詞片語,妨礙、擋路。例句:Some stumbles didn’t get in the way of her pursuing Olympic gold.(幾個失誤並未阻礙她追求奧運金牌。)

the other way around:副詞,相反(情況、方向)。例句:Allison said Ben ditched her, but the fact is the other way around.(艾莉森說班拋棄了她,但其實是她拋棄他。)

attached:形容詞,已婚、已訂婚、已有固定感情對象的;附屬的。例句:Forget about her! She is attached.(忘了她吧!她已經有對象了。)


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