Yes I believe so, I am a male in my early thirties and I find women provide better conversation and feed back on topics or current events. I feel males regardless of age are only interested in women, sports or some type of form of entertainment mostly oblivious to the current events of the world. I do not feel one would end up being attracted to someone of the opposite sex just cause you spend time with them that alone is not enough to break the friendship barrier.
Do you believe in pure and sincere friendship between a male and a female? Are there any special conditions that must be met in order to let them become true friends?
Well, I say yes. It's possible for ANY friend relationship between girl and boy.
It definitely is, but (in the worst case) there is always peer pressure or third parties romanticizing/confusing your friendship with something else until you're convinced (and regret that later).
I agree. I'm a 19 year old female and I find that people my age push sexual, if not emotional, pressure on any relationship between a man and a woman. But when it's been made clear by both parties that they don't see each other that way, or if no third parties become involved, it's definitely possible to have an honest friendship. (And talk about romance, video games, politics- anything. And it's perfectly non-sexual/romantic.)
"...or if no third parties become involved." Well said. Even if it is just a friendship between a man and woman (in my opinion a way less "threatening" situation), other people shouldn't act on their need to interfere based on gender (or species). Actually, I wonder how much the dynamics of such a combination would differ compared to same-sex friendships, since the goal (assuming friendships are founded on shared interests and goals) might be different (arguably more interesting as well).
To counter the main question: I wonder if true friendship between two men or two women is possible. I suppose it is, but I've seen more/worse forms of betrayal in such a combination than between a man and a woman.
well personally because I'm a geek(otaku and nerd) who LOVE to read and to have fun I don't have time for a girlfriend (too bothersome) so even if a girl ask me out I refuse (I'm not gay mind you) so well sometime its awkward when people think I'm in love or go out with some people but in the end I'm friend with girl ( as long as you don't have a d in place of your brain its possible)