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P.S. I Like You

A discussion on whether or not you should make a move on a friend you're physically / sexually attracted to.

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Lay down, close your eyes, and picture your friend group.

Now take a moment, and really think about my next question: how do you / should you keep a friendship platonic with someone you're sexually attracted to?

First of all, I honestly believe most people have at least one friend that they're sexually attracted to. Maybe it's just a passing thought deep in the back of your head, or maybe it's a feeling you get when they look at you and your stomach flutters. Regardless, I think a lot of people can relate to this feeling, myself included. Soo I really think it's hard to remain platonic in that situation, but more on my opinion later.

This question is brought to us by the infamous Sophie Hale (teammate / best friend / girl whose brother I dated in high school LOL) and we discussed this topic for our entire three-hour work shift.

Which brings us to the experiment:

I asked 32 men and women to give me their opinion on the previously stated question, and what to do when you're sexually attracted to your friend.

For your viewing pleasure, I have broken up the responses into three categories-

1. The Guarded Ones

First, these are the people who believe that it's a bad idea to vocalize those feelings because somebody will get hurt. Some of these responses may be coming from past experiences. Perhaps people who have been hurt before, and are now overly cautious with their love life.