There’s a dude at work with whom I am cool. He works in my old department. (Let’s refer to it as “Hell” so I don’t have to keep typing “old department.”)
Anyhoo, we have a lot in common, similar personalities, similar outlooks on life, we always have something to talk and trip out about. He is married as am I.
Smoochy asked me who I planned on keeping in touch with when I moved to my new position. I named dude and two women. Smoochy was like “cool.”
Dude and I exchanged cell phone numbers on my last day of work and I gave him my new extension. We decided that we’d get together for lunch every once in a while now that I no longer work in Hell and can eat with whomever I please without invoking the wrath of Crazy Ex Boss. We’ve texted (is that a word?) back and forth a few times in the last few weeks during work hours.
Well, one of my female friends called and asked if I wanted to go to lunch today. Told her I couldn’t I was going to lunch with dude. She was all “you’d better be careful. Y’all sure hang out a lot. Does Smoochy know? I don’t want to see you on an episode of C.heaters. Don’t you know men and women can’t be friends?”
I didn’t know that.
If you were me, would you continue this friendship with dude? He has never done or said anything to lead me to believe that he has ulterior motives.
What do you think? Can men and women just be friends? Do you have any/many friends of the opposite sex? How does your significant other feel about them?
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