I've had some good friends, both male and female, in my life. But I am aware that in traditional societies, men generally mix with men, and women with women. In such societies, men don't go about befriending women, or vice versa. A man's personal dealings with women are limited to his wife, daughters, etc.
What do folks think about this?
I think it's pure nonsense. I have and have in the past been friends with many females.
Furthermore, are such friendships doomed to fade once one or the other gets romantically involved (with someone else, I mean)?
Typically, only when the "someone else" is the uncharacteristically jealous type.
As far as I'm concerned, if I had an actual girlfriend and really trusted her, I should not mind her maintaining her male friendships. Not should she mind, me maintaining my female ones. But why is it that, in actual practice, this often is not how things work out?
In my experience this is an invalid question since, in actual practice, this is how things work out.
But has it worked out for anyone here?