Through much research and development, I am inclined to say…
No. Freakin. Way.
This is a question that was first brought to my attention by the sheet comic genius of Bill Lawrence, via a heck load of Courteney Cox related hilarity in THIS particular episode of Cougar Town.
Wait – hang on, what? You haven’t seen Cougar Town? You don’t get it? You’re put off by the title? Stop reading right now, I care not for the time of day, and get yourself a vase of wine and a DVD box set, because you need to get yourself an education before we delve any deeper into the question of male/female relationships.
Don’t worry. I can wait.
Aaaaaaanywho, if you have seen said episode, it explores the frankly ridiculous lie we all tell ourselves, that men and women can be friends without wanting to bonk each other even a little bit.
This week, Twinkle got a hair cut. She looks hot, trust me, and as a result a guy came crawling out of the woodwork, texting after years of absence, just wanting to be friends and catch up, texting and texting and texting… until it came out that he was having marital issues and thought it might be rather beneficial to his relationship if he were to come down to London and let Twinkle (quote) ‘wrap her legs around him while he got down and deep in her -’ well, you get the picture.
And I’m just as bad – the Ex an I can pretend to be friends as much as he wants, but it’s not going to change the fact that there will always be a little part of me that longs for him to wake up and smell the coffee (preferably in my kitchen), and there will always be a twatty part of him that will plant a cheek kiss a little to close to the corner of my mouth for comfort.
Or what about Close Shave? He’s married, with children, and the main reason we’d ‘never go there’ is because we almost ‘went there’ once and as a result have refrained from getting that smashed around each other ever again, on account of the whole… married… with children… thing. Doesn’t mean the sexual chemistry is gone though, it’s just squished down. Waaaaay down.
The closest I reckon I’ve ever gotten, is Ferris, because I’m not sexually attracted to him in the slightest – but I’m pretty sure the lack of feeling isn’t mutual. Or if it is, it didn’t used to be. Confused teenage hormones aside, I just don’t believe it.
What do we reckon? I should probably add that the aforementioned fictional characters who were ‘just friends’ back then are getting married in the new series.