This week, in celebration of Valentine's Day, I'm wearing red to work every day. I realized yesterday that I have enough shirts/sweaters to just pull it off, as long as I don't want to wear red on Valentine's Day. Seems a little ironic, doesn't it? Oh well. Maybe I'll wear pink instead.
In addition to wearing red (one of my favorite colors to wear, by the way), I'm trying to write love/relationship-centric posts this week. Maybe not every day, but as often as I feel like it. That's pretty much how I do things nowadays.
Today, I ask you the question, Can single men and women be friends? My boss says no. I say why not.
The debate started again today because I went to lunch with Anthony. It was a spontaneous thing. Anthony came in to buy batteries and told me he had the rest of the day off of work. He asked if I could leave work for a bit to go to lunch with him. My boss was gone (at a work lunch) and my coworker said she wouldn't mind holding down the fort, so I went with him. I figured I'd pay for myself, but Anthony insisted on paying. I had a blast. He makes me laugh and we have a lot of fun together talking and signing. And, in case you're wondering, no, I have no romantic feelings for him. None whatsoever. I like him as a friend and that is it.
When my boss found out about our lunch "date", he warned me that I need to be careful not to lead Anthony on. I told him that Anthony and I have talked about where we stand and he knows that I only see him as a friend. My boss's exact words: "Guys don't do friends, they either want to be more than friends or they don't want anything at all."
What does that mean?
I have guy friends. Single guys. According to my boss, all these guys are secretly hoping to be more than friends, but I know for a fact that isn't true with at least one of them, if not all of them.
What do you guys think? Am I wrong? Is it irrational to think that a man and a woman can be friends, can talk, can hang out, and not want anything more than friendship?