Psychologists Answer Harry Met Sally‘s Famous Q: Can Men and Women Really Be Just Friends?
by Molly Longman | July 12, 2019
For example, Dana Dorfman, Ph.D., psychotherapist and co-host of the podcast 2 Moms on the Couch, says it’s possible for men and women who are attracted to the opposite sex to be friends — but they’ll at least consider taking the relationship to the next level.
“I think it’s inevitable it will cross at least one person’s mind,” Dorman says. “Part of friendship is there being an emotional attraction to the other person. Whether it necessarily translates to a sexual relationship is another story, but I think it would be very difficult for it not to at least be a consideration.”