“Nah bro. Ain’t NO way you’re just friends with shorty. YOU GOTTA BE hitting that!”

As blunt as this statement is, it’s one that I’ve heard on far too many occasions.

I’ve never had an issue maintaining a friendship with someone of the opposite sex.  Some of my best friends are women who I genuinely love, respect and admire.

But whenever I introduce my female friends to other friends or even family members, there tends to be some level of skepticism.

Some question the possibility of a platonic relationship while others question the appropriateness of the friendship simply because we are of the opposite sex.

I can somewhat understand their reasoning…somewhat.