We would argue that friendships—be they same-sex or opposite—are complicated no matter what. Over the years we’ve all had to learn how to handle how not to date/ approach/ come on to a guy/girl my best friend likes/ liked/ dated/ wanted to date/ saw first on the first day of pre-calc/ etc. So does attraction—however vague the possibility of anything happening may be—really confuse things that much?
Tell us in the comments—do you have friends of the opposite sex? Is it ever hard to maintain the friendship without slipping into hook-up territory? Are there advantages to friends of the opposite sex that same-sex friendships don’t have?