Study: Are Platonic Heterosexual Relationships Really That Platonic?

A recent study reflects that men view their female friends differently than women view their male friends – but by a pretty insignificant margin. 

Actors Hugh Grant and Stephanie Stumph flirt during the Wetten dass...? show at the AWD Dome in Bremen, Germany. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Getty Images)

recent study in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science reveals that heterosexual men and women may view opposite-sex friends differently from one another. In particular, men in the study were more likely than women to report being attracted to their opposite-sex friends – but not by much.

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Binge-watching TV together is good for your relationship, studies suggest

Surprisingly, this study was not funded by HBO, Netflix, Hulu or the Illuminati. 

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Characters in TV shows, films and books can feel so real. We cry for them when times are bad, we laugh when they make jokes – then look over our shoulders to check no one saw us. Or, if you're watching with your partner, you'll grasp their arm, look at one another with slack jaws, and excitedly discuss as the credits roll.

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