Is it possible to be friends with the opposite sex?
Admittedly, in my research I have found this is easier for girls than it is for boys (not men).
As men and women do mature and develop the capacity to make better judgements, it becomes more obvious that it is better to first become friends with the opposite sex, and only when both parties feel it’s right the friendship can then move into a romantic relationship.
Friendships don’t always develop into romance.
Friendships don’t always develop into romantic relationships. It is possible to want to be friends with someone and not necessarily want to go into a romantic relationship with them. But at least take the opportunity to make an informed decision rather than go straight into a romantic relationship, as the cost of separation can be too high.