Gender’s Role in Friendships
Everybody needs friends, but friends come in all sorts of variations. The most basic difference in all friendships comes down to one significant point: gender. Boys and girls assimilate in personalities, and differentiate the type of friendship you could share with them.
The personalities of boys and girls do not differ much when it comes down to gender. Boys and girls can both be rugged and playful, while still being sentimental and honest. The slight variations in a persons’ personality is what enables us as humans to befriend one another. The male and female species are both naturally inclined to have personalities on the furthest ends of each spectrum. There is no such personality that is gender specific in the human race. Overall, friendship is not based on gender but on compatibility with one another.
Gender has one major role in friendships, and that is in which it determines the type of friendship you could have with this person. If two of the same gender befriend one another, the friendship will (almost) always go no further than spending time and conversing with each other. This is a typical friendship in which bonding and trust takes place. However; a friendship between a male and female has the possibility to progress even further. Boys and girls can be friends and stay friends, but once this happens the odds are that the two may create a bonded, trusting, attraction for each other which would either expand their friendship to the next level of “friends” or obliterate the connection the two shared in the first place. In both scenarios, the initial basic friendship is lost in comparison to a same sex friendship where the odds are slim to none for this occurrence.
In conclusion, boys and girls compare and contrast in many ways, but in friendships gender is unimportant as long as the two get along and are compatibly satisfied by their company. Although male and female friendships can vary vigorously, personality...