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Male-Female Friendships in Turkey
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30.       harikayim
103 posts
 04 Dec 2006 Mon 10:46 pm

Quoting KeithL:

I'm in Turkey. My comments are about people I know. How is it off topic?

Quoting KeithL:

what country was i supposed to be talking about?



now you've edited that first post ... before the discussion seemed to be very general, not at all specific to Turkiye and you did not mention you were in Turkiye
give poor LL a break!!

31.       Elisa
0 posts
 04 Dec 2006 Mon 10:53 pm

Quoting harikayim:


now you've edited that first post ... before the discussion seemed to be very general, not at all specific to Turkiye and you did not mention you were in Turkiye
give poor LL a break!!



Hmm, did you have a look at the first post of this thread? It really is about friendship between TR men and women..

And yes, I admit, for a minute I forgot about that too

32.       KeithL
1455 posts
 04 Dec 2006 Mon 10:53 pm

she knows I'm just kidding her...

(and she knows where I live )

33.       Elisa
0 posts
 04 Dec 2006 Mon 10:58 pm

Quoting KeithL:

she knows I'm just kidding her...

(and she knows where I live )



Peki, I'll let you guys to it then

34.       harikayim
103 posts
 04 Dec 2006 Mon 11:03 pm

lol lol lol

ok, *one more attmept*
... notwithstanding the differences between traditional and modern views, and the various general opinions etc etc that have been offered, can anyone give a straight answer to the original question?

For example, Keith says his views are old-fashioned, but are there others in Turkey who hold the same view, or a completely different view or any view??

35.       biklzz
3 posts
 05 Dec 2006 Tue 12:00 am

I just want to add that if one STRICTLY follows Muslim rules, then a very "tight leash" is kept on females/daughters. Turkey is Muslim but secular. In the more fundamentalist parts of the country, I expect that women are definitely not supposed to interact with males who are not their relatives. This, I'm sure, is more relaxed in urban areas. But how much?

36.       aenigma x
0 posts
 05 Dec 2006 Tue 11:51 pm

Actually, this may be controversial (Robyn ! ) but I actually believe that the world over, women THINK they can be friends with men, and will say they have many male friends...but.... 90% of the men, if asked, would say they would be MORE THAN FRIENDS if it was possible .

This applies even to work colleagues in my experience . Sad but true. Men think of little else.... lol!

37.       robyn :D
2640 posts
 05 Dec 2006 Tue 11:53 pm

Quoting aenigma x:

Actually, this may be controversial (Robyn ! ) but I actually believe that the world over, women THINK they can be friends with men, and will say they have many male friends...but.... 90% of the men, if asked, would say they would be MORE THAN FRIENDS if it was possible .

This applies even to work colleagues in my experience . Sad but true. Men think of little else.... lol!


lollol..yes but we can still believe it..hey let me keep my rosetinted glasses lol..i was wondering where ur controversial topic for today was lol

38.       susie k
1330 posts
 05 Dec 2006 Tue 11:55 pm

39.       Trudy
7887 posts
 05 Dec 2006 Tue 11:57 pm

Quoting aenigma x:

Actually, this may be controversial (Robyn ! ) but I actually believe that the world over, women THINK they can be friends with men, and will say they have many male friends...but.... 90% of the men, if asked, would say they would be MORE THAN FRIENDS if it was possible .

This applies even to work colleagues in my experience . Sad but true. Men think of little else.... lol!



More controversial is that with one or two men I would like having 'more' but they don't want have 'it' with me....

40.       robyn :D
2640 posts
 05 Dec 2006 Tue 11:58 pm

Quoting susie k:

Quoting aenigma x:

Actually, this may be controversial (Robyn ! ) but I actually believe that the world over, women THINK they can be friends with men, and will say they have many male friends...but.... 90% of the men, if asked, would say they would be MORE THAN FRIENDS if it was possible .

This applies even to work colleagues in my experience . Sad but true. Men think of little else.... lol!



You are very true! I've noticed a difference in the way men speak to me now that I am married! But not all men - the dirty stinking pigs!


lol..ur lucky in some workplaces being married doesnt exempt u from anything ..in the police station where i worked earlier this year..all of them were having affairs

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