But why not listen to the girls? And what is your opinion eoe? Can guys and girls be just friends?
Because many women will put on blinders, play dumb/innocent and act like they don't know that a guy who they consider 'just a friend' is really trying to get into their pants. In my opinion, it's just like what Billy Crystal said in "When Harry Met Sally". (I'm paraphrasing):
Harry: Men can never be friends with an attractive woman. He'll always want to screw her.
Sally: So, you're saying that men can only be friends with ugly girls?
Harry: Nah. They pretty much want to nail them too.
If you can accept this, that your male friend is just waiting for his moment, then yes, men and women can be 'just friends'. It may be years before they reveal their true desire but nine times out of ten, your male friends would bed you down in a hot minute given half the chance. That's been my personal experience.