well, ehbeth, all I can say is that the man I flew with, and other men I dated, were not in the "just friends" catagory.
maybe no sex with some of them, but there was handholding, a kiss and more than friendly hugs going on.
I didn't think I wanted to explain what would go on during the entire date.
Also, and more importantly, my dates did not feel like just hanging out with a friend and spending the day together.
You'd have to be a very very special person to have me call you a friend. Nowadays, and I'm definately not addressing this to you ehbeth, many people call someone a friend because sat in the same room together.
These were dates, let's leave it at that.