Rhea of Sunshine: befriending the opposite gender


Morgan Kong

In this weekly column, Wingspan staff reporter Rhea Advani provides her take on a variety of topics.

Rhea Advani, Staff Reporter

Can you be friends with the opposite gender…?

Many people think that the opposite gender is solely meant for the purpose of being in an intimate relationship with. They live their lives with the mindset that they cannot be friends with the opposite sex. They can interact with them as acquaintances but nothing more. 

This simply isn’t true. 

Guys and girls can most definitely be friends with one another without having a relationship beyond that. Platonic friendships do exist in this world, and people need to start exhausting those options.

Gen Z is a very open minded and diverse generation. In the future, if guys and girls have trouble collaborating with one another, society will fail to succeed. In order to run things smoothly, inputs from all genders are required. No matter how much one gender believes they can take over the world, at the end of the day, it takes women and men to reproduce. Both genders are needed in this world.

Because we don’t see a trend of one specific gender taking over, it’s time that we all embrace it and be friends. There is no harm in being friends with the guys or girls, and it may even open your eyes to a different perspective on certain matters.