I had a date rape situation come up with a man I thought was a “friend”, except it was no date. We were on purely friendly and had been for years. He was well aware of my budding involvement with another man (my husband) but he apparently thought if I was coming to his house, I must be interested in him or more likely he figured, “I’ll try this and see what happens”.
Had something occurred it would have been a so-called “gray rape”, I suppose. What am I doing at his house if I’m not interested?
Well fact is he was very social and I am somewhat social. I felt comfortable because I’d known him for years, and he entertained people at his house all the time. Plus we’re old! He was 50 and a doctor no less so it’s not like he was stupid. He made a calculated decision to sell me out, cheap.
That’s what I call it when a friend or someone you think is a friend sacrifices their friendship with you for little or no gain. But anyway, here’s the question and it’s age old but still:
Can a man and a woman have a platonic relationship?