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BLOG: Can men and women be "just friends"?

Tom Jackson • Jan 10, 2012 at 5:16 PM

A Utah State student, wondering whether men and women can be "just friends," tries to settle the question by interviewing every student he could find in the library. (He wanted to know what the scholars would say).

The women all said yes, the men said no:

I found this video at the excellent  Kids Prefer Cheese blog. It  features an economics professor from my alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, and a political science professor from a less prestigious school, Duke University.

About the video, the Duke prof, Michael C. Munger, comments,

Now, the Bishop and I know that married men can be just friends with women.

First, we fear our wives enough to know we had better not even think about anyone else.

Second, if we piss off our wives, we are going to be "just friends" even in our houses for several nights. "Honey?" "Don't touch me..."

I settled another pressing question in this blog when I pointed out that polygamy can't work in Ohio.

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