Can guys and girls be "just friends"? Like five years ago I met a guy on an online community type thing, and we talked on instant messenger ever since then. We never hung out, even though he wanted to, but when I said no he dropped it. We've been talking a lot more lately. We talk about each others guy/girl drama and give advice . I decided that maybe I was up for hanging out (five years later) as friends. I asked him, and a couple weeks later we went to lunch. I was nervous but it wasn't scary at all! We went to lunch one more time after that, and then we hung out tonight. We had a quick bite to eat and then played rock band at his house with his roommate and friends. I was super nervous, it's weird talking sooo much online, and then hanging out in real life, but it was fun! He's a super nice guy, easy to talk to, but I'm not really into him any more than that. (Really why does that happen with the nice ones? Grr) He made me a mixed cd because I was talking about how I really need new music. I get home and my mom was asking me how it went. She asked if she could see a picture of him, and I told her sure, but I don't like him any more than friends. Then she said, "Well I want to know what my future grandkids will look like". OMG! I guess neither of my parents really think that you can be just friends with the opposite sex. I've never had any guy friends since like third grade, so this is all new to me. I think you can have guy friends, but our situation is kinda weird. Who makes guy friends online?