Men and women can’t be friends from the very beginning since the reason why a man, particularly, will be interested in a lady is not platonic. It’s most likely to be sexual. At the beginning, two strangers of the opposite sex are always drawn together through fundamental physical appeal, nothing else. There’s always the hope, by at least one party, that the friendship will lead to something more intimate, and possibly permanent. Friendship under that guise can’t ever be platonic. There will always be tension as one individual tries to keep the other person as a ‘friend’ and the other tries to move that friendship alongside something else.
The only time real friendship is possible between a man and a woman is when the expectations, on BOTH sides, have been fulfilled, or clearly understood by both parties. By that time, both parties could either have fallen out of love, if they had been lovers, and now enjoy another level of understanding and appreciation, or else they would have accepted the conclusion that just a platonic friendship is possible between them.
There are some exceptions to this but there really are very few, because when it comes to men and women, sex will always be in the equation. That is how two people get together to replicate our species and that will always be at the forefront of any assembly: the capability to mate. Each person will then appreciate another in a more general manner, feel more confident with the situation and more comfortable with having the individual as a real friend. Only then will Melbourne Beach Rat Removal be allowed to develop.