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Guy-Friends Stamp by Tri-Jean Guy-Friends Stamp by Tri-Jean
This is for the girls...

Don't you hate it when you have a friend, who is a guy, and people start making rumors saying that you're a couple and going out together? They think that your friend is your boyfriend when he really is just a friend. I've had that happen to me... Oh, how frustrating it had become...

I met this guy named Michael in Geography during my Freshman year, and we became friends. We'd help each other on the reading assignments and said hello to each other before class started. Everything seemed to go so smoothly my Freshman year.

But then things started to get a little crazy by Sophomore year. That year had to be my worst from High School. Michael and I had the same lunch hour, which made me feel pretty happy because then I wouldn't feel alone. We sat together and talked, laughing and having fun, as well as focusing on study guides. He also greeted me when I got to school to go to my Spanish class.

Then one day, people started asking me 'Ooooo, I've been seeing you around Michael. Is he your boyfriend? Are you two going out?'. Never did I expect to hear this from them. I was shocked when they asked me this, and it made me really upset. Seriously, can't a girl have friends who's a guy that is not my boyfriend? I wish people wouldn't jump to conclusions. The more I was asked this by surrounding people in my other classes, the more I got so annoyed I snapped, and I don't usually show my anger at school. I'm actually a very nice, silent, shy person...

What made my year even worse was that the rumors convinced Michael to believe that we were actually together as a couple. He started acting very odd around me, wrapping his arm around my waist, leaning over me to sniff my hair. I was terribly frightened. And the day after Valentine's day, he had given me a rose [I love roses...] but then he kissed me on the forehead without even asking me, and I squealed and lunged for Health class, and he tried to stop me, snatching my wrist and trying to pull me back. This had gone too far... I told him that we were only friends. I was comfortable enough to have him as a friend... And yet, after a few weeks or a month, he'd ask me if I've changed my mind and would beg for me to accept him as a boyfriend. Peer pressure peer pressure... I still wanted him as a friend :( So... eventually things settled down. We remained as friends.

Still... I hate it when people assume that a friend of mine [male] and I are dating when we are most certainly not. We can have friends of the opposite sex too!


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Update: Thank you all very much for the favorites! And I'm also happy to hear of others' similar stories!
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ficklepickle7 4 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
A similar thing happened to me, but not the kissing part, mind you.  Early in elementry school I really didn't have many friends.  Then I met this guy, and we started hanging oit together on the playground and in the classroom.  Soon this super-mean kid started calling us "lovebirds" and rumors started going around that we were dating.  That burden has followed me to middle school, although there are less people who think that then before, and he went to a different school!  I know there are several people who STILL are gossiping about it behind my back.  So yeah, he didn't try to kiss me or anything, and we're still friends now.

He sniffed your hair?  I'm glad that my male friend didn't want to date me...
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Tsukimi-Kiwi 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, the familiar rumors. In fifth grade they followed me and my guy-friend everywhere. It wasn't until this year that I realised I had a massive crush on him, and the rumors were true, without anybody knowing. 

But still, thanks for making this stamp!
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Sheena8 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thank goodness someone made this stamp.

In school,I have some friends that are boys. But I just hate it when people ask me if we like each other. :stare:
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Pin-eye 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Oh glob :| This is annoying when people do this to me -_- I've had many guys as friends, especially when I got older. I simple find it easier to make friends with them :shrug: Especially since most of them I made friends with like video games :D Now since I'm in college, things have dramatically changed. I can have guys as friends, and no one has ever asked if I was with him or with him, etc. (Kinda off subject ^^; ) > Not even bullying is a concern at my college. :P If I have a problem, and ask for help, the teacher's WILL step in and end the situation. Bullying happened once to me here (and to my friends), and never occurred again after my teacher actually helped us :\ Unlike all those years in Middle School, and High School, teacher's would never help me when I asked them for it. Literally one time a teacher sat there on her butt, and she saw what was happening, and did nothing! :(
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SGTmoonlight Apr 8, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
this happens at school all the time
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SonikkuForeverHedgie Apr 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This happens to me now and 2 years ago. I just ignore those people that ask me if I like my friend. That doesn't consider them my boyfriend.
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Try to tell my friends this XD
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Blackestfang Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my friend :icontwistedwizard64: and I get this a lot and it pisses us off!
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Shadow-Kaji Mar 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. I hate when I just talk to a girl casually and their bf acts like Im trying to steal her or something o_o
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MistTheDog Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
So. True.  THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS STAMP!  I have a friend, Caleb.  We would hang out, talk about Tobuscus, video games, y'know, the guy stuff.  Then my best friend (who is no longer my friend anymore), started a rumor saying me and Caleb were going out.  Now, I am hanging out with my friend, Logan.  YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE HOW MANY TIMES I HEAR "Hey, you and Logan will make a cute couple!" How. Many. Times. Do. I. Have. To. Say. It. Will. Be. Awkward.  MY GOD PEOPLE. ene
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