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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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Gamaray89 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont want to offend anyone but. Can you make one for the guys too? because there are some guys that hangout with girls that are there friends
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AnimatorsLifeFantage Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artist
Using... Thanks!
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Butterscotsh Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
You friendzoned them?!
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EZSmoofie Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
well said...I have over 4 guyfriends....
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Cupcakequeen16 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OMFG I can relate! There was a guy that I became close friends with and kids at school would be asking if we are dating which is so not true. It's been like that for my WHOLE freshman year. I just hope that rumor doesn't continue to next year.

Thank you for making this stamp!
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ToonFreakBrony Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist Filmographer
True.
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honeychany Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So true
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100Cat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
It gets annoying, doesn't it? One of my friends at school is a boy, and kids ask if we're dating. I give them the same response: "No, I'm asexual." Then they ask what that means.
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courtneypoke123 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Super true. Last year, all of the girls in my classy were too...i don't know...girly, so I hung out with the guys. talked about pokemon, hunting fishing...i was happy. Then they all make boyfriend rumors. Seriously?
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SkylarkTheCat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so true!!
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