In this regard, males have historically been perceived as having an advantage in cross-sex friendships because the number of resources they have to offer in the relationship exceeds those of females Monsour et al. A cross-sex friendship is a platonic relationship between an unrelated man and woman.
Academy of Management Journal. Batson, C. Within Reeder's sample, friendship attraction is the most prevalent type of attraction within cross-sex friendships. EQS structural equations program manual. Personal stories of empathy in adolescence and emerging adulthood.
Hoffman, M. This means recognizing, understanding and supporting each other, both in times of pain e. Academy of Management Journal. Regardless of the severity of the audience challenge, those in cross-sex friendships have been found to spend a considerable amount of time thinking about how their relationship is perceived by others, according to the results of a study that surveyed young adults in cross-sex friendships Schoonover and McEwan Peterson, B.
Parker, J. This can range from choosing what to eat for dinner to where to live. Yet, when children have friends primarily of the same sex, but some cross-sex friendships, they tend to be more well-adjusted and have stronger social skills.
For this reason, ideas of cross-sex friendship can vary from place to place.