Challenges confronting cross-sex friendships: “Much ado about nothing?”

  title={Challenges confronting cross-sex friendships: “Much ado about nothing?”},
  author={Michael Monsour and Bridgid Harris and Nancy Kurzweil and Chris Beard},
  journal={Sex Roles},
This research was an investigation into four challenges purported to confront cross-sex friends. One hundred and thirty eight individuals (females = 86, males = 52) completed two surveys designed to explore the extent to which the “sexual,” “emotional bond,” “audience,” and “equality” challenges were present in their cross-sex friendships. Over 98% of the participants were heterosexual, 99% were Caucasian, and approximately 5% were Hispanic. Data gathered from the first survey were analyzed… Expand
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