The challenge of sexual attraction within heterosexuals’ cross-sex friendship

@article{Halatsis2009TheCO,
  title={The challenge of sexual attraction within heterosexuals’ cross-sex friendship},
  author={Panayotis Halatsis and Nicolas Christakis},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  year={2009},
  volume={26},
  pages={919 - 937}
}
This study investigated whether sexual attraction constitutes a “challenge” in cross-sex friendship, as well as the role and consequences of sexual attraction in friendship development. We present data from two studies. Study I, using detailed interviews, found three patterns of sexual attraction management. Study II, using a questionnaire, assessed important issues from Study I. The findings support the view that sexual attraction is indeed a challenge for cross-sex friends. Nevertheless, when… Expand

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