sleepy wrote:zbear wrote:janet_lee88 wrote:What would a married woman and single man have so much to skype and whatsapp about? Even if they do have many topics, she is still a married person and regardless how capable that man is, it leads to no where.
I am not saying its right to do so but I also have a platonic relationship with my ex colleague - single man.
We WA alot - after work n on weekends.
As he is a very intelligent guy, I enjoy my WA dialogues with him.
However, we do not meet except in office n on overseas meetings.
Ditto. I have a male single friend too. We whatapps on ad hoc basis. Mostly to post pic or exchange info on good food, skin care products, movies, etc. I have known him for 16 or 17 years
My dh met him before. And dh knows we are chatting on whatapps. I don't meet that male friend alone though. My dh will be jealous if I do Only meet up in a group. We have common friends. So I do know the boundaries.
This appears to be more prevalent at the workplace than you can so imagine.
Besides WAing, FBing and Skyping, there're other forms of (platonic) communication taking place in the office, such as one-on-one lunches/dinners; hitch-a-ride home after an event; after work drinks sessions; treating opp sex colleague to free brekkies/afternoon kopi; etc.
And don't forget there's the platonic "touchy feely" form of communication between male n female colleagues which many GenYers are so used to. u know girls like to whack guy with a stack of docs or slap guys' back; or guy sometimes uses knuckle to gently knock girl's head when she commits a dumb mistake; girl throws tissue balls at guy when kenna "suaned" in meetings; guy puts arm around girl's shoulders to manja her to do some data entry chore; guy-girl fingers interlocking as a form of hi-5; etc. The "guy" could be married w kids/married without kids, single (divorced) or gay.
Can't be so officious and business-like for 44 hrs per week. Must inject a bit of harmless teasing/bantering at the workplace to break the monotony. jmho.