This appears to be more prevalent at the workplace than you can so imagine.sleepy wrote: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 yearszbear 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.
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.
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.