Originally Posted by spirit4711
Kidding aside, I like many of my friends' partners but I don't feel sexually attracted to them.
Yeah... with my friends' partners, there's some kind of automatic switch that goes off that says 'Unavailable... therefore not attractive'. Objectively, I can see that many of them are attractive men who conceivably I could have been attracted to if I met them independently. But since they're partnered to my friends, they seem like brothers. Even if my friends broke up with them, I couldn't think of them in any other way.
It's nice, it's the easiest way for me to enjoy a platonic male friendship. As a currently single woman, I find it very hard to have platonic friendships with single men.