There’s always a bit of trepidation surrounding a guy and girl who enjoy each other’s company when they’re partnered up with others. And that’s due to centuries of cultural baggage.
As William Deresiewicz notes in a New York Times op-ed, “Friendship between the sexes was more or less unknown in traditional society. Men and women occupied different spheres and… cross-sex friendship was as unthinkable in Western society as it still is in many cultures.”
So if your partner is wary that the woman on your trivia night team has an eye for you, just realize that this is a fairly common knee-jerk reaction.
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