I know it's an obvious answer...it's a yes. My best friend is a girl..but the thing that made me ponder this question is this:We both found we have alot in common with our lives...and in our taste in music and shyness. A year ago, when I first met her, I told one of my classmates she was fit. Then a few months later, in May, I popped up to her on Facebook.After about a week, we had talked everyday for atleast 2 hours a day. And then in August, during the summer, we talked for hours...She very quickly built her way up to being my best friend and making me feel like I could tell her anything - it was the same for her too. Except I became her "crush" - and not her best friend.In September, I think I pretty much fell head over heels for her - and then got myself really upset when I told myself I could never date her. We talked for even longer during October and November - and then the day my school broke up for Christmas her friend asked me if I liked her - I asked why and I found out I was my best friend's crush.On Monday, I told my friend I liked her...and he, without my permission, asked her out. She took it as a joke, and he started to annoy her, so she told him to *I censored this myself * off. We've been talking from as soon as I get home until I or she goes to bed - but I told her I liked her, and I asked her out myself, and she said she didn't want to ruin our friendship, so she said no. And i'm OK with that, but being friends is harder when you know you both like eachother and trust eachother alot...I've read somewhere that boys and girls, when friends, usually end up liking eachother...and then their friendship crashes and burns when they date and break up.So, in your honest opinion, do you think boys and girls can be friends?