Or mebbe I will. Those of us "of a certain age" are entirely capable of being "just friends" with the opposite sex, and the great majority of my friends are women... speakin' on a personal and therefore purely anecdotal basis. That said, those of us "of a certain age" are much more likely to recognize and honor moral boundaries, such as marriage or other serious commitments (read between the lines here). Further, I'm tryin' to think of a single example of a current woman friend that isn't in some sorta relationship and no one comes to mind. We're not counting casual acquaintances, like one of my single female neighbors whom I'd do in a heartbeat, as if THAT would ever happen. I could tell ya a funny story in this space, but that well and truly would be TMI (aside to SN1: no comments, please).