If that guy does stick around, it’s because he’s hoping you’ll change your mind about him.Then he’ll be that frustrated guy in the “friend zone” who has a crush on you but doesn’t let on until it’s entirely inappropriate (see: any 80’s teen movie).All of these factors were combined into a total post-breakup "closeness" score.Participants were also asked how much they wanted to get back together with their ex, which researchers called "desire reunification," and how likely they were to date again, which researchers called "reunification likelihood."The researchers found those who felt more attached to their partners -- in other words, who had higher levels of investment, commitment and satisfaction -- during the relationship were the ones who were most likely to still be close with their exes after the relationship ended.And I started thinking about it and wondering why that is. It may be true, but it’s more likely that it’s the rejection talking. Men (and women) do not want a constant reminder of their rejection when hanging out with so-called “friends”.If I went on one date with a woman, and she thought I was nice, but wasn’t attracted to me, that would probably hurt.
Another study found the existence of a friendship before the onset of romantic involvement was a factor that determined if you stayed friends after a breakup.In this study, researchers found those who were the most committed to each other during a romantic relationship were more likely to be friends after the relationship ended.Over the course of a year, researchers analyzed data from 143 heterosexual people aged 18 to 30 who were in a romantic relationship.It’s the part of our nature that sometimes overrides nurture.If you've ever known love, you've also definitely known heartbreak.