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Do boys say "I love you" to platonic female friends?

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strangequestionbut Tue 13-Mar-18 17:04:43

Just wondering about this (and exercising my natural curiosity as a nosy mother), because my DS (nearly 14) has some female friends which he says aren't girlfriends, but he ends his phone-calls to at least one of them with "bye, love you". I know girls sometimes do that with their platonic girlfriends these days, but is it a thing with boys too?

Fruitcocktail6 Tue 13-Mar-18 17:05:57

When I was a teenager we all said that, not anymore.

I'm not a boy btw but boys I was friends with did.

crazycadetmum Tue 13-Mar-18 17:20:01

My son does this, he says it to his male friends too...he’s 20 btw.

DietCokeGirrrrrl Tue 13-Mar-18 17:22:44

Yeah, when I was a teenager this was common

FittonTower Tue 13-Mar-18 17:22:47

I've always had lots of male friends and some said it to me platonically. My best friend still does, and i love him too - he is awesome.

ConstantReminder Tue 13-Mar-18 17:30:16

Yes some do. It seems guts today are more comfortable expressing emotions like that ~ and more comfortable with platonic friendships. Great, isn’t it?

frasier Tue 13-Mar-18 17:32:54

Yes, everybody loves everybody else (babe grl, bae) in my niece and nephews friendship group!

SundaySalon Tue 13-Mar-18 17:35:36

My male friends used to do this when I was a teenager. I used to do it out of habit I said it so much to my parents and siblings that it kind of slipped out with friends.

ConstantReminder Tue 13-Mar-18 17:37:53

guys not guts (sorry)

MyRelationshipIsWeird Tue 13-Mar-18 17:39:45

I think “love you bye” is a thing now. I’ve heard DJs on radio one say it to callers, and my DS1 has male friends who text that to him! So yes, boys do say it to all sorts of people.

DownAtFraggleRock Tue 13-Mar-18 17:41:16

All the lads do it to each other when they get off the bus I travel home on in the afternoon...

I think it's ironic

HonkyWonkWoman Tue 13-Mar-18 17:41:59

It's very common for people to end phone conversations with love u
where I come from.

Chienrouge Tue 13-Mar-18 17:44:34

Yes, they definitely do (in my experience)

Luckyaide Tue 13-Mar-18 17:54:25


Darknessinthevalley Tue 13-Mar-18 17:55:16

Definitely as teenagers. Even now if I see my best mate we say it as we say goodbye. It certainly doesn't mean anything. I do love him, he's great!

AnyFucker Tue 13-Mar-18 17:58:46


youokayhun Tue 13-Mar-18 17:58:52

I'm 31 and some of my partners friends always end calls to both me and him with "love you, bye" as well as to our faces. I actually think it's nice for good friends to express themselves like that but just what I'm used to.

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