I think the issue Sourlemon is trying to disscuss is not an occasionally friendship that is temporarly shrot and not so deep.Because in this case the anwser is obvious Yes.Many persons are friends where male and female go toghethor to work, study , walk, ....and they are only friends , but they go mostly in group. I have three best friends, one I knew since I was 15, the two othors since 4years, and 2 years.We are not a group, each one of them is very close to me. I call them , they call me wedo every thing togethor.we walk we spend hours outsideand inside. I have female friends but i do not imagine one of them doing what my best three male friends are doing.
If that happens, I think it only when there is love.