https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/men-and-women-cant-be-just-friends/ This article has a lot of truth in it. Men over estimate the ( relationship) Rela-Friend-Ship. Women underestimate it. I have had several friendships with women that never blossomed into sexual relationships. While I would have quickly crossed from F to L ( friends to lovers) I kept the platonic relationship in perspective. It was very ..very tough. So to be a Male Friend to a Lady, you either fall into Friend or Lover category. A Male friend is called an Orbiter. Like a satellite circling earth. Like a spacecraft designed to go into orbit, one not intended to land.