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    you must really get me

    (1) Does “you must really get me” mean "“you must really understand me"?

    (2) Does "attraction" here particularly refer to "sexual attraction"?

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    Can Men and Women Be "Just Friends"?

    Can women and men be friends? Attraction plays a significant role in opposite-sex friendship, but that doesn't make the bond any less beneficial

    Kate and Dan met on the job in Boston, when they were in their early 20s. He thought she was attractive; she thought he was an arrogant jerk. At a work party, it came out that both had lost a parent in recent years, and a mutual feeling of “you must really get me” washed over them. A few years later, when they both found themselves in New York and single, the friendship ramped way up, into multiple-phone-calls-per-day, soul-baring, belly-laughing territory.

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    #2

    Re: you must really get me

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    (1) Does “you must really get me” mean "“you must really understand me"? Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    (2) Does "attraction" here particularly refer to "sexual attraction"? Yes.



    I hope that helps!
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    Re: you must really get me

    Thanks.
    I wonder why it often fails to respond when I click Thank or Like button.

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    Re: you must really get me

    If nothing happens when you click "Like" or "Thank", please put a post in the Support Area, detailing the exact problem, and including what device you are using and which browser.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: you must really get me

    I often see quite a delay between tapping Like on my mobile device and seeing a response. Try to give it plenty of time, because a second tap or click will cancel the first.
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    #6

    Re: you must really get me

    I would say yes, and maybe, rather than yes, and yes. I mean, if they were *really* sexually attracted to one another, there would be little reason they ended up being best phone buddies. Also, "to find someone attractive" can mean that you think they are pretty or handsome, in a more or less strictly visual sense, and to a degree that is distinct from "to be attracted to someone" or "to be strongly attracted to someone."

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    #7

    Re: you must really get me

    "Attraction" has many definitions. In this example, it's being discussed in the romantic sense.
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    #8

    Re: you must really get me

    "attractive" doesn't necessarily imply sexual attraction. It can simply mean "good looking", "pretty" or "handsome".
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    Re: you must really get me

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbha View Post
    "attractive" doesn't necessarily imply sexual attraction. It can simply mean "good looking", "pretty" or "handsome".
    Well, not really, strictly speaking. If something's 'attractive', it really means you're 'attracted' to it. Otherwise you'd say good-looking/pretty/handsome.

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    Re: you must really get me

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Well, not really, strictly speaking. If something's 'attractive', it really means you're 'attracted' to it. Otherwise you'd say good-looking/pretty/handsome.
    I disagree. It means I think the person is attractive to other people. It says nothing about whether I'm one of them.
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