According to an observation, about 80% of the students can’t make friends with the opposite gender. The reason behind it is not that they are shy but because they are afraid. They are afraid because a girl and a boy’s friendhip has a different meaning in TIP’s dictionary. Friendship has no meaning, and friends of the opposite gender are only seen as a couple.
The victim is usually unaware when things change. It all starts with fun and slogans like “chand pe jis ki sorat aai… bhai… bhai”, “botal… botal” (Gulshan point) and “baharoon phool barsaoo….”. The victim thinks that his dear friends are only having fun but after he comes to know about the actual reasons behind it, it’s a completely different story.
Don’t believe me ,try it out for yourself, as one of my batchmates did, talk to the opposite gender and a scandal will be waiting for you: “they are having an affair”, “he’s a flirt and he’s making her fool”, “yesterday I saw them sitting alone and they were…”. Your reputation will hit rock bottom and you will be treated as an alien, friends will change your name to “Romeo” and “Radhay”. The news will be on the noticeboard about your affair by your own friends, even before you realize it yourself that it’s an affair, will make you think a hundered time before talking to an another gender.
Funny isn’t it. But who’s to blame, who created this environment and who’s doing all this. Try asking this question to yourself and you’ll definitely get the answer and when you get the answer, do let everyone know.