The pseudo-question is asked by iffy science, popular culture and real people. If one of these real people asks and you’re not up for the foundational claims of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, skedaddle. Now.
When Harry Met Sally is not a scientific study of male-female friendships
Don't listen to Nora Ephron. And definitely don't listen to Gwyneth Paltrow. Men and women can be friends.