It’s the just-guy-friends that seem to make life more complicated.
Their girlfriends love-hate you. Ex-girlfriends are also included in the categories of stalkers and or sort-of-friends. As a female yourself you are going to be labeled by strangers and or family friends as a possible romantic interest, or a different sexuality.
There are also those guys who want to be more-than-just-friends. This is one of those fluctuating definitions of “ulterior motives.” Sometimes you want to date them. Most of the time you won’t. It’s hard to be sexual with someone who is labeled as a male-slut. (I am not making this up)
I have been into that territory and I do not wish to go back. My guy-friends aren’t just friends, they’re some of the few closest people that I trust and love the most. Yes, I love you guys!
(I didn’t say that)