I do believe that it is a pretty good trait for dudes to own a respectable amount of feminine buddies; it means which they do not contribute to the toxic (and common) indisputable fact that gents and ladies can never be buddies because males only want to bone tissue. This means they see females as sentient and complex beings that are human not merely sex things - the fact you state he is 'not super laddy' would appear to guide this interpretation. Like you have any evidence - I don't see any read this article issue here unless you have reason to believe that he's f**king all his female friends - and it doesn't sound.
But, this insidious view - that guys only ever wish intercourse from females, and as a consequence if they are buddies together with them,
It is simply an effective way to an end - is truly pervasive in our culture (see 'friendzone', as an example).