Actually as an heterosexual couple looking out for female company we are fully aware that the deepest affective connection is bound to happen between the male and the female.
The other female expectation on the relationship is barely having a friendly connection, someone to talk to, go shopping, share opinions or and tasks and some times, someone to team up against the male and his absurd opinions.
So it varies, and you are not obliged to agree with everything. You also have your say and you do not need to go along with everything, beware of people who wish to drag you down to do things in a relationship you do not agree with, because they probably they do not love you, if they cannot respect you.
Mutual respect is the roof of a relationship, communication is the key.