friend zone

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friend zone

1. noun Where someone is said to be when the object of their affection only sees them as a friend, rather than as a potential romantic partner. This term is usually (but not always) applied to males. If Bella cries to you about all of her bad dates but never asks you out, I'm afraid you're in the friend zone, dude.
2. verb To treat someone who is romantically interested in one as a friend, rather than as a potential romantic partner. When used as a verb, this phrase is usually written as one word. Why are you friendzoning Zack? He's a good guy, you should go out with him.
See also: friend, zone
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As soon as Josh finally musters up the courage to tell Jena how he feels, he is thrown back into the friend zone with finality.
Seeing as Mendes only has eyes for Baldwin at the moment, it looks like Cabello is going to remain in the friend zone.
FLIRT FIX Lots of girls stay stuck in the friend zone because they're scared to lose what they've got: the perfect fake boyfriend.
The story of the character on each monologue varies- there's the bitter queen who got dumped for her own best friend, the boy next door who's trying to get out of the friend zone, the single lady who is a forever third wheel, the NBSB and her almost-lover, the LDR couple, the womanizer who got cheated on, the guy experiencing his first moved-on moment, and many more.
ENTER THE FRIEND ZONE If layering necklaces and adding stacks of rings is your thing, you'll love the plethora of friendship bracelets on the high street this season.
But it's getting harder and harder to see her as a buddy, and he cautiously attempts to get them out of the friend zone.
When I do meet a girl I'm interested in, I end up in the friend zone.
The friend zone can certainly be frustrating, but getting out of it can be downright scary.
The Goombah and the Hippie Chick" follows Joe Hollowell who is struggling to overcome the friend zone with his crush in Julia Stevens.
We've shared a lot with each other, but we don't fit into the friend zone.
When he does meet someone, he ends up in the friend zone.
THE FIX: Shifting from the friend zone can be intimidating.
GWYNETH Paltrow has admitted she has thought about whether she was right to "consciously uncouple" from Chris Martin but said they are now well and truly in the friend zone.
TFTFZ focuses more on how people can avoid the friend zone (a relationship in which one person is in love with the other, but the other isn't and just considers him/her as a friend).
Chris (Ryan Reynolds) spent years in love with his best friend, Jamie (Amy Smart), but she has him firmly in the friend zone.