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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Describing how the friend zone scenario can start, she says, "What tends to happen is the guy will come on strong, or be overly nice, or message every day and start using terms of endearment far too early.
On the other end of the friend zone, she says, "Being a girl it hurts, especially if you like the guy.
The friend zone is such a touchy subject, Rami asks to use a fake name so his story won't give him away.
On the other end of the friend zone, he says he recently rejected a girl by having a mutual friend break the news to her, leading her to end their "friendship.
Not true, says a physician and author who has studied relationships extensively, but who asked to remain anonymous because he didn't want to be associated with the friend zone.
But there's nothing wrong with ending up in the friend zone with girls - some of the best romantic relationships come out of friendships.
Chris (Ryan Reynolds) spent years in love with his best friend, Jamie (Amy Smart), but she has him firmly in the friend zone.
A third laffer, Borja Cobeaga's "The Friend Zone," won the Critics' Prize at April's Malaga Spanish film fest; "Drain" took its audience award.
Your dreams are likely indicators that you want to get out of the friend zone.
While the two definitely look like they have crossed over the friend zone, Drake's father Dennis Graham is not convinced.
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).
Inquirer Super got the chance to ask Ramon our own questions on love, the friend zone, and what keeps this "next boyfriend material" (another self-proclaimed title) busy:
RA Rivera and I found that so many people obsessed with finding love end up in the friend zone.