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, so you should trying going out with him.
See also: friend, zone
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They've already shared their first kiss and Curits immediately friend zoned new girl Molly Mae after she invited him on a date in the hot tub.
Note that they almost became a couple until Marvin "friend zoned" Jolina, as reported.
"My first date, Laura from Stoke, was a lovely girl but I was hammered and she 'friend zoned me' which I was a bit gutted about."
James forgotten about the Latino photographer interested in Steele but ends up being "friend zoned?" Hopefully not because a lot of "Fifty" fans are dying to know who would nab the said role.
Rami, on his way back from a date -- one he's not sure the girl knew was a date -- describes being friend zoned as "emasculating and castrating."
According to Jolina it was Marvin who "friend zoned" her.
Later in the evening she took him to one side and friend zoned him, admitting she didn't think that their relationship would work out.