The “friend zone” concept is quite an old one, but the Merriam-Webster dictionary has recently defined it. It refers to two friends having a relationship wherein one wants it to turn into a romantic one while the other only wants it to remain a friendly one. Many of us have experienced it, whether we belong to the friend-zoner or friend-zone. However, it isn’t a very nice state to be in. Let us look at some of the friend zone signs, so you can spot one easily and back out timely.
1. Short responses
If you send a guy a text and he gives very short responses or waits a long time to respond, then you’re definitely Friend Zoned.
2. No set plans
If you try to make plans, and he says “maybe” to everything, then he’s not that into you. If he also says “let me see what else I have first”, then he’s definitely not into you. Guys who like you will make set plans to be with you and they’ll stick to those plans.
3. Your flirts don’t work
I’ve tried everything with this guy, ladies. I’ve giggled, put on make-up, worked my cutest outfits, and been charming. I’ve even told silly jokes to him. Nothing works! When none of your flirts work, especially the not-so-subtle ones, then you know you’ve been friend zoned.
4. You joke about going out on a date with her.
You say stuff like: “Haha you and me baby. One day it’s going to happen.” You like to pretend you’re on a date with her when you guys are just doing “friend” stuff, like getting lunch or going to the movies.
5. She asks your opinion on clothes she’s buying.
She takes you shopping and asks you your opinion on the clothes she buys. After all, she’s not wearing them to try and impress you. There’s always someone else and you’re in a space of denial about it.
6. She doesn’t bother looking nice for you.
She will happily come over to your house to watch a movie wearing sweatpants, no makeup and her hair tied up in a greasy, scrunch bun.
7. Talk with you about others they’re dating
If the friend you like talks with you about the other guys she is dating, then this means she is friend-zoning you.
8. No Physical or Intimate Contact
If yes, she likes you, but if she pulls herself away each time you touch her casually, then it’s a sign of friend zone.