Being in the friend zone is one of the most disappointing things, whether you’re a girl trying to win over your crush, or a boy, desperately trying to become a boyfriend. Either way, it’s not fun and will bring down even the most cheerful person. But even with such a delicate matter there are things that can help you avoid the whole disappointing experience, signs that will prepare you for the things to come. Watch closely, if your crush is showing any of these, it’s time to face the truth – you’re being friend-zoned!
He tells you the embarrassing stuff
There are two kinds of people you share your mist embarrassing moments with – your parents, because, you know, they’ve seen you at your worst, and friends, because you don’t need to look good in front of them – they’ve seen you at your worst, too! That’s why if a guy is sharing all the messy stuff with you, it means he sees you only as a friend.
He says you’re cute, but nothing more
He may appreciate the way you look in a friendly way, but you’ll never hear anything more than simply ‘cute’ from him. He finds you adorable, but not desirable enough to move things to the next level. No matter how much you try to dress up, he just never notices those efforts!
You hang out together, but never date
There’s a huge difference between lounging together from time to time and going on an actual date with dressing up and making an effort to create something beautiful together. You definitely know the difference! So, if you meet frequently, but have never been on a romantic date, chances are you’re being totally friend-zoned.
He’s never tried to make a move
Guys are hunters by nature, that’s why they’re likely to make the first move when they fall for someone. If you’ve been seeing each other for quite some time now, but he still haven’t even tried to touch you, let alone kiss you, then you’re probably about to enter the friend zone or it’s already happened. Look at his body language and try to read the signs!
There’s always a third wheel around
He either doesn’t want to be alone with you or simply doesn’t like you enough to do something date-related. That’s why you’re always surrounded by his or your friends and some other people, so you don’t even have a chance to do something romantic. Social relations are important, but this way it’s almost impossible to build an intimate partnership!
He tells what a good friend you are
This one is pretty straightforward, but if a guy tells you that you’re his best friend ever or even calls you his ‘buddy’, then it’s a sure sign that you’ve crossed into the friend zone. Once a man starts seeing you as his friend, it’s almost impossible to gain his romantic interest. We aren’t urging you to despair, but you have to be realistic about your relationship!
He tells you about his crush
Yep, this one hurts a lot, but if the guy you like feels comfortable telling you about a girl he has fallen for, then you need to think no further – this is the friend zone you’re in! There’s a really small chance that he’s simply trying to make you jealous, but let’s face it, this is not the ways men do things when it comes to relationships. Nevertheless, just to make sure, you should gather your courage and confront the guy to make things clear.
You aren’t happy
This is it – if the relationship you’re in doesn’t make you happy, then it’s a sure sign that it’s not a good one. When your emotional needs aren’t being met, you will gradually feel worst about yourself, and that’s not how relationships are supposed to be! It’s time to be honest with yourself and the guy you like. Let him know how you feel and see where it takes you!