Being in the friend zone sucks! Nice guys know what I’m talking about! LOL!! But seriously, whether you’re the one that has to lay down the zone boundaries, or you’ve been placed in the “I’m never gonna smush you” district, it can be a hard truth to face.
Here are some rules to keep in mind if you're trying to navigate this friendly situation:
1. Be honest. Whether you’re hot for a friend or feeling temps rise with one of yours – you gotta be honest with each other. If you feel nothing, not a tinge of lust or even jealousy with somebody, be straight up with them. Forcing something or leading a person on isn’t the right answer, and will probably only lead to disaster for you guys and the rest of your crew.
2. Don’t get too friendly (too often). It happens to all of us – after a wild night, some of us are guilty of getting too friendly with some of our Shore mates… But if you wind up in bed with somebody you’ve kept in the friend zone, things don’t have to change. If you guys decide to discuss it, then keep it cool and casual. Other than that, just let it go and try not to let fringe benefits happen on the reg.
3. If you can’t take the heat, maybe it’s time to part ways (for a little). Being just friends with somebody your head over heels for can be torture – all you wanna do is smush, but all you can do is listen to him/her talk about smushing other people. Sometimes the easiest way to get over being in the friend zone is to give yourself some space and find somebody who can be more than just a buddy. Take your mind off the situation, and who knows, you might just run into your next boo.
Have you ever been friend zoned? How did you deal with it? Share your stories with me in the comments!
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