Opinion: ‘Friend zone’ nonexistent, immature

Kaycie Baird, Staff Writer
December 11, 2012

Breaking news! “Friend zone” disproved!

You heard me: The “friend zone” is a sham, a fake, a lie. The more I think about it, the more ridiculous it sounds. This might get offensive, so stop reading now if you’re faint of heart.

In popular culture, the “friend zone” refers to a platonic relationship where one person wishes to enter into a romantic relationship, while the other does not. There are two ways to enter into the so-called “friend zone.”

The first way is to find yourself attracted to someone, but be unable to tell them how you feel due to your lack of courage. The second way, much like the first, is to find yourself attracted to someone who uses it to his or her advantage.

Let me start in on the first way.

If you don’t have the guts to tell someone that you like them, how are they ever going to know? Simply dropping hints does not work. You can’t just assume that they are going to know how you feel because you happen to laugh at their jokes, or smile at them.

Now onto the second thing. This one really gets me going. Let me get this straight: You’re ‘friend zoned’ because someone you have interest in isn’t interested in you? Pardon my frankness, but that sounds a heck of a lot like you being rejected and being unable to handle it.

There is no such thing as the friend zone. It’s just a phrase that was made up by some pathetic saps who couldn’t handle the truth of rejection, or who was letting some jerk or trollop lead them on. Wake up, people! The friend zone doesn’t exist. You either need to grow a pair, speak up about your feelings, or move on.

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