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Stuck In The Friend Zone? Here’s How to Get Out

Okay, let’s face it. No one would ever want to admit this, but we’ve all at least been friend zoned once in your life. Being friend-zoned automatically goes hand-in-hand with pain and embarrassment. This is why a lot of people won’t admit to being in the situation because it’s looked at as a joke. But here’s how to turn being friend-zoned into a potential relationship.

Be Their Friend First

This one sounds like a complete contradiction but trust me, being a genuinely good friend to someone can boost your chances of growing your current relationship into something else. Not only does this help you get to know the guy/girl and all his/her turn-ons and turn-offs, but it also helps you gain their trust. Trust is something that a lot of relationships lack. If you can earn his/her trust by being their friend first, then this would definitely help your chances.

Be Available…But Not Too Available

Let them know you like them. Make it clear. There’s nothing better than having someone in your life that keeps it real with you. But with that being said, once you make it clear that you like them, don’t keep repeating it. And don’t flirt with them too much, or even at all. If you start to flirt with them too much, you can come off as needy or desperate and that can definitely be a turn-off or even cause uncomfortable situations. Just keep your cool and act how you usually would before you expressed your feelings.

Make Some Moves

By moves, this doesn’t mean the classic “yawn and put your arm over the shoulder” move. Make subtle moves. Keep eye contact whenever you’re talking to him/her. This is important because it shows that you are providing your full attention. Every now and then when you’re talking to him/her, drop some arm touching. Don’t go overboard! A casual brush against the arm or lightly touching their arm goes a long way and shows your attention is theirs.

Stir Up Some Jealousy

It’s 2019 and there really is no time to play games anymore. But there’s never any harm done by walking past your crush with another “friend” that looks like they could be more than just your buddy. Sometimes people don’t know what they have until it’s gone. Showing your guy/girl friend that there’s a possibility that you could be interested in someone else could be just the thing to make them realize their feelings for you.

PATIENCE IS KEY!

This is probably the most essential out of all of these tips because, in reality, feelings don’t come out of the blue. They take a while to develop, and while you may have a crush on your friend, it may take a long time for them to realize they have feelings for you. Don’t get frustrated or impatient if you feel like your guy/girl friend isn’t interested. Everything takes time, and your patience will be just another one of your traits that your crush may soon come to love.

Veronica Ruiz, Senior, Lane Tech, instagram: @v.eronicaruiz
Veronica Ruiz

Written by Veronica Ruiz

17 years old and enjoying it. I love to write...but bios? Definitely not my thing.

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