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"I think it would be best if we're just friends." The dreaded friend zone happens to almost everyone at one time or the another. However, it can be frustrating when it happens to you over and over again. If you have been friend zoned too many times, you may want to try these 5 tips to let it not happen again to you. So, here you go!
If you have just started dating each other take your time and get to know her. Getting too pushy too quickly can backfire. She will feel that she has to friend zone you without ever really getting to know you. Express your initial interest, but don't smother her right away.
Spending time in groups is good, but don't let that go on too long. Single her out for special treatment within the group, and invite just her for some one-on-one time. Compliment her appearance and pay special attention to her likes and dislikes to signal her that you are interested in more than just being pals.
If you are instantly available and "such a nice guy," she may fall into the familiarity trap, where she sees you as more of a brother or cousin. You may not want to immediately call her back every time she calls. Additionally, don't fall into the trap of trying to solve her problems. Make sure she doesn't start seeing you as one who swoops in to make everything better. You want a relationship of equals and you want a woman who can sometimes solve her problems herself. Jumping in to fix everything sometimes has the net result of the guy being taken for granted.
Treat her in ways that make it clear that you want a relationship, but don't take too long to make your move. A few weeks is long enough for her to get the idea that you want to be more than friends.
After you have figured out that you are interested in going further, go ahead and tell her about your feelings. Settling for the status quo means that you may always be just a friend. Yeah, it's scary to put yourself out there, but sooner or later, you have to make a move. If you have done all of the above and feel that the time is right, mention that you would like to pursue something more serious. At worst, she'll turn you down. However, at least you will know where you stand and you won't be in the twilight zone of uncertainty.
Well, these were a few tips that all boys can keep in mind and enjoy their new relationship. So, go ahead and try these tips and hopefully you won't be a prey to this friend zone stuff!
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