Friendzone: the perennial location of nice guys everywhere (x)
Within the past year I have been hearing more and more about this all powerful, all terrible “friendzone” that so many of my acquaintances claim to have been the victim of. While the act of being “friendzoned” is one that can technically affect both men and women, it is more often than not applied to a man rejected by a woman.
In the crudest description possible: “friendzoning” is when a man believes he’s put enough friendship coins into the metaphorical female slot machine with the expectation of receiving a sexual and/or romantic relationship in return and instead is still considered only a friend. It is the position that the only reason to be friends with a woman is as a stepping stone to the ultimate goal of receiving sexual favors from them.
Here’s why I call bullshit: