6 Ways To Avoid The Friend Zone!
10/12/2012 3:23:00 PM
You know what the "friend zone" is . . . the place guys get stuck when a girl only sees them as a friend, and doesn't want to hook up with them. If this happens to you, listen up to these six tips on how to avoid the friend-zone . . .
#1.) Treat Her Like a Woman Instead of a Friend. If you always treat your female friends like "one of the guys", they're not going to feel special or see you as anything other than a friend. So try being a gentleman more often: Open doors and pull out chairs for her, give her an occasional compliment, and don't blatantly check out other women when you're out together.
#2.) Step Up the Flirting. Once you've started treating her less like a buddy, start flirting. You need to be discreet though, or else you might weird her out. Simple things like holding her eye contact longer than you normally would, and focusing more attention on her in conversations is a good place to start. Then, if she's receptive, you can expand to more obvious flirting.
#3.) Break the Touch Barrier. Once you've started flirting with each other, try touching her a little more. Stuff like grazing her arm when you're telling her a story, putting your hand on the small of her back, or casually brushing something out of her hair.
#4.) Encourage "Dates". A lot of guys in the "friend-zone" only hang out with the girl they're interested in when they're in groups with other friends. But you need to get some one-on-one time with her. So find something both of you like, and do it without a big group.
#5.) Use Your Friends. If you've got mutual friends who think the two of you would make a good couple, use them to help you out. When you're all out together, get those friends to draw attention to your good traits. Just make sure you trust those friends enough to know they're not going to blow your cover.
#6.) Change Something About Yourself. The biggest reason someone gets put in the friend zone, after lack of attraction of course, is because you get too comfortable and familiar with each other. So change things up by getting a new haircut, buy some new clothes, or start hitting the gym. The goal is to make positive changes to yourself that will make her see you in a new light, and hopefully stir up some romantic feelings.