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How do i get out of the friend zone

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First, I will say that I relate to the confusion.

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A few years ago I met a guy who I thought was perfect for me. He checked all the boxes and had everything I was looking for. She was cool and nonchalant about it. I naively took his excuse as fact and was determined to show him that I was a cool girl and if he dated me, there would be zero weirdness.

I made a point of letting him know that I run a website with my ex-boyfriend talk about overcoming a weird situation! I took every opportunity that presented itself to let him know that dating me carries zero weirdness. I also went on this pathetic quest to prove to him how great we would be together, pointing out our vast similarities, likes, values, and so forth. If a guy really likes a girlthe last thought that will cross his mind is fear of ruining How do i get out of the friend zone friendship.

I have asked this question to countless men and the answer is always the same: All that means is he is somewhat attracted to you, but again, not enough to want to date you because if he did, he would.

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It all goes back to what has essentially become my catchphrase at this point since I say it so often: You know it and everyone around you knows it. Most men are terrified of rejection and would rather not try as opposed to try and risk being rejected.

Getting around this one is easy enough though, just show a little bit of interest. It comes down to this simple fact: Well then forget it. At the end of the day, all you can do is focus on you. Focus on being your best self and on finding a sense of worth that comes from within, and not from men.

I would definitely recommend this book to any women who may be having issues within a relationship or with the men in their life in general.

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More From Thought Catalog. Be The Best Girlfriend Ever. Get our newsletter every Friday! Well, even if your guy isn't “damaged goods,” I hope you read the last section because backing off is a required first step if you want to get out of the friend zone.

Good Luck!

The friend zone sounds friendly enough — as if there are late-night pizza runs and soul-revealing talks while we do our hair and nails. To escape the friend zone, you must first realize that all relationships involve negotiation - and you are attempting to "re-negotiate" the current exchange.

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