If there is one thing that every single adult male dreads, it is being in the friend-zone. It is a place where a woman categorizes a man she has no interest in going past the palling around stage with, and for some men, it can be a disheartening experience to be in.
Unless you have movie star looks or a suave personality with a way with words, you will experience this at least once in your life. But as they say, prevention is better than cure, so if you intend to keep yourself miles away from the friend zone, here are some signs to look out for.
The Touch Barrier is Never Broken
As you may read from magazines or online blogs, you will know if a woman is interested in you if he can get a bit touchy. If you find yourself being playfully slapped in the arm as you tell a corny joke, then that is a good sign.
On the contrary, if never even goes as far as giving you a pat on the shoulder, this is a good sign that you are headed for the friend zone.
The Omnipresent Chaperone
Ever wondered why she always brings a friend along whenever you ask her out? It is not because she wants you to get close to her circle of friends.
It is likely because she is not too comfortable spending some alone time with you, which is not a good sign if you are interested in her in a romantic way.
She Constantly Tries to Play Cupid
If you are trying to woo a woman into being a romantic partner, but she constantly tries to set up with one of her friends, this is a good time to give up your pursuit. It is simply not happening, not in this life, at least.
In such a case, might as well just take her up on her offer. This person she is trying to introduce to you may likely end up being “the one.”
You Get to See Her in Her Most Unflattering Look
About nine times out of ten, women would always want to dress up and look good. This applies most especially if she is about to meet up with a man she is interested in.
But if she does the exact opposite with you, it only means she is comfortable looking less attractive in front of you, which also means she is not into you that way.
The Most Embarrassing Moments Are Not Kept Secret
When women are comfortable enough to share embarrassing moments with men, it is either they are with a long-time significant other, or with a guy, she merely considers to be a friend.
It is easy to distinguish one with the other, especially if you add in all the other aforementioned items.
The Beer Googles Are Non-Existent
You ask a girl out for a couple of drinks and she agrees. This makes you think that you can make a move after the two of you have had a few glasses of your favorite drink.
You can very well make a move, but if she remains unresponsive to it, that would be the perfect time to let it go. You likely won’t be going past the friends only stage.
It Takes Days for Her to Respond to Your Messages
Granted that there are women who are not big fans of text messaging, but if you are in the “seen” zone for days, and she gets back to you with very vague answers, this is a good sign that you won’t go past the friend zone.
You are Her “Ideal” Guy
This may seem a little confusing since she always tells you that she wishes “more men were like you.” You may take it as a sign of interest, but it is actually not.
What she means is that she is interested in someone else, but is frustrated that he does not have some of your qualities. Once you feel this, it would then be time to veer your attention to someone else.
There is Zero Flirting/Sexual Tension Between You Two
If you have dated in the past and have had a few ex-girlfriends already, you would feel if there is some sexual tension between you and a woman. It is very noticeable right from the get-go.
But if you do not feel even a hint of a flirty vibe, it is time to let this pursuit go and move on to someone else.
She is the Friend in Need
You have waited for days for her to call you back, but when she does, it is because she needs you to drive her to the mall. Other times, it is for you to pick up her dress from the dry cleaners.
If she only calls you whenever she needs something from you, you are most likely in the friend zone. It is high time to realize that you need to wake up and get yourself out of this situation.