Being put into the friend zone is one of the most frustrating places to be. Not only does your ego take a hit, but you can’t show how much it bothers you without looking like you’re obsessed.
The good thing about being friend zoned (yes there is a perk!) is that you are closer to that person than anyone else. The bad thing about this is you can’t tell them just how much they mean to you without risking your friendship. Fortunately, if you aren’t happy with your cozy little corner of the friend zone, there are some ways to crawl out of it and win her heart.
How to Get Out of the Friend Zone
1. Tell them how you feel about them.
Honesty is always the best policy, so if you want to get out of the friend zone, you’ve got to tell them how you feel! They aren’t able to read your mind after all.
2. Show them how you feel.
We aren’t saying that you should shower them with hearts, flowers, and tokens of your love. However, you can show them by noticing the small things like a new haircut or tell them that a particular item of clothing looks really good on them. They may seem small, but it will add up and mean a lot in the long run.
3. Make them notice you in a romantic light.
To get out of that friend zone, you’re going to have to show them that you can be more intimate than just friends. This doesn’t mean that you ought to try to make out with them, but tell them what you would do to show your significant other how special they are. It will get them wondering what it would be like to date you.
4. Don’t let them talk to you as just a friend.
People don’t talk to their friends the same way they do significant others, it’s just the way things are. If you really want to be their partner, you shouldn’t let them gossip to you about other people they are interested in. You also shouldn’t let them complain about them either. In fact, don’t let them mention the people they are dating at all because how could they possibly see you as a love interest if they talk to you about their love lives—especially when it doesn’t include you.
5. Figure out why they only see you as a friend, then fix it
Maybe you only treat them as a friend. Maybe they don’t think you two are that compatible. Whatever the problem is, there is probably a way to change their mind. If they don’t think you are compatible with them, for example, you can make it your mission to show them just how compatible the two of you really are.