Relationships 101: The (permanently) Friendzoned Friend

8:00 AM

Hi y'all,

Today's post is about that relationship everyone has in their life, but struggles to talk about: the permanently friendzoned friend.

First things first, how do you know you have that permanently friendzoned friend?
Easy, it's the person you look at like a brother or sister.

How do you explain your relationship to others?
This is the tough one because it seems like no one understands why you won't date the person! I always go with the answer "we're better off as friends"... which I often truly believe!

How do you know it's the right move to friendzone or be in a relationship?
Well, let me put it to you like this, if you always want the person around friendzone them. If the possibility of losing them as a friend terrifies you, then it's probably best to friendzone. Should your relationship not work out, it could be very hard to go back to "just friends".

Is it ok to friendzone someone?
Absolutely! Even though this is coming from the person who basically friendzones everyone, it's totally ok! 

Is the friendzone a bad place to be?
No! Here's the thing, you really have two options once you've been friendzoned. Option A, being friends or Option B, not being friends. You can easily take yourself out of the friendzone by not talking to the person anymore.

Moral of this story: it's okay to be the permanently friendzoned friend!

with southern grace,


Breakfast at Lillys said...

This is a fun but different post.
I have definitely friendzoned my fair share of people but didn't realize that was the case until afterwards.

xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

Mikayla Christiansen said...

Love this advice and love the moral! I totally agree! It's totally okay to be friendzoned.

Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

Kate Steadman said...

Haha this is great. I like the fact that you said that is absolutely fine. I completely agree. No need to lead people on!

Sara Kate Styling

Nicole Simonetti said...

Best to be honest + say you're better off friends than give someone the wrong impression. x Nicole |

Kayleigh Adam said...

Love how you say it's okay to be the one friend zoned! Great post!

Annaliese said...

Being friendzoned can be such a sticky situation but this post really breaks it down!!

xoxo A

Jordyn Upchurch said...

I had lots of friends in high school that everyone questioned why I didn't date them...they were just that good friend, you don't want to mess up a good friendship! Permanently friend zoning is the perfect solution ;)

xoxo, SS

The Southern Stylista

Claudia Jane said...

Too funny, great post!
xo, claudia

Ashley said...

What an interesting post! Definitely opened my eyes, as I've never thought that deeply about friend zones!

xo Ashley

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious- I've friendzoned so many people without realizing it after the fact. It's often always better to remain as friends anyway

Alessandra |

Fairy Princess Jord said...

I actually don't have many (true) friends of the opposite sex. I always wish I did but I almost always end up dating them or we never become THAT close. The friend zone has always been a super interesting concept to me though (:

Ashley Vickney said...

What an interesting post, friend zoning is definitely a thing that has unexpectedly happened to me!

Allison said...

I friend zoned tons of guys in high school! But it's fine because when I think about dating them, I shudder!

Julia @ Pennies & Paper said...

Agree with this completely--I've always turned down people that I want to be friends with! For me, the friendship is more important, solid, and reliable than a romance.

Julia | Pennies & Paper

Anonymous said...

Agreed! Sometimes it's better to be friends. And it's helpful to have friends of the opposite sex.

Seersucker Sass said...

Such a cute post! I have definitely been on both ends of the friendzone conversation... it sucks, but life goes on!

XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

Kylie Souder said...

This is great advice, it's totally fine to be friend zoned, people need to treasure friendships!

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