A consolation prize is when you ask a girl out and she says no but she wants to remain
. The guy feels
like he is not good enough for a romantic relationship
just a platonic friendship.This usually
occurs between friends
; the guy and the girl start as friends
however the guy starts to like her romantically and wants their
friendship to develop into
. When he lets his feelings be known
to her, she turns him down but honestly tells him she wants him as a friend. At this
point the guy needs to do some soul searching and figure out if they can go back
to the way things
were or they go their
Sometimes girls will say this
to a guy they don't know well as a subtle
cue to go away. However this
most often happens between friends
and has the ability to destroy friendships. The guy has had his pride hurt and is left resentful and bitter
like he has been made a fool of by the girl who he thought
The girl is left hurt as well, since she feels
guilty about hurting
him and possibly
losing a close friend. However she can quickly get annoyed at him if she thinks he's being immature or trying
to guilt trip her into
by acting depressed. Its an awkward situation and requires much
tact and patience for things
to turn out alright.
John Doe 1: "I ask Jane
Doe out yesterday."
John Doe 2: "How did that go?"
John Doe 1: "I got the consolation prize...she wants
to be friends."
John Doe 2: "Ouch, sorry man."