a terrible situation to be in, occurs when two people are 'going out' however they are really no more than friends. the two people talk as much as a real couple, the male even spends all his money on the girl, but he recieves nothing in return apart from harsh comments and is often ignored.
tom: look nicole its been 4 months we must be able to kiss by now.
nicole: we can, just not in public or more than twice a week or if its a weekday.
tom: but why?
nicole: look im still a little embarrassed, surely you can understand that?
tom: (begins to cry) have you at least told your friends about us?
*nicole pretends not to have heard as the answer is clearly no, not even when asked does she confirm the relationship instead she just changes the subject. she remains toms girl friend