The state of being denied relationship status because the other considers you a "Friend they don't want to lose". This more commonly affects men, as women get too into the friendship to consider the other in a sexual or romantic way. Men are more likely to stick it out and try and get into her pants and/or heart. Most women do it unconsciously, they like the person so much they don't want risk losing the friendship. They would also say they don't want to lose the friend as an attempt to soften the rejection.
James: "Hey I really like you, so do you want to go see a movie or something."
Mary: "I would really like that, except you're such a good friend that I can't think of you like that."
James: 'Inside of his head' "Damn, not the friend zone."
A guy is great friends with a girl on many levels, save for anything intimate. Possibly the best 'zone' to be in, as a male.
The guy is privy to many a little known facts.
She'll give him a hug if he's down, not just because he got her flowers.
Emotional support is usually mutual, and beneficial.
Best part: You will never fight. As friends, one of you will say something silly or with innuendo, and it'll be back to normally conversation.
George: Bro, I'm so happy to be in the friendzone with Cathy.
Lucas: WTF man? That means you'll never date her or get shit!
George: Psh, I don't care. I can play games with her anytime, we joke all the time, never fight, and hang out so often!
Lucas: Man, you be tripping. If you aren't getting booty, you have no reason to be up in there.
George: Got it all wrong man, the Friendzone is the place to be.
The perfect place to meet nice guys.
Girl1: "I'm done with men, I only meet such douchebags!"
Girl2: "Just look around your girlfriends' friend zones, they're full of nice guys."
when a person doesn't get what they want from someone else and so they bitch and cry about it to elicit pity from people around them
person 1: OH MY GOD HOW COULD HE/SHE/IT/FLOWER PUT ME IN THE FRIENDZONE UGHHHH
person(s) 2(3,4,5,6...): awhh that's so sad, you're such a great person, i'm sure you'll find someone. <333
noun: period marked by the feeling of disappointment, mutual awkwardness, sadness and/or recovery immediately following the romantic and/or sexual rejection by a close friend.
(AKA: The brother/sister zone)
verb: romantically and/or sexually reject a close friend
noun: Damn... I thought for sure Suzie would reciprocate. I didn't expect to be put in the friend zone.
verb: I'd hate to friend zone Linda. She's is a nice girl, but I'm just not attracted to her at all.
Somewhere you'll never find a guy like Victor.
Person #1: "Hey ladies, any of you happen to know where Victor went?"
Person # 2: "Oh, he's been hanging out with Maureen in the Friend Zone."
Person #1: "Ha! That's funny. no seriously. Where is he?"
When a jerk with an overinflated sense of entitlement who thinks that respecting a woman gives him the right to make romantic or sexual demands of her gets his poor little feelings hurt because the woman he wants to date/romance/bone exercises HER right not to want to date/romance/bone him in return.
"You know, I thought John was a great guy until he started acting like I OWED him for being nice to me, and whined about how I'm an 'ungrateful bitch' because I put him in the 'friendzone.'"