When your crush says they just want to be friends. It's another type of way of playing heard to get.
Boy: I really like you as more than a friend.
Girl: I don't like you like that let's just be friends.
Boy: she wants to be friends.
Friends: She just friend zoned
"Friend zone" describes the way most women stop seeing a male friend as dating material after a certain amount of time has passed, even though she might have begun dating him had he acted differently when they first met. -see example
-being "friendzoned" does not have to mean something negative in nature, it is simply a word to label the common situation of a male is only seen as a friend in the eyes of a female come the time he confesses his feels for her, which is completely ok, by no means does the male friend feel he is intitled to be with said female(unless they are an assholes), everyone obviously has the right to reject who they wish, but that does not mean the male has no right to feel rejected and inadequate, especially in situations where said female chooses to be with another man of which the male friend feels is not appropriate for said female, for whatever reason, such as opposing males personality(taking advantage of her and such). its mostly based on social norms and essentially stereotypes of male and female interaction. Of course this is not always the case, it is possible for a female to become "friendzoned" as the roles are simply reversed, though it is less common as guys are more in the position of asking a girl to be with him (a social norm). I personally dislike like the reality of social norms, but that does not mean they are not blatantly obvious, more so when observing rather than participating.
John meets Mary. Mary thinks "This guy seems nice. He's quite funny and reasonably good looking". John doesn't ask Mary out, but they see each other at social functions. After a while, Mary stops seeing John as a nice guy who is quite funny and reasonably good looking, and just sees him as friend. John realizes he's secretly madly in love with Mary and begins trying to hang out with her more and more. Because John loves Mary, he stops behaving reasonably and starts doing anything just to spend time with her. Eventually, he summons his courage and confesses his love for her. But Mary just feels uncomfortable and confused. She doesn't want to lose her friend and she feels pressured by his feelings for her. To be honest, John's been a little needy and pathetic lately, hanging on her every word and catering to her every whim, and that's not really very sexy. John has been friendzoned by Mary.
John had a chance when they first met but he messed it up by not doing anything about it. When he finally got his act together, the friendship that developed actively interfered with his potential of getting Mary to go on a date with him.
The worst place in the world to be, and a place where every decent guy will find himself eventually. If you're a nice guy, as far as most girls are concerned you might as well be a gay guy, because both are considered undatable and un-fuckable.
Girl: You're such a great guy. Every time I got drunk and slept with my violent and abusive ex, you were always there for me.
Guy: Yea, I get it, I'm in the friend zone.
Girl 2: I just want to be friends. I'm not looking for a relationship now.
Guy 2: Translation: you want someone else.
Girl 2: Correct.
Something you never want to happen to you.
Mike: She just friend zoned me.
Rob: Oh, that sucks.
When a girl decides that you are her friend, and no longer a dating option. You become this complete non-sexual entity in her eyes, like a brother, or a lamp.
John- Dude, i would totally rail jane, but I don't feel like she wants the d.
Jim- Sorry man, looks like you're stuck in the friendzone.
This is the metaphorical "zone" where Women place Men after men do the following thing(s): Talk to her every day, compliment her a lot, invite her to places, buy her food, comfort her when she is sad, listen to her when she is angry, standing up for her, tell her she's beautiful, tell her she's everything, texting her all night when she wants to talk.
After doing any of the above listed things, the woman WILL take you for granted and go fuck a random douche bag who treats her wrong.
Also, this comes with the famous "You're a nice guy but I think we should just be friends" speech.
Friend: Hey so are you still with that girl? You treat her perfect and you guys would be perfect together :)
Me: Stop reminding me of that... I got put in the Friend zone.
Friend: What?!?!?! you were so nice to her though
Probably the worst f**king place on this Earth. Happens normally to caring, nice guys. Girl examples are rare, but not unheard of. In most cases, the guy loves the girl, and cares about her greatly. However, due to this action, today's female will often see this as a friend-like behavior, or not realize the love he has for her. The male does everything for the girl, would always be there for her, and yet the girl doesn't seem to give two shits about his side of the story. He has continually listen to her moan and bitch about her asshole boyfriend, and how she wish she had a caring, nice one. This is normally where the male either excuses himself to go wallow in self pity, or explodes in anger at the female, confessing his love for the girl in the process. In this case, the talk usually ends with "You're a nice, caring guy, but you're more like a friend/brother to me." Which confuses the hell out of the guy, because she was just complaining about wanting a nice, caring boyfriend. All in all, a hell on earth for nice guys.
Girl: Oh my gosh Johnny, I don't understand why Bill is being such an asshole. I wish I could have a nice, caring boyfriend."
(example 1)Nice caring Johnny: "Well, I'm sure you'll find him someday." (Thinks: He could be sitting next to you...) "Hey, but I have to go wallow in self-pity in the friend zone--I mean wash the dishes."
(Example 2)Nice caring Johnny: "Oh my god Katelyn if you really wanted one, I could've been there! I have loved you for a long time, and I always have to hear you bitch about all of your asshole boyfriends, and I'm sick you you coming to me. If you wanted a caring boyfriend, I would gladly have been it. Why not give me a fucking chance?"
Girl: I'm sorry, you're a nice caring guy and all, but you're more like a friend/brother to me."
Nice caring Johnny: "WTF?! You make NO fucking sense bitch!"