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Friendlationship(n) is a combination of the words 'friends' and 'relationship', used to describe a somewhat-platonic relationship that contains all the aspects of an actual romantic relationship, without any physical/sexual benefits. Basically, all the sacrifice but none of the gain. Often occurs when both people involved harbor some desire for the other, but neither is willing to take a chance and potentially ruin their friendship.
Guy 1: So is Jake hanging out with us tonight?
Guy 2: No man, he's hanging out with Vanessa again.

Guy 1: Man he's so whipped. What an idiot.
Guy 2: He needs to get out of that fucking friendlationship.
by FredAlex November 11, 2007
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"Friendlationship" is a word that describes something more than friendship, but less than a dating relationship. My girlfriend, Angela, made it up about 4 months ago. It described the 'thing' between her and the person she wanted more with. However, the other person was too... whatever... to conceed to a relationship with Angela. Pretty much means there's courtship, but no one's ready to label it yet.
Ryan and Marie text or IM ALL the time, know each others' tentative schedules, and go to invisible on AIM so only they know the other is online - they're SO in a friendlationship.
by Nichole Morgan December 21, 2004
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A friendlationship is the step between friendship and relationship.

A friendlationship occurres when two individuals share mutual romantic feelings towards one another, but it is not an official relationship yet.

Synonyms for friendlationship:
- vibing
- together

- saam
>> Ansel hasn’t asked me out yet, but we definitely like each other, we’re in a friendlationship.
by MyLittlePonyiscool69 October 01, 2017
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The love between a panda and a beetle. Basically dating, but can be in other fully-functioning relationships. The perfect mixture of a best friendship and a relationship. No sex involved but lots of cuddles. Involves "good morning beautiful" texts, visiting their families, and sleepovers.
I can never find a boyfriend that will treat me as good as my friendlationship does.
by Amandajessica92 January 10, 2015
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When a friendship with someone evolves into something way more complicated -ship.
Dude, Abby came over last night and after kissing, it just fell into a friendlationship.
by gilroyc21 August 24, 2008
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A friendship that is short lived and intense and that ultimately ends in a parting of ways. A friendship that feels like a realtionship.
"I used to hang out with Joe almost every day but now we hardly even talk."

"Sounds like a classic friendlationship."
by Justin Bland October 29, 2007
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When two people that are already involved in romantic relationships become something more than just friends. But both are loyal to their partners, so they are stuck between being friends and being together.
Its hard to be in a Friendlationship. There are alot of emotions and confusion. There is also alot of love.
by Conflicted1 May 18, 2018
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