When a man attempts to get a girlfriend (or boyfriend) by first being their friend, then hoping to transition that to being their boyfriend. After they've been their friend for a while with no sexual tension being built up, he asks her out, with her saying something along the lines of "I don't think of you that way and I don't want to jeopardize what we have."
The people who've experienced this are almost-exclusively men who don't have many social skills, especially with romance. Many of them have had few (if any) sexual partners, very little self-esteem, not much confidence, a lot of anxiety, and possibly some minor depression (if not severe), which is WHY they have so few social skills.
It's only made worse by the fact that a LOT of women who say "a guy said I friend-zoned him" don't really try to HELP him. Saying you're not interested is one thing, but GENUINELY trying to understand why he's so hurt by that and figuring out ways to help him get a girlfriend is another.

The unspoken aspect of this is that this usually occurs when a modest-looking man tries to attract a more-attractive woman using their personality, since they wouldn't be able to if they just used their looks.
To be fair, women DO put higher importance on personality than men do, and it usually DOES overpower looks in importance, so there's nothing wrong with a guy trying to get a more-attractive woman using his personality, but application of that is very complex.
Joshua: "Is that *band shirt/book/food/anything like that*? *Band/book/food/whatever's being referenced* is amazing! I love *band/book/food/etc.*!"
Emmi: "I know, right? You're the first person I've seen get so animated about it!"

***Joshua hasn't said anything that would make Emmi think he finds her attractive-- like being specific about something he likes about her face or body or saying how cute she is in a clever way, or even saying outright that she's sexy-- and hasn't for months.***

Joshua: "So, Ems... I know you've been talking a lot about how lonely you've been over the last few months and how bored you are on the weekends now cuz' you've got nothing to do, so would you like to go on a date with me this Saturday?"
Emmi: "Oooh... Wow... Josh, look, I love you and your one of my besties, and I mean we have so much in common, but I just... I really don't think I can do that. I'm sorry. I don't think that would be a good idea."
Joshua: "... Did you just fucking friend zone me?"
by 681681 August 19, 2017
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When someone tells you they want to just be friends after they find out you like them
Boy 1: happy birthday! So I know you like me but I think we should just be friends (friend zone)

Girl 1: oh okay that’s cool
Girl 1: *walks away heartbroken*
by Guess who bihhh December 04, 2018
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The state of a relationship between a girl and the guy who is perfect for her in every single way and who would most definitely make her the happiest woman on Earth but only gets to be friends with her because she only goes for guys with abs or rich dads. Yeah... Girls can be air-headed bitches.
Guy 1: Did you actually write down everything she ever said looks nice or wanted since the day you met her and got her everything you can afford from that list on her birthday.

Guy 2: Yes totally broke lol but it was worth it you should've seen how she smiled when she saw what i did.

Guy 1: you totally got out of the friend zone didn't you

Guy 2: she told me how exciting it was to have sex with her boyfriend in her room with all the things i got her and how they made her feel safe.

Guy 1: The Guy never called her again tho

Guy 2: So she's single ? great go for it man

Guy 1: I think she likes the guys' rich gym friend now

Guy 2: dude kill yourself seriously that's the only way your getting out of the friend zone .
by urbanson July 26, 2017
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A place you never want to visit because there is only 0.05% of escaping, Friendzone is the most dangerous place ever existed that is made by the devil/satan himself.
Me: I love you.

Girl: I think we should be just Friends.

Me: Did I just get FRIENDZONE?!
by WhatTheFuckRichard September 09, 2016
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The friend zone also defined as "FUCKING HELL. WORSE THAN SCHOOL. When your crush rejects you and you have to live with the awkwardness for the rest of your puny life. LITERAL FUCKING HELL."
Friend:I have to go to school/hell tomorrow. Friend 2: FUCKING JARED THAT IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE FRIENDZONE YOU IDIOT! Friend: geez never though that the friend zone would be so bad. Friend 2: YOU CUUNNTTT.
by DEMONITIZEDZ November 30, 2018
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A psychological place in which you put yourself. When you behave like a friend with the person you like,because you dont have the courage to behave otherwise.
β€œHe/she didn’t friendzone you, you did”
by Trustfacts January 24, 2018
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A place where no guy wants to be but always happens to end up there. The girl could've let you down because simply she doesn't like you or she likes you too much. Maybe you are too special and she doesn't want to let you go, she doesn't want to lose a friendship because what if one day you break up? Don't stop trying bud.
Guy- She said she loved me though.
Dude- Then why is she dating that douche? He's such a jerk.
Guy-I don't know man
Dude-You're deep in the friend zone my friend.
by deinelancaine November 30, 2014
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