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The term a Guy or Girl uses when rejected by someone they fancie/like/love etc... Generally used to obtain sympathy.
The notion in its self was probably conceived by someone wallowing in self pity after being "nice" didn't get them sex (which undermines the point of been nice) they also see people succesfull at getting relationships with women as "Jerks" etc... when in fact they are just jealous.

Being nice to a girl doesn't mean they owe you sex, and if that's all you want from them then your not the "nice guy" your in fact a "Jerk"

The girl/boy isn't "using you" when in the friend zone. you are free to leave whenever you want but they probably do stuff for you to that you don't notice seen as your so obsessed with having sex with them like help cheer you up when your down, they might do you a favor every now and then like any other friend of the same sex.

If some other person gets the one you like don't think you are the only person that has true feelings for them. your feelings are no different than anyone elses

There is probably people you have freind zoned so dont act so innocent either
by earlymorningrant111 July 23, 2012
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Chris Rock once said something like :--

You know one cool thing about women, women get to have platonic friends. "He's my pal, he's my bud, he's my pla-ton-ic friend...I love him like a brother, he's my bud, my platonic friennd."

Men don't have platonic friends. We just have women we haven't fucked -yet-..."as soon as I figure this out, I'm in there!".

I mean, we got some platonic friends, we go "Oh no I got some but they all by accident - every platonic friend i got is some women I was trying to fuck, i made a wrong turn somewhere, and ended up in the friend zone - Oh No! I'm in the Friend Zone!".
"you're really great, you're just such a good friend" and a million derivatives there of. Most likely being said around the globe as you read this.
by Postman_Pat September 19, 2004
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The "friendzone" is indeed a place of Hell on Earth, often for the man who “tries to do the right thing” by being a gentleman and respecting a woman’s choice of who she wants to date.
In the friendzone, he will become her friend when she rejects him because he believes that if he does so, she will eventually recognize what a great guy he is and “come around”. She will want him to be around, her confidant and patsy who she can spend time doing most of the things that she would do with a boyfriend except for those duties that are fulfilled in a sexual manner. She would also like her car fixed, repairs on her house and generally anything that a capable and worthwhile man can do. Why not? He’s usually offering it. Many women know that the reason the man is doing this is because he likes her, which is what pisses off some hetero males and makes them condemn all women as being shallow and selfish bitches. However, this is certainly not true of all women as some fall for the dishonesty of a man who is not sharing his true motives.
In some cases, the man could be a gentleman who truly wants to give her an opportunity to get to know him and how he would treat her if they were otherwise a couple. However, there is often a bigger lie on the man’s part, as he is really being her friend for the ultimate payoff of a romantic relationship and deep down he knows this isn’t likely to happen; yet he continues on behaving otherwise since he believes she is worth the pain and self-sacrifice.
by Old Dust June 08, 2015
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A realm of darkness and depression between hell and the earth's surface where innocent males are sent to by attractive/nice females when acting friendly as an attempt to build a good relationship with a female to interest them in a boyfriend and girlfriend relationship. This horrible place is to be avoided at all costs and all males are advised not to develop a crush on their close female friends in order to avoid this.
"So has (malename) had any luck with (femalename)?" - Generic person
"Nah, I don't think the poor guy has a chance at this point, he's waited too long and she put him in the friend zone by now." - Generic person's bro/buddy/pal/friend
by doireallyhavetoenterapseudonym October 15, 2011
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The seventh level of hell, where despite all and any efforts to the contrary, no member of the opposite sex will ever see you as anything more than conversation.

Usually due to being a minger, though possibly part of an atmosphere of victimisation around one or more people in a social group.
I am stuck in the motherfucking friendzone. Kill me now.
by Rulan August 13, 2007
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A term guys use to guilt girls into going out with them out of pity.
John: Stacey, will you go out with me?
Stacey: I'm sorry, John, but no.
John: *later to friends* And then she totally friend zoned me, dude! So unfair, I've spent too much time with her doing amazing things for her to not be riding that shit! I'm entitled to bang her, now, but she's being a bitch!
Friend: Dude she didn't friend zone you you're just a douchebag.
by Shutupfriendzoneisntreal September 15, 2012
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"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 them had he acted differently when they first met.

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 had a chance when they first met but he fucked 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.

source & further examples: reddit.com/r/TwoXChromosomes/comments/o01v8/what_i_think_when_someone_talks_about_friendzoning/c3denue
person A: I tried to kiss her, but then she said " I think we should just stay good friends. "
person B: Wow. You totally got into the friendzone.
by ilikepix January 03, 2012
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