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 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 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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"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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The worse place a man can be unless

1.He is gay
2.The girl is ugly.
"John was glad Sandy put him in the friend zone because it looks like Sandy ran into a brick wall.
by Rich.S May 11, 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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A mythical place were misogynists go to when a woman doesn't want their penis.
"I didn't expect her to have sex with me, so she should have had sex with me. I'm totally in the friendzone!"
by RMLS June 30, 2013
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