A comment mainly said by women but can also be used by men. Meaning the person you are wanting to be in a relationship with is not ready and or doesn't like you in that way. Such as;

You: I like you, please will you be my insert partner
Them: oh sorry I think we should just be friend's

Sometimes it can be ment in a mean way so people often misunderstand the use of this phrase. But it will mostly be used as a way for a person to be let down without trying to hurt their feelings. Because if it's sincere then a person likes you but maybe not in the way you interpreted it. So what it means;
You: I want to go out with you
Them: let's just be friend's

What it actually means:

You: I have emotion
Them: right now is not a good time
Or

Them: I'm sorry I don't like you in that way

Or

Them: we have clashing personalities so I don't think we would work well being together
Or

Them: I love someone else and am waiting for them
Or

Them: Your my friend I don't want to affect our friendship.
by NeonDetonation May 20, 2019
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What a girl says to you when she'd rather be with an asshole who will use her, abuse her, and eventually break her heart, even though she knows that you would never do those things to her.

When a girl says to you, "let's just be friends", that's like your mom telling you, "the dog died, but you can still keep it if you want to."
You: I love you! :)
Wench: Let's just be friends..
You: Gee thanks, couldn't you have pushed me off a two-story building, or shot me? It would have hurt less. :(
by VonZippa May 30, 2005
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Basically the way someone will break up with you if they are trying put it nicely (see euphemism). The word "just" is the word that hurts. It's like saying, "Let's never go further than being friends. Never." Take out the "just" and it doesn't seem so bad, right?
"Hey Paul, I really like you, let's just be friends." Ehh, this doesn't work.. There has to be a "but" in there.

"Hey Paul, I really like you, but let's just be friends." Perrrfect. That one hurts more than a freight train.
by Wolfin_ May 09, 2006
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You aren't enough of an asshole for me to show interest in you, as I'd rather be treated like shit by men whose IQs rival my shower drain than actually give you the time of day.

You see, if I carefully thought about the things I really want in a relationship (and indeed the very things that I tell you that I want), rest assured you would be off the charts! But I learned at an early age to completely misrepresent everything I really want just to see you writhe in emotional agony, so that I know I have you completely under my power.

So instead of actually pursuing a relationship with you which likely has a great chance of success, I'd rather try to pursue some dick who is lacking even the most basic level of moral decency and whom I could never possibly maintain a friendship with, let alone a serious relationship! But gee, I'd sure like for you to stick around so I can have someone to confide in when he treats me miserably without ever having to actually reciprocate anything you are feeling.

And besides, are you really "feeling" anything in the first place? I thought that men didn't have emotions. Whatever; even if you say you do I'm just going to discredit and invalidate everything you feel because it's clearly less important than my drive to conquer and tame that asshole at the bar who just told me to blow him while his buddy fucks me from behind. What a dick! Although he is kind of cute, his buddy too...

Oh, you're still here?
You: We have just about everything in common, we hang out all the time, I enjoy your company and you admit to enjoying mine; I think we should take things to the next level. Wanna date?
Her: Let's just be friends.
by anonymous522 July 23, 2008
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A statement used by people who are not interested in getting into a relationship with the person proposing to hook up. This statement is NOT gender specific and is just one of the polite ways of saying ‘no’. However, ‘let’s just be friends’ is always taken with a grain of salt by “nice guys” and “nice girls” who, after offering to still be friends, become overwhelmed with frustration after being “shut down”.

Many people with little to no social skills will bash you for using this term as a way of rejection, but that’s ok, because “let’s just be friends” can be used to help you, man or woman, root out someone who could’ve potentially been abusive, controlling, and/ or manipulative toward you. You’d be saving yourself from getting hurt if you use “let’s just be friends”... or, you’d let a good friend know that you don’t think it’s the best decision, and they respect you for your choice.
What happens when you use this statement-

Human 1: hey, I really like you and I think we should be more than friends?

Human 2: I’m sorry, I don’t feel the same way and I think we should just be friends. ( let’s just be friends )

Human 1: wow ok whore bitch I was just trying to be nice you didn’t have to shoot me down like that have fun finding someone as good looking and nice to you as me!!

What SHOULD happen when you use this statement -

Human 1: hey, I really like you and I think we should be more than friends?

Human 2: I’m sorry, I don’t feel the same way and I think we should just be friends.

Human 1: ahh, okay, I understand.
(This is all Human 1 says, and they completely accept the rejection because they value Human 2 as a PERSON and being someone who legit CARES about them AS ANOTHER HUMAN BEING and not an OBJECT. Human 1 and Human 2 still talk to eachother and are happy being FRIENDS.)

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Everyone, please, if you really love and care about the other person, but they don’t feel the same spark that you do, don’t hurt them. Don’t talk down to them. If you truly care, you wouldn’t value their body, and instead respect their boundaries and continue being there for them. Because you love them. Because you care.
You genuinely care.
by Anon26252 May 26, 2018
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