General discussion: Is it permanent? Is it real? Is one gender more likely to change their mind? Does anyone have stories about getting out of the friend zone? Or tips? (ok I might have had someone say he only sees me as a friend)
The friend zone is a name placed on the feeling of loving someone who only sees you as a friend. So yes it is absolutely real. Actively trying to get out of it is very rarely worth it. Best to be honest about your feelings toward them and be willing to accept they don't share them.
No... Some people get out of the "friendzone". Feelings change, and sometimes some people start getting feelings for the other person once they know they have feelings for them. And sometimes people are friendzoned because they are already dating someone or like someone else at that moment. Doesn't mean they will never like you in the future.