On this site "Friendzone" seems to be used mainly by "nice guys" bitching about a girl who just isn't attracted to him, they not necessarilly friends anyway, she's just a girl who doesn't feel attracted to a guy who fancies her. Used in this sense it seems like pretty pointless term, it's not different to just saying they were rejected. It's got nothing to do with friendship in this sense.
Another in which I've heard "friendzone" used, particularly before joining this site, was more along lines that having been platonic friends with a person was what caused them to not view the suitor as a potential romantic interest. That is the person may well have reciprocated the interest had they not been friends already. Whether or not this phenomenon exists, at least if we take this as the meaning of "friendzone" we're not pointlessly using the word, as there isn't another for it (commonly used anyway).
- I think the first interpretation of "friendzone" is right.Vote A
- I think the second interpretation of "friendzone" is right.Vote B
- I think another interpretation is right. (Please tell me in your opinion.)Vote C
- I don't think / see answersVote D
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The first is more correct. The second is really really rare. However it's common for the person with no attraction to make it sound like the second case since it spins the rejection as a positive "it's not that you're not remotely attractive to me as a man, it's that you're such a sparkly special friend and I don't want to risk that, because we will always be so close even when you do eventually find a serious gf because it won't be weird at all"1