11 Telltale Signs You’ve Entered the Dreaded Friend Zone

You want his babies, he wants your BFF’s booty. Here are 11 signs you’re in the zone –the friendzone, that is.

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He gets your wacky sense of humor, practically spends the weekend vegging out on your couch, and even pets your cat (he’s allergic). But you’ve been waiting months for him to make a move and he can’t stop talking about that hot celebrity/girl at the bar/neighbor. Talk about frustrating! If you’re wondering if you’ve been friendzoned (ugh!), we’ve rounded up the GIFs to help you figure it all out.

Being friendzoned is painful, but you don’t need us to tell you that when this kid can do it so much better.

1. The entire Internet (or at least Tumblr) knows how single you are –and yet he does nothing. Nothing!

2. You’ve spent more time with him than all of your friends combined, yet he still refers to you as his BFF or FWB.

3. He’s asked you more than once why his name is written on the inside of your binder. Whoops.

4. When you text him asking for a ride home, he tells you that he’s got to do something for his mom (read: get laid). Guess you’d better invest in an umbrella…and a bottle of mace.

5. Your life is like the first two minutes of a Taylor Swift song (you know, before the guy realizes he’s madly in love with her).

6. He farts/burps/clips his toenails/generally does the most insane or disgusting things in your presence.  

7. You’re honest with each other. Maybe a bit too honest.

8. You’re crying over your beloved’s dead body in the home she shared with her husband and the child who isn’t yours. Or, if you don’t live in a Harry Potter fantasy world, you’ve met his girlfriend’s parents.

9. Your Friday nights with him consist of Taco Bell and action flicks.

10. You incessantly watch him fawn over other girls.

11. You’re everything he wants and needs in one pretty package but there’s a 99.9% chance that he’ll never realize it. [Just picture Zooey as a dude here.]

But on the off-chance that he does, there’s this:

Diana Denza is BettyConfidential’s contributing editor. 


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