3 Tips to Avoid the Dreaded Friend Zone
No one likes being friend zoned by the guy or girl of their dreams. Here’s how to avoid it!
I recently went on a “date” with a friend’s cousin. We hit it off, but whether it was romantic or platonic was unclear. At the end of our drawn out lunch, I pondered our chemistry with optimism and looked forward to our next date … that is, until I received a follow-up text a few hours later that read: “I had a great time. It was really nice talking to you, and now I’ve decided to try online dating. Can you help me with my profile?”
… Not exactly music to a single girl’s ears. So, I offered my advice and consequently find myself firmly rooted in the friend zone of someone who might have been so much more. Here’s what I should have done differently:
1. Don’t do lunch. There is something about getting dressed up at night that sets a tone for romance that even the best of lunch dates simply cannot do. Save your day dates for your real friends and your first dates for after dark.
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