21 Ladies Admit They’ve Been Friend Zoned and It Sucks

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Where's the worst place to be nowadays? The Friend Zone. That's right and it alway will be, okay! Rejection is the worst but what tops it off is the cringeworthy Friend Zone. We've all been there, don't pretend like you're too cool and everyone you've liked has mutually liked you back (that's gotta be impossible, seriously).

Let's talk about the stages of getting to dreaded friend zone. Step one: you become friends. Duh. So easy to get to step one. Step two: develop feelings for said friend. Step three: juggle your feelings for good, long while until you realize that you need to tell them before your heart explodes. Step four: you tell them, in hopes that they feel the same way. Step five: they reject you (hopefully in the nicest way possible), while you pretend your heart isn't being ripped at the seams. Step six: you crawl back into the hole that you came from and proceed to wallow in self-pity.

Sounds brutal, doesn't it? It's because it f*cking is. It's the absolute worst feeling when the way you feel about someone isn't being reciprocated. Guys are usually prone to being put in the Friend Zone but ladies can be right in there just the same. I know, guys get the brunt of everything in the dating game for the most part – opening doors, offering to pay for dinner, and all that jazz but ladies can just as easily find themselves yearning for someone that doesn't feel the same way.

These 21 ladies were put in the Friend Zone and it was the worst:


I flew from LA to DC to visit my male friend whom I had the biggest crush on. My first night there, we walked to a German restaurant, each finished a huge 1 liter mug of beer and got caught in the rain so we were absolutely soaked when we got back to his apartment (swear I am not making this up). He asked me where I wanted to sleep, I said in his bed with him. I thought that would be a big enough hint for him, but no.


I was best friends with a guy for two years. Finally built up the courage to tell him how I felt in my senior year. He told me he saw me as more of a “Dr. Phil.” I got Dr. Phil zoned.


In high school guys would ask me for advice on dating the other girls in class. I played World of Warcraft on prom night.


Really liked a guy freshman year of high school. He liked my friend instead. I was devastated. He was my first real crush. My friend went out with him despite my sadness, and I got to hear all about their dates.

Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs flavorandbounty.com, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.