Hey! Have you watched Croods, the animation where a male character named ‘GUY’ has a very weird method of generating ideas. He calls it the Emergency Idea Generator. Well I had to use the same method to create ideas for this blog.
Quite many ideas came to my head but I will choose to write about the Friend Zone.
Definition: It is a mismatch of romantic feelings between two individuals or a non sexual relationship wherein a male wishes to be in a romantic relationship and the girl does not.
I have identified some levels of friend zoning that guys find themselves in
Types: There are only three types of Friend Zone.
- Beginners’ Level
- Difficult Level
- The Josh Zone/ Brother Zone
1. Most people are culprits of the beginners’ level Friend Zone even without realizing it, In this level, girls will use you to do certain things, perhaps you are neighbors and you are the first person they will run to in case they spot a rat in their bedroom, but this stage has hope and chances of escaping it are quite high. At this point you can even get hugs and occasional pecks.
2. Friend Zoning has no medium level and from the beginners’ you move straight forward to difficult mode. It is from here that she starts referring to you as cousin or best friend. Ugandans always use the term cousin to refer to their close friends and when she starts introducing you to her male friends as her cousin then believe you me you are headed for disaster. Now try imagining a girl who has a shitty boyfriend and treats her like crap, but she has a great guy friend (in this case YOU) who is there for her when things go wrong with her boyfriend. Expect a few hugs from her since they will make her feel better but as soon as she’s better she runs back to her guy and quickly forgets who made her feel better. The positive side to this zone is that you can steal a chaw from her during the process of counseling her.
3. Lastly and most dangerous is the Josh zone, you can’t escape this, no one has ever escaped this am speaking from experience. It is in this zone that she can freely change her bra and knickers in front you, she will start yapping about the fellas that are hitting on her. Practically you are her father, brother, uncle and sadly her best friend. Any move you make will be repelled by the words ‘you are like a brother to me’ or ‘I have always seen you as a best friend. She may even ask you help her trim her toenails. In the josh zone you are so comfortable with her you have her house keys. This stage is so bad she can even take you on a date with her boyfriend. Need I say more?
Those who have been to this level of the friend zone can hold testimony.
Piece of Advice : The way you approach a girl at first instant puts you where you will be your entire life and depending on your first words to the way you treat her afterwards will either put you in the zone or make you score highly. Girls always love guys who are straight forward and they know what they want. After asking her out for 2 or more dates you should have made your point clear otherwise she will start thinking of you as a normal friend.
So go on and gauge yourself