Yes people. It has happened! I. Have. Been.
F riend Zoned!
I have entered a very dangerous, dark place, and I have no idea how to escape. I have to be the only girl to ever be friend zoned. Yep, just me.
I really don’t know how or when it happened. We started fully aware of our attraction to one another. Now I look up and all of a sudden I find myself in this horrible place.
The worst part is I think it’s my fault! I was trying to not put myself out there too much, and instead I didn’t put myself out there at all! Now, we are great friends…which is terrible! I mean, being in this place complicates things a lot. If I flirt with him and attempt to exit this black hole I’ve wandered into, he will either reciprocate my behavior or be totally turned off. If the latter of the two happen, then things will be very awkward, and it could become extremely difficult to back peddle to our friendship. However, if I never even try to express my interest in him I could miss out on a great relationship. Oh the dilemma….
You’re probably wondering how I know this horrific happening has occurred. Well, I have to be very vague in order to not reveal the identity of this person, but I will tell you this: We spent the entire night having fun and celebrating life with great friends. Then, when we ended up alone for the first time all night, he talked to me about politics. Politics?! Really? Oh how interesting. We had this incredibly boring conversation as we waited for his cab to arrive. Then, he went on his way. The night was over. As quickly as our moment had finally come, it was swept away in a cab as if it never occurred in the first place. No goodnight kiss. No flirtatious remarks. Just politics.
I knew relationships could be challenging, but I didn’t know friendships could become complicated as well.