5 Reasons It’s Okay to Be in the Friend Zone

Taylor Swift said it herself: it’s heartbreaking when your special someone sees you as “just a friend.”

No one enjoys being stuck in the “friendzone.” We see it as this dead end to our dreams of forever with that one special guy. When he says you are just a friend, it definitely stings because you love him more than that.

Staying in the Zone could be agonizing at first, but it’s not exactly the worst thing in the world. In fact, there is some good in it; you just can’t see it now. If you are one of those girls, here are five reasons it’s okay to be Queen of the Zone:

1. The Struggle is Real for Everyone

Fortunately, you are not the only one experiencing this. Even the most charming and beautiful women are not immune to the friend zone. Truth is, getting stuck in the Zone happens even to the best of us, so don’t fret. We’ve all been there once (or several times!), but that just means that we deserve someone even way more better than the guy we’re currently crying over.

GIF from Lizzie McGuire via Giphy

GIF from Lizzie McGuire via Giphy

2. Wear Your Honesty Like a Badge of Pride

You might have landed in the Zone after confessing your feelings to your friend, who doesn’t seem to share the same feelings as yours.

Before you sob uncontrollably for what happened, take a second to appreciate yourself for speaking up. Not everyone can go after what they want, let alone confess their feelings to someone. Be proud because you picked up the courage to express what you feel.

No one likes rejection, but it’s better than never acting on your feelings at all.

GIF from The Mummy via Giphy

GIF from The Mummy via Giphy

3. Girl, It’s Not Your Fault

Most girls think that getting stuck in the friend zone is all their fault. But seriously, if your crush fails to appreciate just how awesome you are, that doesn’t mean you’re not worthy of a solid relationship.

This person likes you as a friend, but being the right one for him involves a number of factors, some of which are outside your control. Don’t be too hard on yourself, girl friend. Just because your friend does not reciprocate your romantic feelings, that doesn’t mean you are unlikable.

You’ll survive this one-sided affair by coming out stronger than before. Believe it or not, the Zone gives you the knowledge of what you really want in a relationship.

GIF from New Girl via Giphy

GIF from New Girl via Giphy

4. Friendship is Better than None at All

It’s better to be friends with the guy you love than have nothing in between at all. The expression “just friends” can sting, but it’s one of the most important treasures in the world. At the end of the day, you can count on it to last for a longer period of time.

Look at the bright side: your crush is a member of your intimate group of friends. Whether you like or love him, you can always run to him for jokes or tiny bursts of inspiration.

GIF from 500 Days of Summer via Giphy

GIF from 500 Days of Summer via Giphy

5. You CAN Still Get Out of the Zone

Ron Weasley and Ron Stoppable proved one fact: getting out of the Friend Zone is POSSIBLE. By remaining good friends with the apples of their eye, they managed to turn their girl friends into girlfriends. You can do it, too.

To get out of the friend zone, you just have to stick around, but don’t expect him to change his mind. You stick with him because you care for him as a friend–or possibly something more.

GIF from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 via Giphy

GIF from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 via Giphy

So, if you’re stuck in the friend zone, stop worrying your pretty head. Each tomorrow holds new promises of hope. Just keep being a friend who cares for him no matter what. Who knows? He might see you in a different light soon.

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