The Friend-Zone: Platonic Eternity or Nah?
Keiko, Oct. 10, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
In the realm of dating, the “friend-zone” is a two part phrase that serves as the ultimate sentence to relationship-suicide. In real life there is no such thing as the Ryan-Reynolds-and-Amy-Smart ending nor is there an Ashton K. holding a bouquet of carrots for each of us hopeful Natalie P’s. Once a friend, you’re a friend ’til the end and no movie is going to alter that mindset.
While the ways and woes of DTR (defining the relationship) have evolved over the years, friend-zoning is the one label that has appeared to remain stagnant, unchanging and hopeless for all parties involved. But as you know times they are a’changin’ and we always say, “never say never”.
All sappy and hopeless romantic vibes aside, we can confidently say that the friend-zone can serve as a potential for something more. In no way is it the end all, be all. Friendships, more often than not, have always served as the foundation for something more, but somehow we’ve forgotten that step along the way. We’re not too sure if it’s this generations fast-paced lifestyle but maybe it’s about time that we remember that great things take time.
Don’t let a colloquial term stand in the way of what may (or may not) be your future ride-or-die, and for all you fellas out there that have begun to lose hope because she’s told you that you’re a “great friend”, don’t forget that patience is a virtue, and even Musiq Soulchild himself was surprised when she called.