When it doesn't work, the pursuer consequently finds themselves in the friend zone.(However, see "gender differences" section below.) The term "friend zone" is sometimes used in pick up artist (PUA) literature, where it forms part of PUA theories about female sexual attraction to males; however, PUA theories are controversial and have been criticised by feminists.
The sense of zone is one of being stuck in an unwanted and distant relationship.
Weighing the Consequences Advancing the Relationship Making the Relationship Work Dealing with Disappointment Community Q&A We’ve all been there—you find yourself developing feelings for a friend, but you’re not sure how to proceed.
Worst of all, your love interest is none the wiser, or they’re content to continue thinking of you as just a friend.
Guess what…they all increase your chances of having her think of you as “just a friend” right from the start.
On the other hand, if you want to ignite feelings of attraction in a woman, then you need to come across as potential “date” material right out of the gate. preferably in a funny way (for example, turn the tables by telling her, “I get so tired of women wanting to get physical with me.