What is the “Friend Zone” and how do you get out of it? The friend zone is unfortunately when the person with who you want to have a romantic relationship with unfortunately only sees you as a friend. Getting out of the friend zone once you’re already in it can be tricky. Why? Because the person with who you want to have a romantic relationship with already sees you as a friend. So having them see you in a romantic way will be difficult. Obviously, the best way to beat the friend zone is to never fall into it in the first place! So here are a few tips to help you avoid the friend zone.

1. Make your intentions clear from the very beginning

No need to play the hard to get game. If the person you meet is someone with whom you want to have a romantic relationship with, make your intentions clear from the very beginning. A lot of people think that playing the hard to get game can make the other person want you more. And while that may work in some cases, in can also come out as making the person think you’re not interested. Therefore, they will think that all you’re looking for is friendship. And before you know it, you’re already in the friend zone. So make your intentions clear.

2. Flirt

Don’t be afraid to flirt a little. By showing your seductive side you’re pretty much guaranteeing that you won’t be in the friend zone. So make sure to get your flirt on right away. If unfortunately you’ve already fallen under the friend zone category and are looking to get out, starting to flirt with the other person can be your ticket out. It will make them see you in a new light and think that you no longer want to just be friends. Who knows? Maybe they want the same thing and they were just waiting for you to make the first move. So don’t be afraid to flirt a little.

3. Be more attractive

Studies show that people fall into the friend zone because they give out a sense of comfort to the other person. They don’t feel attracted to the other person and see them more as a friend then a potential love interest. So get your sex appeal on. Show them that you’re not just the girl/boy next door. Put your assets on display. Obviously you don’t want to come off  to strong, but a little hint of sex appeal will go a long way in showing the other person a new side of you they didn’t know you had.

4. Show them why you would be great together

The best way to avoid the friend zone or to get out of it is to show the other person why you would be great together. So put all your cards on the table and show them that you’re the perfect match. Whether it’s showing how compatible you are together, similar interests, physical attraction or whatever reason you believe will work, show them that you two are a match made in heaven. That will have you out of the friend zone and into the romantic relationship you are looking for in no time!

5. Don’t be too available

The best way to land yourself permanently in the friend zone is to be completely available to the other person. Whether it’s with your emotions and your time. Soon, you’re the one he or she is texting cause they’re bored, or inviting out on weeknights cause they have nothing better to do. Even though it might seem like you’re getting somewhere with them, you’re actually not. All they’re seeing is a really great friend who is always there for them when they need. You need to set boundaries. Sure be available, but let them know that it’s not as a friend, but as a potential love interest.