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"Friend Zone": The two words that guys most dread, aside from "strawberry picking." But there are actually some advantages to being viewed as merely a friend -- you just have to be willing to open your eyes and see them, once you wipe away the tears.
Girls Like Guys Who Are Friends With Girls
If you're comfortable around a girl as a platonic friend, it tells other ladies that you're not a wild animal foaming at the mouth to get that butt. Go out to the bar with your "Friend Zone" pal, let everybody see that you can talk to women without hitting on them, and you may find yourself entering another zone: The Bone Zone.
You Can Get Insider Tips
Being friends with girls is like having spies on the other side. Want to know if that shirt makes you look like a creepy pirate? (It does.) Want to know if fast food on the first date is a good idea? (It isn't.) Take their advice, 'cause it's way more accurate than whatever bulls**t your boys suggest.
They Have Friends That Are Girls
She isn't interested in you romantically, but her truckload of gal pals might be. She can make introductions and even talk you up. Just don't be an idiot about it and try to make out with everybody she knows, 'cause that's an express ticket to being defriended.
Girls Aren't Guys
Your boys are great, but sometimes you need a little break from making fun of each other and drawing dicks on the faces of whoever passed out. Having a girl for a friend can be a great change of pace. Watch a movie that isn't just a bunch of explosions ("Clueless" is better than you think); maybe go to the mall and buy a new shirt so you're not just wearing that gross one every time you go out. Turns out you don't have to be sleeping with a girl to have a good time with her! Though, obviously, that's great too.
Just don't pull the "pretending to be friends but still desperately hoping you'll hook up" move. That don't end nice for nobody.