Monday, January 23, 2017

Friend Zoned

When it comes to relationships between people, there is the dark night of the soul (or heart) where even the intrepid fear to be banished to -- The Friend Zone.

Specifically, this is where a person has enough positive attributes to be considered a friend; but without the spark that goes with a true romantic relationship. In other words, he or she is stuck in a Platonic relationship. (Poor Plato; he must have felt rejected.)


This can indeed be a lonely space. In part because in effect one's genes are deemed not sufficient for being passed down to other generations. Or, to use a sports metaphor, not being selected for the playoffs.







It tends to be unwelcome news; except with the "friends with benefits" possibility.  Some crass people might see that as a free ride without any heavy emotional lifting; but they are congenital freeloaders. For them, free sex without emotional burdens is what they want.

However, because some guys have low abilities to receive interpersonal cues, sometimes they have to be explicitly notified. Hopefully, not in such an extreme form as this notification:


We've all been there at some time or another. But here is a major truth to remember:




10 comments:

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer said...


it sucks to be friendzoned. Nice 'toon.

Mike said...

I'm glad I'm not living through the era of the friend zone.

Cloudia said...

Fine survey of the topic!

allenwoodhaven said...

Being a friend is a good thing, but sometimes has it's price. Wanting and not being able to have is a tough spot to be in.

John Hill said...

sigh

...spent a lot of time in that friend zone.
I was pretty awkward as a teen.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Friends with benefits has got to be better than the friend zone. You can't blame someone for not being in love with you, but at least you know you're attractive enough.

Clarissa said...

Showing a boy friend your boobies is a great deal off the wall.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

That was a true "major truth". I know because I 'Friend Zoned' a few gals back in my day. But... *wait for it* ...it wasn't them; it was me.

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POSTSCRIPT:
That right breast is a little bit misshapen. She might want to have someone look at it. And by "someone" I mean a doctor, NOT all of us.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I'm sorry if the cartoon offended anyone. :-(

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Hmmm...

I hope you're not thinking my comment meant that I was somehow offended by the cartoon! (And BTW, it's HER right breast that has a weird flat spot. It's on the left as I AM viewing it.)

I have a "real" photo of a bare-breasted woman that I've been racking my brain to find an excuse to post on my new blog without offending anyone. She's the flatest adult female I've ever seen, but she doesn't appear to be the least bit bothered by it... and neither am I.

~ D-FensDogG
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(Link:] Stephen T. McCarthy Reviews...