Yaaasss. This. Seriously, perfectly said. I hope you do! I hope everyone does! Lol I hate it. Since we are still on the topic, I'll mention one more thing I hate about friend zones. I'm going to give a stereotypical example, but it's important to remember that friendzoning works both ways. But anyway, all to often, this is what happens: Guy: I'm in love with you! Girl: I'm sorry, but I don't like you like that. Can we just be friends? Guy: Oh okay, sure. ... ... I'm in love with you! Girl: Um... I'm sorry, but I don't like you like that... I thought I made that clear alresdy. If it's too hard for you to be friends, maybe we shouldn't. Guy: No no, don't say that! I want to be friends! Girl: Okay, cool Guy: *showers girl with gifts and compliments all the time* ... I'm in love with you! Girl: DUDE. I don't like you like that! Guy: *posts melancholy Facebook status about being in the friend zone* Okay, now before anyone yells at me for misandry, I'm definitely aware that (a) this works both ways and (b) this isn't always how it goes down. Sometimes the girl really does lead the guy on, or vice versa, and that's a crappy thing for that girl to do and I don't condone it. But honestly, I've been in this exact situation with at least three different guys in my life, where I've been abundantly clear about my intentions, and they continue to love on me and then get mad that I don't return their feelings. And this is why I hate hearing people complain about the friend zone, because I know that oftentimes, this is what is really happening behind the scenes. I think it's a good reminder to all women and men in the world that just because you have feelings for someone, that doesn't make you entitled to reciprocation. I've had plenty of guys I was crazy for who didn't like me back, and that's fine. They don't have to. I'll find someone else who does. I hope everyone else can adopt that kind of mindset rather than getting angry when people don't reciprocate their feelings. Also, sorry for the rant or if this is misplaced. It's just the dang friend zone topic that always gets under my skin. There's always more than meets the eye in those kinds of situations.