REPLY ALL: Friend-zone, Early Classes, and Slacking Off [Full Post]
Once a week, resident chill-Internet-girl Marina will have a glass of whiskey and then answer your questions about life, love, college, sex or anything else you’ve got on your mind. There will be GIFS.
Ok so there was this cute girl at my school. I noticed her and introduced myself and she gave me her number. Well, about 40 texts in she told me she had a boyfriend but would love to be friends. I said ok but now we have been texting and hanging out for around a month. We have a lot in common and now it has gone from thinking she is cute to a crush. She still has a boyfriend though. What should i do? – Anonymous, via Tumblr
You should think about how many floats you want in the parade celebrating your election to Mayor of friend zone. In my professional girl opinion, this babe is not planning on making out with you. Maybe she likes the attention or (more likely) she generally thinks you’re a cool dude, but either way she’s got a boyfriend and you’ve got to acknowledge that.
The Internet loves to make girls the villains in a friend zone situation, but you’ve got to accept some responsibility as well on this one. She told you that she had a boyfriend and you let yourself entertain the idea of her as a romantic option anyway. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been there too. I have politely introduced myself to girlfriends and said “Hey, I’m Marina! Great to meet you!” when what I really meant was “Great to meet you! Here’s hoping your relationship falls apart so I can swoop in, console, and hit that!”
The truth is that you’re kind of just setting yourself up to have your heart clomped to pieces. If you want to keep hanging out with this girl without losing your mind, you’ve got to realize she’s off the table as a make out buddy. [Keep Reading]