Friend zone dating
Overall, studies show that individuals who end up romantically linked over time tend to match in their general level of desirable characteristics. Well, sometimes a person is in the friend zone because they simply don't "match" the individual who they are trying to be more-than-friends with.
There are various ways to prevent such mismatching goals and make sure everyone is satisfied. Therefore, the attraction is one-sided, with them receiving nothing in return.Overall then, the friend zone occurs in relationships where both individuals' emotional needs are not getting met. Because all good relationships are built from a mutually-satisfying social exchange (see here), friend zone situations ultimately don't feel very good.Therefore, when someone gets stuck in the friend zone, they have entered into an exchange that is not fair or equal.Individuals who end up in mutually-satisfying relationships often match each other on a number of levels.In other words, they are both roughly equal in traits such as physical attractiveness, or education, or social status.The "friend zone" refers to a situation where there is a mismatch in romantic feelings between two individuals.
For example, sometimes this is a sexual attraction mismatch, where one person is interested in romance while the other wants to "just be friends".
Finally, successful daters learn body language - so they know who is interested in them back (here).
Another reason why people end up in the friend zone is that they are too afraid, uncertain, or passive.
In any case, these individuals begin the interaction by not clearly communicating what they want - and settling for less.
Sometimes, this is honestly done out of insecurity. I met a woman who I liked - but as she drank, she got more angry.
Welcome back to The Attraction Doctor A little over a year ago I wrote an article on how to escape the friend zone.