7 Ways to Friendzone a Guy

By on December 31, 2015

Okay, so you know this guy and he is a REALLY great guy- but he’s just simply not your type. He makes a great friend, but you don’t want to take it any further. Unfortunately, he’s hinting that he may want something more than friendship. What is a girl to do? You don’t want to break his heart and be known as the evil girl who leads people on, but you also don’t want to force yourself into a relationship you don’t want. Well, here’s 7 ways to friendzone a guy- all nice and simple ways that won’t hurt anyone (too badly).


  1. Don’t Lead Him On

It may seem obvious, but DON’T LEAD HIM ON. We all love to get attention from the opposite sex, but if you’re indulging in his flirtatious habits or even playing back a bit, you’re only leading him on- and that’s going to seriously upset him in the long run (can’t blame him). Do not flirt with him, and when he flirts with you, don’t even engage in it. Change the subject!

  1. Talk About Other Men

If you really like a guy, you’re not going to talk about other guys to him- everyone knows that, it’s like a rule or something. That being said, talk about men with this guy you consider as just a friend. Let him know which guy you are interested in or what men around you think are good looking. This will show him that you are actively seeking a relationship with SOMEONE ELSE other than him, and don’t mind him knowing that you’re checking out other guys while the two of you are together.

  1. Don’t Go on Any ‘Date-Like’ Events

Of course the two of you are friends so you’re going to hang out, but refrain from anything that’s a little to ‘date-like’, like a fancy dinner with just the two of you. If it’s something casual or something where there will be multiple of your guys’ mutual friends around, that of course is okay and go have fun! (Just don’t be standing next to him the entire time- he might get the wrong idea that you are, in fact, his date for the occasion!)


  1. Let Him See Your ‘Bad Qualities’

I know, you don’t want to admit it- but you have bad qualities. We all do! Your FRIEND should see these bad qualities. I mean, the two of you are just friends, so you really shouldn’t hesitate to hold anything back like you would in a relationship with a guy you’re very interested in. Friends don’t judge, so go ahead and be one hundred percent real with him. All things positive and all things negative- nothing is off limits, just be you.

  1. Don’t Go Overboard on Communication

Friends are going to text message each other, that’s an obvious. But you don’t need to text this guy all day every day- he might get the wrong idea! Don’t go overboard on the communication. The communication between the two of you should be friendly and casual with absolutely NO flirting and no talking on the phone till 5 o’clock in the morning.



  1. Remind Him How Much His Friendship Means to You

Consistently remind this man how important his FRIENDSHIP means to you. If you keep repeating this simple statement, eventually he will get the hint that you do not want to take the relationship any further. You should also let him know that he is such a great friend and you are lucky to have a FRIEND like him. (And that’s absolutely as far as any complimenting should go!)

  1. Tell Him You’re Not Interested (Kindly)

So if you have tried everything else and he STILL isn’t getting the hint, you may just have to be blunt with him and inform him that you are not interested. Now, don’t be completely rude about it- let him down easy! You probably still want to continue the friendship (unless it becomes too awkward, but hey at least he will know the truth!) so make sure you are nice and kind about it so his heart isn’t completely broken. Simply tell him you don’t think the two of you are compatible or you are interested in someone else.

Have you ever had to friendzone a guy? How did you do it?

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