“Friendzone” is one of those terms that I absolutely cannot stand. While the term’s been around since the 90s (most sources credit the TV show “Friends” with its origin), it has become much more popular in the last couple of years, and now seems to be a fixture in common parlance. The Internet is rife with the rants and whinings of the “friendzoned”. Of course, this whining usually has the opposite effect of what was intended — its only purpose, really, is to let me know that the person using the term is an asshole and not worth being friends with in the first place.
For those unfamiliar with it, Urban Dictionary defines the friendzone as “What you attain after you fail to impress a woman you’re attracted to.” Wikipedia’s definition is a little bit more honest (as well as being gender neutral): “the friend zone refers…
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