How not to get friendzoned
You’re so sweet... I adore you, but I don’t feel for you the romantic way, yaar” — these are the words one is most likely to use if they’re friendzoning you (so no scope for you being his or her bae). Just the thought of your crush saying this to you can give one the shivers. And we’re sure you don’t want this to become a reality. It can be prevented, say relationship experts. Here’s what we gathered from a quick chat with some city-based counsellors.
Have that air of mystery about you: If your crush knows just about everything about you, there will be no curiosity left. They might still enjoy chilling with you, but might not make time especially to want to get to know you better. So, being unpredictable to your potential partner is the key here, as only then will he or she chase you.
Keep giving compliments and attention: You give attention, and make sure you get it back — that’s the idea! Making your crush feel special and complimenting him for his looks, personality or wit will get you bonus points, in turn, creating fondness. You can always throw in some healthy flirting!
Keep dropping hints: Subtly express how you feel. Drop hints by telling your crush that you like spending time together. Plan outings for just the two of you and talk about each other.
Inputs by relationship experts Pulkit Samrat and Jai Madaan
From dropping subtle hints to harmless flirting, there are ways to take that relationship beyond friendship