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Guy Discovers That The FriendZone Is Bullshit [Updated]

Have you guys seen this? It's actually pretty awesome, but I have to say, I hate that no one understands this simple concept until a white dude says it. Like, this information is not news... Women have been saying this shit for AGES.

But that said, I really enjoyed it! And it was cute how shaky his hands were.

ETA: There's a TON of debate in the comments about why this poem is in fact bullshit because "that's not what friend zone means" (umm, okay?). So, I invite you all to define, in as precise terms as you can, what your interpretation of the friend zone is.


My personal understanding is that the mythical friend zone is a situation in which a guy (or girl, but usually guy) has unstated, unrequited feelings for another person, and sticks around doing nice things (read, being a friend) under the impression that a certain number of nice things will magically open up the possibility of a sexual/romantic relationship with the object of their affection, and is pissed/affronted when they discover that no, the person still does not want to fuck them. This is closely linked to Nice Guy™ Syndrome, in which the crush-er cannot understand why the crush-ee won't sleep with them/be with them because he's "such a nice guy and you only date assholes!"

My understanding is that the term speaks to the male entitlement in our culture, and the idea that a man is owed sex for being a decent person. (A cookie, if you will). It highlights the idea that a woman's company is only desirable if it is a gateway to sex/romance, and is not desirable in and of itself.

This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

So, based on that definition, the friendzone to me, is bullshit.

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