Sometimes no matter how much you like someone, they just don’t like you back – in that way. They like you as just a friend, which may be even more painful than them not knowing you exist. When your crush only sees you as a friend, it’s like a form of torture. You can hang out with them, flirt with them and laugh with them, but your relationship never goes beyond this weird brother/sister dynamic. Sigh.
Girls aren’t the only ones who put guys in the “friendzone” (We’re not a big fan of that term and what it implies, just so you know). Guys can friend girls who are into them also. And, as most of you know, once you’re labeled just friends, it’s hard to make the transition to boyfriend/girlfriend. If you’re worried that your crush might only like you as his buddy, read on. Here are 8 signs your crush only sees you as a friend.
He Has Talked About What A Good Friend You AreBasically every guy out there should know that getting called a "friend" by a member of the opposite sex basically means that there is no chance of being romantically involved. Therefore, if a guy had a crush on you, no way would he go on and on about what a good friend you are. I mean, if he says it once, that doesn't mean you'll never be anything more, but if he spends a lot of time talking about being just friends, he might be hinting that that's the only way he sees you. Source: ShutterStock
You're The One Making All The EffortI've said this before and I'll say it again: if a guy likes you, he will put effort into the relationship. He'll text you, call you, ask you to hang out, etc. If he's not interested in that way, he won't... it's pretty simple. So if you notice that you're always the one texting or calling or making plans with your crush, it's possible that he doesn't think of you as anything more than his buddy. Source: ShutterStock
He Starts Dating Someone ElseThis may sound obvious, but sometimes when you have a crush, you really just want to believe that he likes you even if he's with someone else. Here's the thing: if you've made yourself obviously available to your guy friend and he still ends up dating someone else, it's because he just sees you as a friend. Source: ShutterStock
He Never Gets JealousHow would you react if you saw your crush flirting with other girls? You'd probably get jealous, hurt and annoyed, right? Right. Well, guys are the same way - if he likes you and sees you flirting with someone else, he'll get jealous. If he doesn't, it's because he's not jealous. Source: ShutterStock
He Laughs When Other People Ask If You're A CouplePay attention to how he reacts if anyone ever asks if you guys are dating. If he gets sort of embarrassed and starts blushing, or puts his arm around you and seems into it, it's probably because he wishes it were true. But if he laughs it off like it's the most ridiculous thing he's ever heard, it's probably because he just doesn't see you that way. Source: ShutterStock
You're Never Really Alone With HimWhen you guys hang out, is it usually just the two of you, or does he always manage to include other people? Try suggesting you two do something alone together - if he invites other people, it's because he doesn't want there to be a date vibe. If he wanted the chance to hang with you alone, he would jump at any opportunity. If he always manages to bring along a group, it's a bad sign. Source: ShutterStock
He Talks To You About Other GirlsWhen a dude likes you, he wants to impress you - and he knows the way to do that definitely doesn't involve talking about how hot another girl is. If he does that or asks you for dating advice or goes to you to complain about girl problems, it's pretty likely that he only thinks of you as a friend he can talk to you. Source: ShutterStock
He Tries To Set You Up With Other PeopleThis one is pretty obvious, but listen up: if he tells you he has someone he wants you to meet or tries getting you to hook up with one of his friends, it's not because he has some kind of secret crush on you. It's because he thinks of you as one of the guys. Source: ShutterStock
Do you think your crush only sees you as a friend? What other signs did I forget? Tell me in the comments!