7 Things You Need To Know Before You Reject Your Guy Friend

I hate the term friend zoned because I think it is associated with a ton of entitled garbage, especially when it comes from hetero dudes. But for the sake of this post, I’ll reference it: There might come a time in your life in which you’ll need to put your guy friend in the friend zone. Maybe you’re just not attracted to them, maybe they’re not your type, maybe you’re a lesbian and you haven’t come out yet, who knows! Either way, you only want to keep this guy in your life as a friend–just a friend–and that’s okay!

But before you relay this news to him, you’ll want to be a little prepared for potential awkwardness and drama. So here are seven things you might want to keep in mind before you reject your guy friend.

Have you ever had to reject your guy friend? Has it ever backfired? Tell us in the comments!


8 Tips On How To Nicely Reject A Guy Friend

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  • I

    I lost my best guy friend when he asked me out and I rejected him. Things got really awkward between us and I guess he couldn’t take it so we gradually grew apart. We still talk, but it’s not the same as it was before.

  • Anonymous Lesbian

    Please tell me who that lady in image 6 is! I CAN’T STOP LOOKING!!

    • Sharon Donovan

      I think it’s Claudette Colbert… French-born American actress (1903-1996)

  • Jaryn

    Not trying to hate on this article, since there are many valid points. But I don’t think it’s particularly fair to say that a guy “officially sucks” and “was never your real friend” if he doesn’t want to be friends anymore after being rejected. If he had a crush on you, he likely needs to distance himself to get over you. There are plenty of legitimate reasons to not want to be BFFs with someone after being rejected by them so there’s no reason to treat him like a bad person for it.

    • Rebecca

      Couldn’t agree more!! That was a very stupid point to make! I had a massive thing for my best guy friend and I was lucky that he felt the same, but if he hadn’t, I know that I couldn’t have been his friend anymore because I was in too deep and it was too painful and I needed to cut him out my life in order to be able to move on.