Urban Word Wednesday: Friend Zone

Welcome to Urban Word Wednesday! New words, phrases, and sayings I am learning (and using in my day-to-day life) brought to you by ME…and the Urban Dictionary. You are gonna love these!

Friend Zone: What you attain after you fail to impress a woman you’re attracted to. Usually initiated by the woman saying, “You’re such a good friend.” It’s usually associated with long days of suffering and watching your love interest hop from one bad relationship to another. Verb tense is “Friend-ed”.

Examples Of Use:

Hubby: poor Billy, eh?!

Me: why? What happened?

Hubby: he got put in the Friend Zone.

Me: what?!?! I thought Jess was way into him???

Hubby: apparently not. She told him he was a great guy and “such a good friend…” blah blah blah. You can imagine the rest!

Me: well maybe she just meant he’s awesome!

Hubby: nope, she followed up by calling him last night to tell him all about her last three dates…and actually went on for an hour about how hot one of them was…asked his advice on how to “land” him. 

Me: ouch! He totally got friend-ed. That sucks! 

Me: you know, you almost got friend-ed when we first met…but you were lucky…my resistance was low!

Hubby: whatever. I had to beat you off with a stick. You were like a dog in heat for me!

Me: THAT is not true! I was very virtuous and hard to get!

Hubby: you’re on crack!

Hmmmm…what do you think, was I a dog in heat or virtuous? Ever been unwillingly put into the Friend Zone? Ever friend-ed someone? Come on…share the wealth…



  1. He had to beat you off with a stick, eh? Aren’t they cute, even when they’re deluded? LOL

  2. Beat you off with a stick? I love the way the mind can change a memory from fact to fiction. :))

  3. Gotta say, getting married makes the friending process easier! I no longer rely on Casper the friendly boyfriend as an excuse… 😉 (What? Like I’d ever DO that.)

  4. It’s post likes these that make me glad I’m married. It’s been so long since I’ve had to decide to put someone in the friend zone I forget how, lol!

  5. I can totally see the two of you sitting on the couch having this little word play. Love it! Men never remember anything correctly. That’s my opinion. Sorry Tim. LOL I have totally friended. But it’s be a very long time. And as for me being friended, well, I remember this one boy in kindergarten – I still think about him. 😀

  6. Ah, that poor boy in Debra’s kindergarten class… I bet he kicks himself every day for letting you go!

    Friend Zone, eh? Yeah, I’ve put too many guys to remember there. Karma is indeed a b*tch and one day she paid me back big time. In retrospect, it worked out totally in my favor (oh, I sense a blog post coming up!), but dang it hurt at the time.

    Since then, I didn’t put guys in the friend zone ~ they either volunteered to go there or they went away. Ha!

    Hubs and I were just discussing tonight how amazing it is that we’ve been married 15 years because I’m terribly commitment-challenged. He’s delusional like your hubby, too. Thinks he had to beat me off with a stick. Yeah, right! I had to call him to see if he was ever going to ask me out. That is not having to beat me off with a stick! Ugh. Men and their memories.

    • I am right there with ya Tameri. I’ve been put in the Friend Zone and been Friend-ed my fair share. It always hurts but alas…such is life. 🙂
      Sounds like you totally met your match and soulmate! Delusional, obviously, but still your love! LOL!!!

  7. Yeah, a few times…especially now. For whatever reason, being suddenly (sort of) single seems to draw them out, like I have a stamp on my forehead saying I’m in NEED of a man. Delusional. It seems to baffle them that I’m content on my own for now. I think my next tattoo is “You’re such a sweet guy.”

  8. Oh am I ever glad that I’m married. I don’t even want to think about it. It’s too sad. 😦

  9. Oh boy, the friend-zone… One of my besties is constantly sticking guys there, and all I want to say is, “Please pass them my way!” I live in a strange sort of bubble where there are no guys around, and I just don’t go out enough to encounter any (it’s also odd, trying to socialize in bars, etc.), so guys are rather like odd creatures who should be on National Geographic specials, lol.

    • Girl, you gotta get OUT more! LOL!
      No need to worry. My motto is that Mr. Right will seek you out in due time so sit back, enjoy life, and trust that he’ll appear when you lease expect it. At least this way, you avoid the insanity of the single game and all that “friend” stuff. LOL! I think you ARE on the right track!!!

  10. Funny and distant memories — that’s all I’ve got now 🙂 I’ve been married long enough to forget the friend-zone situations. Thank God!

  11. LOVE the comments over here (as usual).

    When my besties (most of whom are single) and I discuss men, we put them on various “menus.”

    He’s on the friend side of the menu.
    He’s on the f*cking side of the menu.
    He’s on the “Mr. Right Now” portion of the menu.
    He’s on the “Rip my clothes off” side of the menu.
    He’s in the “Not in a million years” special box.

    I have heard all these phrases and more. See?? After the Blumpkin episode, I know I can say here what I can’t print on my blog!!! Do you think I should clean it up and do a post?

  12. Holy s*** – that B-word just won’t go away. First Tameri and now Jenny … girls, come straight to my office!

  13. Wow – you ladies must have all drank from the same delusional kool-aid!
    I would have thought out of all these “writer personalities” – that not all of you were fiction writers!

    Nothing like a group of women talking about Men being delusional — but I swear that’s how it went down! ….with a stick! oh yeah!

  14. That’s awesome! I love how you show an example of the new word through a conversation between you and hubby. Entertaining and educational all in one!

  15. Great post, Natalie! Luv your Urban Word Wednesdays.

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