You've probably heard of the “friend zone” before. If you’re a woman, chances are you may have even been accused of it. Popularized in TV and media, the friend zone refers to a situation in which one member of a friendship, most often male, wishes to enter into a romantic or sexual relationship, while the other one doesn’t. Most importantly, though, it makes little sense.

There are a whole bunch of myths surfing around this concept, like sexual entitlement, assuming heterosexuality, and believing that platonic relationships are somehow lesser than romantic ones. But people on social media have armed themselves with a sense of humor and taken it to the joke level to make their point.

The result is a hilarious compilation of funny tweets and jokes about the FZ that should make anyone rethink the logic behind it.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

that made me laugh :-)

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Martha Meyer
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1 month ago

This should be number one!

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Lord Mysticlaw
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1 month ago

Hahahahaha

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The term "friend zone," coined in a 1994 episode of Friends where Joey refers to a lovelorn Ross as the “mayor of the friend zone,” has become so deeply embedded in our society and popular culture that we almost never question it. Many articles put the friend zone into their regular focus, writing on how to avoid it and what to do if you’re being friend-zoned.

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Logan Hunter
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1 month ago

Sex is not a payment that you get for doing one thing. I’m 14 and I know this

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Jaana Kaurisalo
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1 month ago

I usually never lose my temper. However a "nice guy" made me lose it, in public, by pestering everytime he saw me. After telling him time after time that I was married, he then "wanted to be friends". At this point I was already being rude at him, and he tried the sad puppy-thing("what kind of a person doesn't want more friends?"). "WELL I'M ANTISOCIAL!", I shouted and marched away. Not my proudest moment, but people should really learn when to give up.

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Nadine Bamberger
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1 month ago

I've been really "nice" to you, platonic relationships don't count, I helped you move once and getting in your pants is the ultimate end goal of every interaction we've ever had. You can't say "good morning" to me every day and then don't let me fondle you, you cruel deceptive cold hearted b**ch.

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But when men refer to the term "friend zone," they are explicitly aiming at women to show how much they’ve hurt their feelings. These who are aware of the fact that the friend zone is indeed a flawed concept criticize it for taking women’s agency out of the picture by making the relationship transactional. If a man is being nice to a woman, it suggests that this feature alone should be enough to make the woman want to pursue their relationship in a romantic direction.

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Lord Mysticlaw
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1 month ago

This!

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#8

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

The friend zone only exists in the minds of men who want more from a specific woman, but cannot get it. The majority of men simply have female friends without any romantic interests.

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Marina
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1 month ago (edited)

I feel like the boy who wrote this could also be okay. Just because he used the friend zone word it doesn't mean he's a bad guy and we must admit that some girls just don't know how to choose well for themselves. That said, I don't mean to imply that guys getting angry at women for getting friendzoned are right

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By 2020, we all should be aware that a woman has a right to say "no" whenever and to whoever she feels the need to. And while being a good friend is surely awesome, it doesn’t allow anyone to expect anything concrete in return. After all, even if being rejected can be truly dreadful, it can’t be demonized at the expense of a woman.

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Philler Space
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1 month ago

True friendships are few and far between in this crapsack world, so Dudes, pay attention: if this amazing person, who is so important to your life, who feels safe and comfortable enough around you to be her true self, and who has already been willing to share so much of her time with you, says she wants you as her friend...That is not her insulting you. That is a goddamned honor she is bestowing onto you. Treat it as such.

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Aragorn II Elessar
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1 month ago

Assholes

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#12

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Aspen Anderson
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1 month ago

Honestly this is why I struggle having male friends. Every time I get close enough to a guy to be my true self, he develops a crush. I turn him down, tell him I value his friendship but have no romantic feelings, and he fades away no matter how hard I try to stay friends. The whole friendship was fake. It's so frustrating.

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Lord Mysticlaw
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1 month ago

Lmfao!

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#14

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Logan Hunter
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1 month ago

Had a school friend like that, followed me everywhere and couldn’t take the signal the relationship was done

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Emily Ashcraft
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1 month ago

THIS! this is a great point! our boundaries are there to give us comfortable experiences, not to see how many times they will be crossed.

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Katherine Boag
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1 month ago

I mean someone you regularly have casual sex with is called FRIENDS with benefits for a reason

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Logan Hunter
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1 month ago

Preach!!! People really need to learn when it’s over

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Logan Hunter
Community Member
1 month ago

Guilt tripping is really not a good thing to do in a relationship in my view

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Suzanne Dunne
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1 month ago

Correct, this is how a lot of guys, think makes me so mad

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Logan Hunter
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1 month ago

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha😂😂🤣😂🤣😂😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

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Neva Nevičica
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1 month ago

Don't do it. They will start having stepson-themed movie plots in their minds.

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Lazy Farmer
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1 month ago

especially not for a fake and pretentious kindness

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Lisa Chambers
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1 month ago

HAHA!

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Evil Little Thing
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1 month ago

Michal getting all creepy like he's about to kidnap some chick, amputate all her limbs so she can't escape, and keep her on a shrine-like plinth so he can cry at her while screaming "SEE EVERYTHING I DO FOR YOU??? WHY AREN'T YOU GRATEFUL???"

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Soodney
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1 month ago

Don't miss your soccer, or she'll really be mad.

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Soodney
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1 month ago

I have

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 month ago

The friend zone is a place in the mind of men who want to have sex but do not want to have female friends. Men with female friends who do not have romantic interests do not know the place called friend zone.

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Carole Deem
Community Member
1 month ago

read this along time ago, the offers of help you dare not accept for fear of contracting a sexual debt .

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Logan Hunter
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1 month ago

Ok then I’m just hearing Pokémon telling me “ this is not the time for that”

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Katherine Boag
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1 month ago

This parody account is amazingly hilarious

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