Hi, one thing I notice when people talk about this online is that some people suggest that men should continue to be friends with someone they are romantically interested in who doesn't feel the same way, and that they are being a jerk if they see friendship as not good enough. I think one way to make sure you're never in the "friendzone" is to not put yourself there and to stop being friends with a woman you like who doesn't like you. That's not being a jerk that's having self-respect and
“protecting yourself so you can move on. Obviously don’t be a jerk about it, but I respect a man who will do that rather than hanging around anyway, feeling sad, and hoping things will change. I’m a woman and I’ve like guys who didn’t like me, and I dropped the friendship. I think it’s the right thing to do ion the situation, and shows that you value yourself. That’s being a man. Or a woman. And then you’ll never find yourself complaining about the “friendzone.”“
I agree. There is a huge difference between “she said no but I wanna be her friend still because I want to” and “she said no but I wanna be her friend until she changes her mind.” I’d much rather have someone be honest and say that it’s painful to keep being friends. HOWEVER. If you spend weeks/months/years being friends with someone, hoping they’ll date you, then when they won’t you abruptly stop being friends with them, that’s not self-respect, that’s being a manipulative jerk.
during dick and damian’s time as batman and robin like there’s no way you can convince me that dick didn’t take him up to the top of the penthouse and was like “damian everything the light touches is our kingdom. a king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. one day, damian,…