How to stimulate a friend to be “more than friends”? What can help to move forward from “just friends” to girlfriend, boyfriend, partner, or lover? How to get out of the “friend zone”? Questions that many want to know the answers to.
We would like to tell you about a magic pill or to share a love potion recipe, but unfortunately, it’s not that simple. However, we would like to highlight some tips that can help you take a step forward.
1. Take responsibility for it and let it go
It’s time to realize that you are in the “friend zone” and accept responsibility. There is no one to blame in this situation, just know that. By accepting responsibility, it will be much easier for you to control your actions and be able to influence the situation.
2. Be Less Interested
Take a step back. Being “needy” is no way to negotiate. Desperate people end up with what others give them, not what they want. The relationship is already imbalanced because you value it more than the other person. So, be less interested and ready to walk away if you don’t get the relationship you want.
3. Stop putting your crush on a pedestal
Putting your crush on a pedestal is as though you were seeking approval and validation. Stop doing everything and anything they want to do, but start doing things and setting up things you want to do.
4. Hang out with other people and have fun
There are many benefits to this point. You will have a great time, get acquainted with new people and maybe meet someone who will have mutual feelings for you. It can also serve as a way to provoke your friend’s jealousy, which hereinafter can make them think about existing feelings for you.
5. Try flirting
Never forget the importance of sexual attraction. Start teasing a little bit and giving compliments, but avoid elaborate, sophisticated ones. By using small hints, you will let your friend know that your relationship can go to a whole new level. And for practice, it’s better to go back to point 4.
6. Work on yourself
You should always remember that the most important relationship in your life is the one with yourself. Cultivate your abilities, do sports, read books, travel… Become an interesting and multifaceted person. You will notice that your self-esteem will increase and people will start to reach out to you more often.
Remember to focus on your own worth, don’t be desperate, and be willing to walk away. Allow some space for the other person to miss you. Make some friends outside of that friendship. Finally, let that friend invest in you and reward them for it. If they truly value you in their life, then they will be much more likely to take the relationship to the next level. If they don’t, you already have some new friends, your self-respect, and one foot out the door.
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