How to Talk Your Crush out of Friend-Zoning You?
Mariam Youssef
1/28/23, 7:00 PM

It's common to have a crush on a friend or coworker. But being friend-zoned by them is one thing that the heart does not accept. It certainly hurts a lot. Additionally, their single comment that they like you too, but "as a friend/sister” seems like another rejection. We’re here to help you escape the friend zone, so don't worry. Read this article to know exactly how to talk to your crush who has friend-zoned you.

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Understand your feelings

You’re probably emotional and your feelings are all over the place because you feel rejected by the person you want the most. However, you need to take some time to analyze your feelings and figure out if you really want to get out of the friend zone. If you've already determined that your crush will be worth the effort and that you truly want them to see you as more than just a friend, then get ready. You have to be flexible, accept new strategies and ideas, and even make tough choices if you want to find a way out. You may want to read this before taking any steps.

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It takes time

Be aware that exiting the friend zone is not an easy task. It could take many weeks, months, or even years. To be safe, though, get psychologically and emotionally ready and anticipate that it won't happen overnight for them to change their perception of you from a friend to possible girlfriend material.

Admit your feelings

The quickest and most direct path out of the friend zone is this one. It is not their fault that they might have pushed you into the friend zone without even being aware of your feelings for them. If you feel like you're ready to pursue a potential lover, don't be scared to express your feelings to them. Look them in the eye when you’re sharing your feelings so they know you're honest.


Hear us out. If you want to grab your crush’s attention and make them think of you as a potential partner, you have to show him exactly that! It’d be difficult for him to think of you as a normal friend, let alone as a sister when you keep telling him that you love his hair or you like how he smells. Show him you care about him more than a friend would by doing and saying flirty things. Who knows, maybe when you start doing so, he’ll find you sexually attractive and start to change his perception.

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Help him see you in a romantic way

One of the things that probably make your crush put you in the friend zone is that they can’t picture you romantically. He sees you as his buddy or partner in crime. Well, you need to change that! If he starts talking about someone’s relationship or love in general, tell him what you would do to your partner. For example, tell him if you had a partner, you would make a candle-lit dinner for them or any romantic thing you want to share. If you’re feeling brave, you may be direct and tell him “if you were my partner, I would…”

Act like you’re his partner

This part is tricky because you don’t want to force yourself onto him, but still want to make him realize how important you are in his life as a partner. Show extra care, bring gifts, and do nice things. However, don’t be possessive or jealous because that will complicate things. Do the nice, romantic things that girlfriends do and skip the drama.

Go out alone

Take a break from group outings and start going out with him alone so you can have a better chance to do your tactics. It’d be hard to flirt or show affection when you’re surrounded by your friends, who probably know you have a thing for him. Plus, if you keep hanging out with him in group outings, he’ll be forced to corner you in the friend zone.

Let him see some competition for you

You could simply be in the friend zone because he doesn't see any competition for you, and that probably doesn’t provoke his competitive side. However, if you have another guy or girl you hang out with regularly, plus you’re kind of mysterious about them, that would spike his interest and make him low-key jealous.

Make him miss you

When you're always around, he might not be aware of how he feels about you. Take a break. Just be busy and don't act angry or anything. Be so busy that he wants to hang out with you or ask you what's going on. Get him to send the heart-melting “I miss you” text.

It’s never too late to pursue your true love and make your crush love you back, even if they friend-zoned you. Just follow the mentioned tactics and be patient, and know that if it’s meant to be, it’ll happen.

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Mariam Youssef

Growing up, I've always wanted to become so many things: a fashion designer, painter, singer, actress, and anything that revolves around art. It wasn't until I watched "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" that I realized that writing is the one thing that will enable me to write about all sorts of things and all types of art. Writing is one of the dearest things to my heart as it expresses who I am and what I stand for. My wardrobe is pink inked, fashion is my passion, beauty is my duty, and cats are my best furr-iends❤️