We all know what the friend zone means, it's a pretty common term nowadays, but what does it really mean? People tend to see it as a negative place, somewhere they're put when they're not 'enough' for someone to date. But I see it differently. I see it as a place to properly get to know someone, build a solid friendship and create a deep connection.
Are you able to make it work? I did. But there's no secret or formula to it. I truly believe it depends on your relationship with your friend and what you expect from it. The factor if it will work or not is surrounded by communication. I was lucky enough to have it happen organically with a very close friend. So here is my experience.
I'm writing this to help you. Help you because narcissists are ever so tricky to spot, and they are all over dating apps. I can't provide you with a textbook step by step guide, but I can describe one experience I've had ( I have had quite a few rough times with narcissists ) but this story is short because I SAW the signs and applied what I had already been through, APPLIED them, and dodged a bullet. This is NOT to make you paranoid, but aware. Because a narcissist will ruin your life, that I can promise you.
This is a tale of a classic move us girls do; we try to change a man's mind when they say they don't want to date you.
We left off last time on a positive note, with me hopeful that something would work out between us. After last seeing Coco, I felt confident that we could resurrect our relationship and hopefully start dating. We texted most days with flirtatious undertones. Sometimes it turned into sexting and video calls which was always fun. He excited me, enticed me, I adored him.