1 He calls you “dude”, “bro” or “friend”
The second you hear these words coming from your crush’s mouth, your heart should crush. You have absolutely no chance. The first time he says “Hey, dude what’s up” he’s already grouped you with his Natty drinking, unwashed frat boy friends. You should just go get yourself a bottle of wine and a tub of ice cream, because you have just been put in the friend zone.
2He invites you over to play video games.
No, as much as you want it to, “video games” is not code word for sex. You’ll play some Mario Kart and probably trash talk, but he’s not flirting. His competitive nature is coming out, and the only thought on his mind is to figure out a way to run you off the tracks and win the race. You’re one of the bro’s.
When the time comes for intimacy, it just doesn’t happen. You may be physically attracted to him, but he doesn’t feel it with you. You just got done with, what you thought was a date, and when it’s time to part ways you get a high five or a “I had a fun time”. Well guess what, he can have a fun time with his grandmother at bingo night. You’re just friends.
1She asks you for relationship advice
This is the worst. You like this girl, but she’s constantly coming to you for relationship advice and complaining about how all the men in her life suck. This is not her way of telling you to step up your game or her trying to make you jealous. You’ve become her very own therapist, and she can count on you to be there anytime she calls. STOP IT. Unless you like being used, you should move on to liking someone else. You should also charge her for your services.
2She doesn’t care what she looks like when she’s around you
If a girl is into a guy she is going to look her best any time she has even the slightest chance of running into him. Impressions mean everything to a girl, and she doesn’t want you to ever forget that mini skirt she wore with that skimpy top. If she’s hanging out with you wearing sweatpants and no make up, then you might as well have the same chances as that old creepy man that’s always at Ray’s. None.
3She calls you her “best friend”
Yep, she said it, “FRIEND.” That’s a pretty easy tip for you. She tells you that she feels like she can tell you anything and then she spews the words that can make any guy lose a boner: “you’re my best friend”. That’s just a blow to the ego. Most girls are going to withhold their deepest darkest secrets from a guy until she’s in a relationship and feel comfortable with sharing such information. She basically thinks of you like she does her girl friends. Next she’ll probably ask you over to paint each other’s nails and watch “The Notebook” on repeat. You’re stuck, bro.
I’m not at all saying that you can’t be “just friends” with someone of the opposite sex, those friendships usually last the longest. I’m saying if you have feelings for someone and they just want to be bro’s, don’t waste your time. Your feelings wont subside and you will just be left heartbroken.