So you’ve met a great girl. She’s sexy, smart, and fun to be around. Everything is going well. You’ve been spending all your free time together and texting when you’re apart. You follow each other on social media and leave quirky comments on each other’s posts. You even suspect you’re catching feelings. There’s just one problem: you’re still in the friendzone.
There are many reasons your relationship with this very special lady may have plateaued in a platonic state. Maybe she’s just not that into you. Maybe she has her eye on someone else. Maybe you’re an asshole. (Just kidding, we’re sure you’re one of the good ones.) In these cases, your alliance probably won’t ever evolve into something romantic.
But in other cases, all you need to turn a gal pal into a girlfriend is strategy and persuasion. (Not the Harvey Weinstein kind, guys.) That’s what we’re here for. Read on for The Mandatory Men’s Guide to Escaping the Friendzone (Without Getting Arrested).