I know a lot of guys that complain that they always end up being friends with the girl that they like and nothing more. Unfortunately, this isn't just something that guys experience, women can find themselves in this situation, too. Often it's that you don't realize you want more from the relationship until the boundaries of your friendship have already been defined, but it is possible to move out of the friend zone. To learn some tips,
- Do things you would do if you were dating. Instead of lounging at one of your houses, go to dinner and movie or for a hike and picnic lunch. Physically remove yourself from the friend zone.
- Turn up the flirtations. It's the most subtle way to start directing his attention back to you as someone who could be a potential love interest. It's likely that he feels some kind of attraction, which is why he purposely doesn't follow through on since he thinks of you as friend. Changing the usual dynamic will open up new possibilities.
- Try to keep the conversation off of other relationships or people who you guys might be dating. In fact, you can even make subtle comments like "I think we would have great chemistry." It seems silly, but sometimes it's all about planting the seeds!
- Finally, once you can feel the vibe changing a bit, try to work up the courage to say something more directly. I think you'd be surprised at how positive the reaction will be.