And, what that means is... maybe she doesn't feel the butterflies in her stomach.. or get all starry eyed when she thinks of you .. or.. maybe there is a little quirkiness that she picked up on.. which made her go.. hmmmm..
Regardless of the reason.. the "friend-zone" is not a bad place to be.. it allows one to be objective and look for compatibility while building a mutually healthy and respectful relationship with someone.. and so much more. Friendship is loving someone for who they actually are and not who you want them to be.. and that my friend is my
So, how to handle it? Just be nice when you see her and concentrate your efforts on other women.
But yeah, being friend-zoned is super lame. It probably is better to back away when this happens, for the sake of your own feelings.
I agree, Paul. It would be painful to have to observe your "friend" with another once you have feelings for them and then have to subject yourself to listening about their tales of woe with their other relationships. I think it's best to just let them go their way so you can go yours.
I saw a video yesterday with the message "If someone walks out of your life, let them." You deserve better.