The Myth of the Friend Zone

Have you ever watched a movie or a TV show where a guy complains that he’s “in the friend zone?” How about in real life? Have you ever heard someone complain that they were put in the friend zone. We have seen it in the media and we’ve seen it in real life.

Unfortunately, this term has grown in popularity and we don’t like it. There are a lot of reasons why the friend zone is a myth, which we explain below.

This post is here to explain what the friend zone is, where the term came from and the reasons why you should stop using the term. The main reason: it’s a myth. Seriously, the friend zone as we know it isn’t real.

This blog post is all about understanding the myth of the friend zone and why it’s problematic.

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How to Spend the Perfect Galentine’s Day: 11 Incredible Ways to Celebrate

You don’t have to be in a relationship to have an amazing Valentine’s Day. Maybe you just want the perfect day with your girls. Or maybe you’re getting over a breakup and need your best friends to get you through it. It doesn’t matter why you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day, but it does matter what you do.

Of course, you need to make amazing memories. We came with the best 11 ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day.

Whether you want to stay in and relax or spend the night out, we’ve got something for everyone. This post is all about planning the perfect Galentine’s Day.

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The Ultimate Holiday Season Bucket List

It’s December, meaning most of our calendars are filled with holiday themed activities. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but also the busiest. We hope everyone prioritizes fun this holiday season. We created a holiday season bucket list to help you plan your time and engage in all the activities that make December so much fun. Excuse us, we’re ready to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and watch a Christmas movie.

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Chren’s 30 Before 30 List

Happy September everyone! September means the start of autumn soon and the start of birthday season for us. Our birthdays are only three weeks apart, meaning that we celebrate a lot of milestones together. Now that we’re only a few years away from the big 30, we came up with a list of things that we want to do together. We’ve seen a lot of 30 before 30 lists, but most of them have the same life goals and things to try. We wanted our list to be fun, unique and more about creating amazing memories than focusing too much on a timeline. Have you ever made a list like this? Let us know in the comments.

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Chren’s Big Life Update

Hello readers, happy Tuesday! Something big and amazing happened over the weekend. We’re so excited to share with you some big news.

We mentioned in our Get to Know Chren post months ago that we are long distance best friends and have been for the entirety of our nine-year friendship. While we managed to stay close by talking every day, we always wished we had more time together. Every goodbye was sad and dramatic. Except, now we don’t have to say goodbye.

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How to Know When It’s Time to End a Friendship

Deciding to end a friendship can be a tough decision, sometimes even harder than ending a relationship. Sometimes friendships naturally drift apart, while other times a bad fight can be the reason you’re no longer on speaking terms. If you’re not sure whether or not the friendship is worth it, continue reading for our tips to know when the friendships might be over.

Have you ever had a friend break up? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Lifestyle, Relationships

10 Signs They Like You as More Than a Friend

From your first crush all the way to adulthood, it can be hard to tell whether the person you’re thinking about likes you back. Asking directly might cause problems or seem intimating, making it easier to analyze their signals before letting the person know how you feel.

While we can’t guarantee the object of your affection is in love with you, these signs make it pretty obvious that your feelings are reciprocated. Remember to try to stay objective. You can even ask a friend whether you think any of these signs describe the person in question.

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The Misadventures of Johan O'Malley

The Misadventures of Johan O’Malley: Chapter 7

I figured if I was going to have to spend anymore time with these two, I was going to need a drink. I suggested a drinking game. This would accomplish two things. One, the alcohol would help me tolerate the terrible entity that was my friends. And two, I could finally one up Mike and prove to myself (and to Tory) that I was stronger than him.

I left to go to the bathroom and came back to find that Mike had already lined up some clear shot glasses for each of us.

“Alright Johan, first one to finish ten wins.”

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Lifestyle, Relationships

Don’t Be Someone’s Spare Tire

Being someone’s spare tire is exactly what it sounds like. Why do you have a spare tire in the back of your car? You don’t always need it, but it’s always there. 

The problem with being a spare tire in dating: it’s hard to know when you are one. After pointing out to someone that he was in fact a spare tire, a light bulb went off in his head. After hearing the term out loud, he recounted how his classmate tended to push and pull him, depending on her emotional needs at the time. But he let her treat him that way because he thought if he could be that guy for her, eventually she would want to be with him. 

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36 Questions That Lead to Love: Our Thoughts on the Experiment 

The 36 Questions Experiment

The 36 Questions That Lead to Love was created by Arthur Aron, a psychology professor at SUNY Stony Brook, in 1997. Aron and his wife had been fascinated in studying love ever since they shared their first kiss. This resulted in a set of questions they developed that they believed could cause two strangers to fall in love. While the results of their study are inconclusive, 36 Questions took the United States by storm when The New York Times wrote about it in 2015. Since then, Aron’s hypothesis has been seen throughout pop culture.

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