EpicChristianMemes Creator Tells Guys To ‘Shut Up’ About The FriendZone
In an Instagram post cleverly hashtagged #dontbetrashytuesday, Epic Christian Memes challenged the fellas to step up their game. Helping them see the reality of the friend zone. I hope this brings to light a ton of issues within Christian culture, like the problem of expectancy, attention and intentionality. ECM pointed out the inward problem in feeling bad about a girl putting you in the friend zone. I wrote an entire article as a matter of fact, on Why the Friend Zone is Always the Guys Fault.
Furthermore, he addressed the very important fact that–that girl who friend zoned you is not obligated to date you! Now before I go any further. Here is the post in it’s fullness.
To the guys out there who constantly complain about being stuck in the Friend-Zone: please shut up while I break this down.
1. Just because you consider yourself a “nice guy” does not mean girls are obligated to date you. Spoiler alert: women look for other qualities in a man in addition to being a “nice guy”. You got career goals? You got money saved up? Common interests? Any other traits one might find desirable? Sorry Bro, but if being nice is THE ONLY THING you have to offer, sit down.
2. If you haven’t explicitly and intentionally expressed romantic interest in someone, then you have not been placed in the Friend-Zone. If you haven’t grown a set and told the girl you like that you’re interested in her, then it’s your own fault for not being intentional. You weren’t put in the Friend-Zone, you stupidly wandered in there. So unless you have a crush on Ms. Cleo, I suggest you say something.
3. Don’t pretend like you haven’t placed a female in your life in the Friend-Zone. This works both ways, Bro. It’s not a crime to not be romantically interested in someone; if you’re allowed to have preferences and standards, then so is everybody else.
Different types of relationships exist. Whatever type of relationship you have with someone should be appreciated and cultivated whether or not it’s the label you want. So just calm down; a girl rejected you, it’s not the end of the world. Instead of acting like a victim, how about stepping up and being a godly man for every woman in your life? Lead. Protect. Respect. Honor God by taking care of your sisters in Christ; don’t blame or resent them just because they don’t think you’re husband material. #friendzone #christianguysbelike