friend-zone: a situation in which one person in a friendship has romantic feelings for the other but the feelings are not returned
Man Sues Woman for putting him in the “Friend-Zone”
Singaporean man, K. Kawshigan sued his friend named Nora Tan for $2.3 million because she rejected him. He said he was “friend-zoned.” He said she hurt his feelings and made him go to therapy. He filed two lawsuits against her. The first one was for $2.3 million and said she hurt his reputation and made him unhappy. The second one was for $17,000 and said she broke a promise to be friends. The second lawsuit was not accepted by the court and was called an abuse of the legal process. The two were friends since 2016, but in 2020 Nora told K she only saw him as a friend. The $2.3 million lawsuit is going to trial on February 9.
1. After several dates, she realized that he only saw her as a friend, and she was stuck in the friend-zone.
2. He had been trying to impress his crush for months, but he was afraid of being friend-zoned.
3. Whenever she met a guy she liked, she was always afraid of ending up in the friend-zone again.