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Four ways to avoid being friend-zoned by a guy

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If you’re reading through this intently, there’s a big chance you’re currently been friend-zoned by a guy you’d preferably date.

Friend-zone occurs when there is a miscommunication of emotions and intentions between two people in a relationship. This usually results in a mismatch in romantic feelings where one person wants a romantic commitment with the other, while the other only wants simple platonic friendship.

If you’ve ever been stuck in the friend-zone, you’ll admit it sucks. Having to conceal your intense emotions, or worse, have them dashed when your romantic interest blurts out they “only want to be friends”, is a painful experience.

The best advice is to avoid being stuck in the friend-zone. Although, being friend-zoned isn’t the end of the world, sister.

Some of the guaranteed ways to leave this humiliating friendship “zone”, include:

Find a guy who’s your match

Recall that friend zone is simply a mismatch of emotions. It only makes sense to go for a guy who is a good match for you. This means entering a relationship with a guy who is romantically attracted to you as you are to him.

Avoid assuming just any guy is “into” you. Affirm with the romantic interest that you two share similar attractiveness to each other. It’d help to know what you’re looking for in a potential boyfriend so that should you begin dating, you may be aware if a guy meets, surpasses, or isn’t up to your standards.

Sometimes, friend-zone occurs because you’re trying way too hard to be with someone who is way above your league. Do not be deceived, social status, education, and experiences often play vital roles in matching individuals than we’d like to let on.

Make yourself a “scarce commodity”

No, you’re not a commodity. The idea is simply the theory of supply and demand: higher demand would lead to increased supply. Think of yourself as the supply and him as demand.

By making yourself i.e. supply scare, demand for you would be higher and consequently, your value will shoot up. Maybe Taylor Swift was right after all, maybe guys do like “love when its torture”.

By making yourself scarce, you’re making it tougher for a tough guy to gain access to you. Reduce the time spent with him drastically. Sign up for new activities, take up new hobbies, do anything but spend more time with a romantic interest.

It’ll only be a matter of time before he comes chasing. Plot twist, if he doesn’t come chasing, change your course of actions to abort your romantic venture as he may truly not be interested. Sorry, sis! Love knocked you down.

Shoot your shot

It’s 2023 and everyone is moving quickly. Times have changed and women are encouraged to share their feelings more. If you’re feeling bold, try shooting your shot by telling him how you really feel.

Ask him out on a date. Start off casually and build things up until you pour your heart out, *cue romantic background music*

Prepare your mind too for the possibilities: he may be amused, laugh your confession off, confess his love for you, kiss you, walk out on you, runoff, reel hysterically with laughter, cry, say something stupid, chastise you —  the possibilities are endless.

By weighing in the possible options, you prepare your mind for both the best and worst.

If he accepts your love, great! If he doesn’t, raise your head high and move on with life.

Sky-rocket your attractiveness

I know this sounds vain. Especially if your love interest has confided how he’s into “au naturel, simple, girls” *rolls eyes*

Attractiveness is a core factor in initial romantic relationships. Take notes of areas you’re lacking in attractiveness and improve on them. Body language, shape, speech, grooming, are just a few major mediums to improve how attractive you are.

Trust that having done these, your romantic interest could potentially be “bae”.

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Ex-Barcelona star Bartra, model girlfriend end relationship

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Former Barcelona and Spain defender Marc Bartra and his model girlfriend Jessica Goicoechea have reportedly ended their relationship, according to Spanish journalist Abel Planelles.

According to Mirror UK, the couple, who had been together since 2001, gained attention earlier this year when Goicoechea revealed their unusual “sex deal” on a Spanish talk show.

During an appearance on “La Resistencia” in May, Goicoechea shared details of their intimate arrangement.

“If we don’t do it one day, you have to do it twice the day after,” she explained, with Bartra present in the audience. The pact was reportedly devised to maintain their connection during periods of separation.

The couple’s journey has been tumultuous, with previous breakups and reconciliations. They went public with their relationship in November 2022, shortly after Bartra’s divorce from journalist Melissa Jimenez, with whom he has three children.

Goicoechea, a successful model and influencer with 1.8 million followers, began her career at 15 and has since launched her own fashion collection and cosmetics brand.

Bartra, 33, who currently plays for Real Betis, is known for his stints at Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund, where he was involved in a traumatic incident when the team bus was hit by a bomb blast.

While their relationship has ended for now, Planelles suggested that reconciliation isn’t impossible.

“They follow each other, they get along well, but it is true that the relationship has ended. You never know if there might be a second chance or a third chance, but right now the relationship between the footballer and the influencer would be broken,” she said.

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Maya Jama and Stormzy announce breakup in heartfelt post after 10 years of dating

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In a surprising and heartfelt announcement, TV presenter Maya Jama and rapper Stormzy have revealed that they have decided to part ways, bringing an end to their decade-long relationship that began with an intense and passionate love affair in 2014.

Maya Jama took to social media to share the news with their fans, emphasising the importance of clarity and mutual respect during this transition. “For the sake of clarity and, more importantly, to allow us the space and grace that’s needed for us both to be able to navigate this next bit of our lives with peace,” she stated.

The couple’s love story has been a rollercoaster, marked by deep affection and significant challenges. “We fell madly in love in 2014, broke up in 2019, and then spent five years manoeuvring life apart,” Maya recounted. Their relationship, which has been under the public eye, has seen both highs and lows, reflecting the complexities of maintaining a high-profile romance.

In her candid message, Maya shared a moment of levity amidst the sadness, revealing that they found themselves laughing while drafting the announcement. “We’ve been laughing whilst drafting this because we never, ever, in a million years thought we’d be the couple announcing a break-up,” she wrote. This glimpse into their dynamic showcases the mutual respect and fondness they still hold for one another.

Despite their breakup in 2019, Maya and Stormzy remained close, navigating life separately yet with a bond that remained strong. Their decision to part ways now marks a significant chapter in their lives, one that they approach with maturity and grace.

Fans of Maya and Stormzy have long admired their relationship, and this news will undoubtedly come as a shock. However, the couple’s transparency and the amicable nature of their split serve as a testament to their growth and understanding.

As they embark on their separate journeys, both Maya and Stormzy have expressed gratitude for the love and support they have received over the years. Their story, filled with love, laughter, and mutual respect, remains an inspiration to many.

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Kizz Daniel’s Twitter post sparks marriage breakup rumours

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Kizz Daniel, has caused a stir on social media with a controversial post about relationships and breakups.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the post, which has since been deleted, has left many of his fans and followers speculating about the status of his marriage.

In the post, Kizz Daniel stated: “If you won breakup with me, no problem 😉 just pay me my PENSION💰For all the things I don do 🙄 My airtime, My Gifts, The F**k etc then you can leave 💀- BALACLAVA 🥷.”

While Kizz Daniel did not explicitly mention his wife, Mjay Anidugbe, or the status of their relationship, the timing and tone of the post suggest that all may not be well in his personal life. Many fans and followers have interpreted the statement as a hint that his marriage has crashed.

According to trending social media reports, the two lovebirds are having difficult times, as the ‘Buga’ crooner has allegedly been unrepentant and unfaithful to his marital vows, and this time his wife has refused to forgive him.

The post has sparked debate and raised eyebrows, with many taking to social media to share their opinions and reactions.

@evanschinyere said on X, “I have said it that anyone displaying their marriage online don’t have a happy home.

“Men should also stop exposing their women to social media especially if you’re famous.

“We women sometimes are overwhelmed with success and fame, I knew it will happen the moment he wanted to make the wife famous by exposing her to media

“Now, he is learning the hard way.”

@lifeofhero said, “Brother collect everything that belongs to you, those girls always run after fame without looking at the aftermath of marriage.

“You can’t marry an entertainer and you expect him to always be at home

“I knew this guy was forcing all that social media PDA, when Gistlover said it here, Shebi una talk say na lie,

“Just 3 months after that Gistlover post, e don Dey happen.”

@felixoflagos said, “Kizz Daniel, I love your music, but this post though, It’s a bit ridiculous, don’t you think?

“Relationships aren’t business investments, and love isn’t something you can put a price on.

“I mean, I get it, you’re hurt, but this isn’t the way to go about it. You’re coming across as entitled and materialistic.

“Just take a step back, reflect on your actions, and maybe try to be a better partner next time around.”

@folaketecnko wrote, “Yessss, Kizz Daniel, speak your truth! You’re a king, and you deserve to be treated as such.

“If someone wants to benefit from your greatness, they should be willing to compensate you for it.

“I mean, think about it, relationships are a two-way street, and if someone’s not holding up their end of the bargain, then they shouldn’t expect you to keep giving without getting anything in return. You go, Kizz!.”

@brodasteve wrote, “Ummm, Kizz Daniel, I’m not sure what’s going on in your personal life, but this post is a bit concerning. Are you okay?

“Do you need some help or assistance? Because this doesn’t sound like the Kizz Daniel we all know and love.

“You’re starting to sound like one of those entitled celebrities who think they can buy their way out of any situation. Just take a deep breath, and let’s get back to making good music, okay?”

As the debate continues, fans and followers eagerly await Kizz Daniel to clarify the status of his relationship and explain the meaning behind his cryptic post.

NAN reports that neither Kizz Daniel nor his wife have confirmed having challenges in their marriage.

The couple who quietly exchanged vows in 2020, kept their marriage away from the public eye and the usual social media showcase, characteristic of celebrity marriage.

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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