7 Reasons Why Your Buddy May Be Your Substitute Boyfriend

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April 27, 2012 ‐ By Betsy Ice

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If you are a single woman, you may have this problem: A favorite male friend that has become a substitute boyfriend. He’s the charming fellow who shows up at the right time, says the right thing and is always seemingly available when you want to hang out. Besides that, he’s straight. Single. And, most importantly, not trying to holler. If he was, you would look at him sideways for violating your friendship. That said, it won’t stop you from treating the homey, like the boo and showing him a little extra love. Click through the following pages and decide: Is he your friend or a substitute boyfriend.

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  • Maramazing

    For me, its what happens when you become too good of friends with a guy before you get around to dating. Attraction and feelings are there, but you’re both put in the others friends zones

  • Eyes wide open

    That good friend sounds like the makings of a great husband!

  • RF

    He does all those things, and the next guy come along and do half and get the goods. Plight of the friendzone

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bone-Billions/100002403453633 Bone Billions

    I don’t understand this posting. This dude sounds like husband material, but he only made a friend? Please ladies explain this to me.. Cause it sounds to me that a woman likes to be dogged a little.. I just don’t understand.. 

    • FAMURATTLER85

      Explanation: Bottom line: there’s something about him that is unattractive to her which happens to be a deal breaker. He can be physically unattractive or possesses some characteristic(s) that she hates but tolerates BECAUSE he isn’t her man. Just because a man is “husband material” doesn’t mean he’s HER “husband material” and that does not automatically mean that woman likes to be “dogged” either. Husband material/good man qualities are relative. I have a few friends that have the type of relationship with me that are discussed in this article and the aforementioned reasons are why I chose to friendzone them. I have a question for you: Why do many men equate a woman rejecting the first “good man” that comes into her life with her preferring a thug or a man who would dog her?

      I hope I cleared up any confusion that you had.

    • FAMURATTLER85

      Explanation: Bottom line: there’s something about him that is unattractive to her which happens to be a deal breaker. He can be physically unattractive or possesses some characteristic(s) that she hates but tolerates BECAUSE he isn’t her man. Just because a man is “husband material” doesn’t mean he’s HER “husband material” and that does not automatically mean that woman likes to be “dogged” either. Husband material/good man qualities are relative. I have a few friends that have the type of relationship with me that are discussed in this article and the aforementioned reasons are why I chose to friendzone them. I have a question for you: Why do many men equate a woman rejecting the first “good man” that comes into her life with her preferring a thug or a man who would dog her?

      I hope I cleared up any confusion that you had.

  • FStubbs

    He likes her, he’s just friendzoned.

  • Honeybee30

    I like the article. Anyone can relate to it.  My best friend.

  • Tay

    Cute article. I can totally relate. That homeboy became hubby! :)

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