Dating a tease
In the Get The Guy book Matt and I used the term ‘Perceived Value’ which might be a better way to think of Respect in this context. It can be: These are just a few things that will cross a guy’s mind when he thinks about a relationship, and if he doesn’t imagine them happening then he’ll place a girl in the Friends-With-Benefits Zone.It’s the place where he likes the girl, he’s attracted, but he doesn’t feel enough Connection and Respect (i.e.(Photo: Education Dynamics) You know you’re in The Maybe Zone when friends repeatedly see you with a man and ask inquiringly: “Are you guys a couple?” And your response is to shrug your shoulders and say: “I’m not sure really”, or even just “I’d like to be!
There is the Friend Trap (commonly also dubbed ‘The Friend Zone’), and there is the Friends-With-Benefits Trap (sometimes called the ‘F-buddy’ Zone).
If he’s really a friend, at this point, he’ll understand.