Well, look who found himself a comfortable cubby between the relationships and the friend zone?
After another bored stroll through the often correct and incorrect waters of Wikipedia, I was looking up various amounts of friends and relationships. The very last search I did in the relationships category not only caught my interest, but also described how I am most of the time: a romantic friend
For those who don't know what a romantic friend is, it's a friend of yours that you flirt with, hug, cuddle with, say "I love you" to... basically a romantic friend is someone who treats you like a girlfriend or a boyfriend with the exception of having sex, and maybe kissing
The reason this term interested me is for two reasons: 1.
Because I have had one of those moments in the past where I may have been just a friend, but some of the women friends I had, treated me pretty much like the second boyfriend. Back then, they called it either being in the friend zone or being the maintenance man, which I will discuss later.
Anyway, I found it as peculiar as I did interesting that I settled into the role of being a romantic friend to plenty of my girlfriends. Whenever they need a boyfriend or someone to tell them they are beautiful or anything of that nature, it seems like I am always there to play both roles of a friend and somewhat a boyfriend. It's not something you are supposed to do as a friend, but no one I knew had any complaints
Because it feels like in the days where people are marrying, pairing up and breaking up, a romantic friendship feels like one of the truest loves left. Think about it. These days, people are trying to marry quickly and breakup after a couple of weeks or months. The institution of marriage is only being destroyed by poor understanding of the partner, impatience to work out personal problems or poor pairing of the couple. Heck, a few celebrities pair up for what seems like the publicity sometimes.
Anyway, a friend is a true friend by your side for life. Him or her flirting with you, telling him he loves you, or doing most of the stuff that a boyfriend would usually do... that could just be the gateway to something promising for both parties, if they cared enough to stick the romantic gestures out. You know?What are your thoughts on the whole "romantic friendship" thing?