Fear Less University - Ep.14: Fear of the Friend Zone ft. Steph Ganowski
By Lain Lee
Happy Valentine's Day from Coach Lain and The Fear Less U!Aaaaah the "friend zone"! Everyone knows what it is and dreads being placed inside it! For most guys, it means the death of any hope of a romantic relationship. But riddle me this: if being your partner’s best friend is something most mature, long-term couples strive to achieve, why is being friended at the beginning of the relationship so dreadful? And why if being in a romantic relationship wasn’t meant to be anyway, do we forfeit any possibility of friendship out of fear of the being friend zoned? Why for some guys is the friend zone only reserved for those deemed asexual, unattractive or who identify as homosexual? And why is the friend zone for many guys a direct correlation to the caliber of their manhood or masculinity? Back to help me in this exploration is my friend Steph G, creator and host of the What I Love About Men Podcast, and Men’s Relationship Expert. We don’t get to answer ALL of these questions, but we do explore MANY of the complex aspects of this very male-centric phenomenon! In this episode, we try to define what the friend zone is and why so many guys fear it. We explore the difference in value that men and women place on friendship. We discuss the importance of actually being your partner’s friend and why it’s important for us to start teaching young men the significance of friendship in their early relationships, and why being friend zoned is a deal breaker for so many guys! And much much more!Whether you’re a guy or girl, single or dating, in a committed relationship or just friends with benefits, or maybe you know someone in a bind that really needs to hear this, this is an episode that everyone can benefit from!