The Origin Of The Term “Friend Zone”

The term “friend zone” is used a lot today. There’s a meme, jokes and even a MTV show. But when did the term friend zone first get used?

The consensus is that it originated in an episode of “Friends” that aired on November 3, 1994. The season 1 episode 7 show was called “The One with the Blackout” and includes a scene where Joey (played by Matt LeBlanc) tells Ross (played by the dorky David Schwimmer) that he’s in the “friend zone” with Rachel (played by the delicious Jennifer Aniston).

Check out the clip below:

Joey was spot on with his advice. You need to make your move quick if you don’t want to become the “mayor of friend zone”. Women don’t understand your intentions of “gradually” becoming their boyfriend, they just think you want to be friends. Ross also misinterprets ‘friendly’ interactions such as a hair tussle and takes them to mean much more.

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It’s casual,

Mack Tight

P.S. - I never was a big fan of “Friends“. I’m glad I didn’t get too into the show, because it would have REALLY pissed me off when *SPOILER ALERT* Rachel ended up with Ross instead of Joey. Ross was such a whiney, annoying piece of shit. Joey was dopey, but he was a stand-up guy who was an alpha male. Whatever, I just ordered the complete series on Blu-Ray from Amazon anyhow. At the very least, I’ll get to see Jennifer Aniston during her prime ;-)