The friendzone is a subset of incelization. It means that you have relegated a potential romantic option to the status of beta orbiter and have put them on your Rolodex for possible future romantic situations. The term friendzone is often used a verb, as in, you've been friendzoned, and in practice may refer to situations wherein a girl says "I merely want us to be friends". Hetero women generally don't become true friends with someone they won't be willing to be romantic or sexual with later.
The Friendzone Myth[edit | edit source]
There is a myth that women don't fuck their friends and that dating is a measure of how much a woman wants to have sex with you. Truth is women fuck their friends if they are attractive. And generally women only form friendships with men they would be open to having sex with down the line. You don't go to your friend's sex parties? Yea cuz ur ugly. There's only a no-sex zone, which contains both partnered and non-partnered people.
Again, what most people mean when they say, "friendzone", is actually permanent sexgating, and at the end of the day has little to do with friendship.