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Welcome back to The Attraction Doctor How do you motivate a friend to be "more than friends"?
How do you move forward from "just friends" to girlfriend, boyfriend, partner, or lover? I often get questions like these from readers asking how to get out of "the friend zone".
Previously, I wrote here on research about when you should play "hard to get" in relationships.
That research also found an interesting distinction between behaviors that created "liking" and those that increased "desire" (Dai, Dong, & Jia, 2014).
Norms and expectations change as you transition from friends to more than friends, and opposite-sex quasi-romantic friends often avoid talking about the status of their relationship and what they expect from each other.