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23 Male Celebs We'd Put in The Friend Zone

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What's the "friend zone"? It's a reference to a friendship where one person has unrequited romantic or sexual interest in the other. The person has become the other person's diary of failed romantic quest.

In our instances, we're relishing over the guys with this title. The ones that aren’t as forward with their feelings and confident with their approach. The one that's just a little “too” nice without a drop of edge to counteract their good guy status. They are more timid and usually wait until it’s too late to muster up the guts to try and get her and by then, you’ve officially been friend zoned. But don’t worry, the zone you have a designated spot in isn’t empty. It’s actually full of guys just like you who make a great friend just never get a chance to make a great boyfriend.

And don't believe those movies where the good guy finished first. It's a bad blueprint to follow. Also money doesn’t but you a one way ticket out of the friend zone and help you escape the vortex of rejection.

Now let’s be clear, not all men listed belong in everyone’s friend zone nor are they unattractive. Actually they are all quite appealing. But when questioned about dating or befriending the names listed were unanimously #friendzoned.
Sorry guys, we love you but we just don’t love you like that—check out the 20 celeb guys that are in Vixen's friend zone.

Drake

Do we even need to explain ourselves. If there was an official friend zone group, he’d be the founder and president.

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*The list was comprised by the VIBE Vixen staff

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Mack Wilds
We love Mack Wilds—he’s actually a sweetheart in person. Unfortunately, that’s the problem.

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Terrence J
He played his character in Think Like a Man a little too well. Why? Because he embodies all the traits of a friend zone candidate.

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Nick Cannon
His swag matches his jokes and we can’t see ourselves taking him serious if he were to confess his adoration for us. To be honest we think Mariah wears the pants in their marriage.

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Somo

Somo
He has the words but not the swag. His lyrics definitely take us to the bedroom but his appeal doesn’t get our clothes off.

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Jason DeRulo
I mean it's Jason DeRulo, hey brother!

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Lance Gross

Lance Gross
Lance Gross is uber sexy, like really, but his personality is very friend-ish and we wouldn’t blink twice if he shed a few after sex so we're going to avoid that route with him.

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Kevin Hart
Can he be our best friend? We’d probably be laughing all day if we were friends with him, but actually dating him? It’s a no for us. However, we’re so happy him and Eniko are engaged.

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Ne-Yo
He makes the best love making, relationship music, but when we found out he was the man behind the groove, we were quite surprised. His appeal doesn’t fit the lyrics.

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Omarion

Omarion
The new father is very talented but he's more like his timid You Got Served character than any of his love making tunes.

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Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries
If we weren’t convinced his 72-day marriage to Kim K wasn’t a publicity stunt, we’d still be scratching our heads on how he swung that one.

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Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin is a Kris Humphries Jr. and the same rules apply.

Luke James
Luke James
Luke gives us ‘90s nostalgia with his r&b music but once the music stops, he’s back in the friend zone wear he belongs.

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Marques Houston
Marques Houston
“Go home, Roger!” Seriously, he’s still the person his character was on Sister, Sister.

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Charlamagne The God
He's a hilariously rude friend that we’d go to for that honest advice about all the other guys we are dating without giving him a chance. Sorry.

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Rob Riley
Rob Riley or Terrence Wall, we just don’t see him teasing us past the level of “let’s just be friends.”

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J. Cole
J. Cole
He’s an educated man that for the most part, based on his lyrics, respects women. He’s the perfect guy for us, but unfortunately we’d never see it because his timid attitude will always get stepped over.

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Big Sean
If you can let someone body you on your own track (see “Control”) we can’t see you hopping out the friend zone anytime soon.

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick is like J. Cole. We’d never see that he’s the perfect guy and always dating losers over him.

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Chance The Rapper
He’s more of the friend to the guy you're dating that’s subliminally telling you, you deserve better.

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Tyga
When you remake “Coconut Juice,” do you expect to be out the zone? We forgive but never forget, Tyga.

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Earl Sweatshirt
Earl Sweatshirt
The whole Odd Future would hop in and out the friend zone, but Earl would be the only one with a future and past in the club.

Michael B Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

His heartbroken character in That Awkward Moment seems simultaneous to his real life. Except we'd predict him to cry after sex, bad date, and break up with a rebound.

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