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I am not one to blog about relationships, but I really liked this authors post on “Boyfriend Privileges,” which I’m thinking is also the way a person inadvertently falls into the “Friend Zone.” And since I’m fascinated with the way relationships–romantic and otherwise– develop, I’m reblogging this post from The Fickle Heartbeat Blog:

The Fickle Heartbeat

Signs You’re In It For The Long Haul

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Recently I’ve come upon the issue of men who struggle to get anywhere with women. They just can’t figure out why they are having trouble when they have seemingly done everything right. The frustration builds and usually the excuse “women only like assholes” is flung around. Personally, I don’t think women only like assholes. I do, however have a theory on a common reason men fail with women.

When a guy likes a girl he will usually show it by being nicer to her than normal. In some cases, this leads to friendship. The guy will be yearning for romance while the woman is satisfied with staying friends. Now the question becomes why is it that the girl is satisfied with being just friends? My guess is that it involves what I call “boyfriend privileges”. Boyfriend privileges are the special things a man does for…

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