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20 Ways to React If Your Platonic Friend Tries to Hit On You at Prom

20 Ways to React If Your Platonic Friend Tries to Hit On You at Prom

By Jason Saenz

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As the saying goes, you can choose your friends, but you sho' can't choose your friends-who-are-secretly-crushing-on-you-and-decide-that-PROM-is-the-time-to-finally-make-a-move. It's not your fault if you're a gorgamasaur—sometimes that person you thought was comfortably contained in the "friendzone" will make a run for it. So how do you react? In that event, any of the below responses should usher them back into the friendpen.

Giggle.

Tell them they've had to much punch.

Smack their hand away.

Say "I could never ruin the friendship we have."

Pretend you didn't hear them.

Say, "I think you have me confused with someone who hasn't peed in your pool."

Laugh like a madman.

Commence the "sprinkler" dance move; spray slowly away.

Yell, "NO!"

Move their hand back on their butt and say "There. Much better."

Move a chaperone in between the two of you.

Laugh and say, "You're hilarious!"

Give them a death stare.

Scream "GHOST!" and run away.

Tell them, "We're not supposed to get together until book six."

Tell them you don't think of him/her that way.

Ignore them.

Grab the nearest person and start kissing them instead.

Fake an injury.

Start tweeting feverishly.

OR:

GO FOR IT! THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE MIGHT BE RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE!

Topics: Life, Advice
Tags: prom, dating, crushes, friendzone, how to deal, platonic friends, surprise!, will you be my prom date foreverrrrrrrr?

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Jason Saenz

Jason Saenz is a writer in New York City. Follow him on Twitter @JasonSaenz!

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