1- Break the “nice guy” or “sweet girl” stereotype. Most guys and girls who find themselves in the “friend zone” are usually susceptible to many of the characteristics of the “nice guy” or “sweet girl” stereotype. This means pretty much someone who wants to avoid making other people uncomfortable at any cost, but does so usually at their own expense by not communicating their own needs. Where you’re romantically attracted to someone, but you don’t want to “pressure” them into a relationship, or “ruin” the friendship by expressing your interest or making a move, you’ll end up holding back in a variety of ways. The trouble is, when you make other people’s feelings more important than your own (instead of finding that happy balance), you’re unconsciously communicating to people that your own feelings don’t matter. This may make it seem like you have low self-worth, which is the opposite of confidence.
2-Stop being needy. One of the reasons you might be interested in this person more than they’re into you is because you are giving off signals that you really want to be in a relationship! You might be coming off as a little desperate, which is quite the attraction killer. You might be rushing things emotionally. You might also be placing this person on a pedestal, because you’re so caught up in the idea of the relationship, that you’re quick to assume this person is “perfect”.
3-Think about the difference between a friendship and a romantic relationship. If you think a romantic relationship should just be a great friendship with physical intimacy thrown into the mix, then it’s understandable to look for common ground first, and wait for the physical attraction to kick in sooner or later. But not everyone sees relationships this way. Some people expect a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” to play a particular role in their lives in order for physical attraction to emerge. The person who you want to be more than friends with probably makes a bigger distinction between “friend” and “romantic partner” than you do. Realize that many people (both male and female) expect to be courted in some way. And many psychological issues play out in the relationship arena that don’t ever arise in friendships. Some people, for example, look for a romantic partner who can play more of a parental role than a friend would.
4-Break the touch barrier. For many people, a big distinction between “friendship” and “relationship” is the way they touch. There are platonic ways to touch someone, and romantic ways, and the boundary is different for different people. But if you’re terrified of touching someone the wrong way, to the extent that you hesitate and never touch them first, your intentions may be good but your “touch paralysis” isn’t helping you at all in the romantic department. Take a few little “touch risks”. Reach for their hands, hair, shoulders, ankles, and back. Don’t just always wait for them to do it first. If they don’t like it, they’ll definitely let you know. But touching someone communicates to them that you find them attractive, and also that you’re reasonably confident. Both of these things can make someone feel more attracted to you