There’s a place where men and women lie awake at night wondering about the decisions that led them to a life of solitude. It also happens to be one of the most difficult places in the world to escape - it’s been said that some have managed to, but it’s unlikely.
No, I’m not talking about Alcatraz. I’m talking about the “Friend Zone”.
This hypothetical place has a negative stigma because some individuals hope for more than just friendship and end up in a fairly tough spot. But the Friend Zone isn’t all that bad it can actually be fun (just as long as everyone has the same intentions).
Going on a friend date actually has its perks and lack of stress. The pressure to always say the right thing, to avoid awkward silence and to decide who pays is pretty much non-existent.
Take the story of Daniel and Alex, for example. Daniel made his intentions very clear when he took Alex out. He told her that it was a friend date, and that he wanted to show her how a man should treat her. And guess what? They had an awesome time! They went to dinner, got ice cream, went horseback riding and possibly the most awesome of all (obviously a biased opinion), went to Topgolf.
Just two people enjoying each other’s company and having a blast. Nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s a movement Topgolf wants to champion – even sponsor.
It’s 2017. It’s time we push aside culture’s opinions on what is normal and start having fun with some of our favorite people – even if it is one-on-one and labeled as a friend date. The lack of pressure during a friend date compliments the lack of pressure in playing Topgolf quite nicely. You don’t have to impress anyone here. If you’re having the time of your life, enjoying great food and drinks and making memories, then you can be perfectly content with a relationship status of “just friends”.
So go ahead, ask that friend out. Let them know that the Friend Zone isn’t a barren wasteland of broken hearts, but a turf outfield filled with colorful lighted-targets and hundreds of micro-chipped golf balls.