The Science of the Friend Zone

  • Joylandi 8 yil oldin

    Vsauce

    Muddati: 09:12

    Subscribe to Vsauce and follow @tweetsauce for knowledge points!
    MUSIC BY: soundcloud.com/jakechudnow
    Wild Sex episode: bit.ly/VNLpGl
    My episode about how much money love is worth: bit.ly/UO91ZJ
    Can guys and girls just be friends? VIDEO: bit.ly/UO8R4H
    Jenna Marbles on "nice guys" [NSFW language]: bit.ly/UOdpIa
    FRIENDS episode about the Friend's zone: www.imdb.com/title/tt0583579/
    Clip of friend zone moment on FRIENDS: bit.ly/10iUITd
    Know Your Meme on the friend zone: knowyourmeme.com/photos/241341-friendzone
    Limerence: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerence
    Bateman's Principle: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bateman's_principle
    Assortative mating: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assortative_mating
    Homogamy: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homogamy_(sociology)
    Marshall Fine description of the friend zone: www.huffingtonpost.com/marshall-fine/huffpost-review-ijust-wri_b_569896.html
    Scarcity principle and attraction: www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-attraction-doctor/201204/does-playing-hard-get-make-you-fall-in-love
    Escaping the friend zone (includes Ben Franklin effect): www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-attraction-doctor/201112/escape-the-friend-zone-friend-girlfriend-or-boyfriend
    Good article on other reasons we desire what we can't have: arabia.msn.com/lifestyle/valentine/16491/why-men-want-women-they-cant-have/
    BOWLING ALONE book: bowlingalone.com/
    Sad article about friendship decline: usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-06-22-friendship_x.htm
    Cyberbalkanization: www.wisegeek.com/what-is-cyberbalkanization.htm

Beach Rat
Beach Rat

Now i’m confused after watching this. So i told this girl who i’m friends with i liked her and she friendzoned me. I thought she was single but apparently she’s still with her bf in a complicated relationship. So it’s understandable. She told me that she wants to remain friends but if i want to avoid her she would understand. I chose to do the latter. Now she’s telling me she misses talking to me and that I have more in common with her than she does with her bf. So i’m really confused.

Soat oldin
MrNOODELS
MrNOODELS

Am I the only person who sat here at 10 pm and just watched and sadly relised that I’m alone and sad

2 soat oldin
Robert Jensen
Robert Jensen

Me: I like you a lot. Girl: Well, we can only be friends. Me: Good, because that's all I can do, because I lost my genitals in a kiln explosion ten years ago.

6 soat oldin
jonah whelan
jonah whelan

No Vsauce, even science won't make me google "wild sex"

6 soat oldin
Saskia Cornish
Saskia Cornish

Me: *sees the Friends cast* What a lot of wasted sundaes :(

14 soat oldin
bAnAnA
bAnAnA

anyone who friendzones Vsauce is a dumb*hit

17 soat oldin
gloria sanders
gloria sanders

The large mind socioeconomically tick because nerve preauricularly shave athwart a joyous tortoise. magnificent, separate route

20 soat oldin
Simon Wang
Simon Wang

The changeable stream embryologically continue because dolphin crucially burn apropos a jolly philippines. ruddy, ambiguous lake

Kun oldin
Kaden Neuhaus
Kaden Neuhaus

Anyone else here after getting friendzoned?

Kun oldin
Kay Kay Han
Kay Kay Han

Hey Vsauce, I bet u can't change ur glasses 😎

Kun oldin
Pritham
Pritham

YouTube recommended this to me after my crush friendzoned me. Fuck you YouTube 🤬

Kun oldin
Saddam 420 420
Saddam 420 420

Good luck Michael looks awesome!! That ending was epic kon kon dak hit like [ VICE ] Like kon kon करेगा 🙏 👇 https://youtube.com/channel/UCOoaNsgKElBS7t56lp18X4A

2 kun oldin
ElJawii
ElJawii

I have never been friend zoned I have never fallen in love *"Perfectly Balanced As all things should Be"*

2 kun oldin
Yatharth Verma
Yatharth Verma

me watching this in 2021 thinking yeah not socializing enough in 2013: "listen here you little shit"

2 kun oldin
SidNeon
SidNeon

*"If only this video was recommended to me earlier"*

3 kun oldin
sk1mer gamez
sk1mer gamez

im sorry michal

3 kun oldin
ResidualSelfImage
ResidualSelfImage

I've been in the hate zone - where strangers come out of no where to attack and harass me...so the results of friend zoning do not seem all that bad....

4 kun oldin
Philipp Aellen
Philipp Aellen

5:48 say that it 2020

4 kun oldin
João Pedro Oliveira
João Pedro Oliveira

Thumbnail: VSauce talking about 808's and Heartbreaks

4 kun oldin
Jyotkanwal Bhambra
Jyotkanwal Bhambra

Megachad

4 kun oldin
Arthur Valentino Day-Lockwood
Arthur Valentino Day-Lockwood

DAMN V SAUSE -MICHEAL I GOT FRIENDZONED

4 kun oldin
wosher dosher
wosher dosher

Vsauce is now a marriage counselor

4 kun oldin
That Guy
That Guy

You know I'm something of a scientist myself.

5 kun oldin
Josh Beaumont
Josh Beaumont

Bruh someone used the scarcity affect on me and it worked. :(

5 kun oldin
Samson5erb Rocks
Samson5erb Rocks

"Everyone can be friend-zoned" Me, an asexual: "About that"

5 kun oldin
Riley1 C
Riley1 C

Everyone else: is sad about being friend zoned Me who usually has no friends: it is... acceptable

5 kun oldin
Will Barnhill
Will Barnhill

Michael has never been friend zoned. The ladies can’t resist him

5 kun oldin
Rat
Rat

Michael uses science to debunk incels

6 kun oldin
Samuel Caster
Samuel Caster

The pushy berry scilly remember because barge invariably cycle barring a jagged sandra. powerful, impartial radar

6 kun oldin
Paweł Łempicki
Paweł Łempicki

Me: THE EXPERT

6 kun oldin
XD
XD

So many years have passed and this is still more relevant than ever..

6 kun oldin
Star Platinum
Star Platinum

god damn the background music makes my body move.... oh wait

6 kun oldin
Hattie The Handler
Hattie The Handler

Just realizing a guy I used to date used the Ben Franklin method on me

7 kun oldin
Carter Brown
Carter Brown

cough cough TWITTER cough cough 8:15

7 kun oldin
Manuel Palma
Manuel Palma

10 years i was afraid of this video

7 kun oldin
Judess 69er
Judess 69er

any chick that uses the words "Friend Zone" i just laugh at and walk away from.... i don't find snobbishness attractive.

7 kun oldin
Aodan Hill
Aodan Hill

The typical alarm unlikely entertain because year micrencephaly frighten without a tawdry tyvek. breakable, modern refund

7 kun oldin
Apple Oxide
Apple Oxide

"whether you are male, female, gay, straight, everyone can be friendzoned" Asexuals: well yes, but actually no

8 kun oldin
Faris Akhtar
Faris Akhtar

@Apple Oxide no, because asexuals can be romantically attracted to others. They can also be aromantic but don't have to be.

Kun oldin
Apple Oxide
Apple Oxide

@Faris Akhtar Maybe I should have said A-sepc...

Kun oldin
Faris Akhtar
Faris Akhtar

More like aromantics like me

4 kun oldin
Zaje
Zaje

When you find out that girl you like has no real friends. So you became her best friend.

8 kun oldin
Abrar Zahin
Abrar Zahin

I remember watching this when I was 9-13 years old and I didn't really understand this but now I truely understand

9 kun oldin
Finnegan McBride
Finnegan McBride

I hope I get friendzoned. At least then I'll have some friends.

9 kun oldin
Ton C
Ton C

The friend zone isn’t real. It’s a concept invented to shame women for rejecting men. Because the initial answer can’t be taken as final without some sort of retribution.

9 kun oldin
D Man
D Man

It’s because you’re a simp. Not cause you’re ugly. You’re definitely ugly, but you’re in the friend zone because you lack substance to your personality and any noticeable assertiveness.

9 kun oldin
Kaiukaito
Kaiukaito

His content is way a head of his time

9 kun oldin
Any Colour You Like
Any Colour You Like

first rule to get a girl to like you: Have an abundance mentality. There are 7-8 billion people on this planet and if you treat her like she's the only one, it shows how desperate you are. which makes you less attractive.

10 kun oldin
Hotpocket Moutaindew
Hotpocket Moutaindew

There's an interesting book that recently came out about the friend zone. Its called The Senate Intelligence Commity Report on Torture.

10 kun oldin
My Mixed Biscuit
My Mixed Biscuit

...

10 kun oldin
amit kumar
amit kumar

Let's see how many friends can I make in my comment section.

11 kun oldin
hugh jainus
hugh jainus

Never occurred to me that it was actually because ppl need friends lol

11 kun oldin
Nadya Mikhailova
Nadya Mikhailova

Why are some males choosy?

11 kun oldin
joe wilts
joe wilts

The grumpy lily analogically wander because basket specially inject apud a acrid cold. likeable, ratty package

11 kun oldin
joe wilts
joe wilts

The lonely dirt italy blot because existence substantially march regarding a rustic kevin. magical, tremendous cemetery

11 kun oldin
Apep
Apep

youtube is so retarded

12 kun oldin
controllerbrain
controllerbrain

Many people nowadays know the trick of asking someone for a favour in order to get something in return.

13 kun oldin
Mr Real Nobody 〤
Mr Real Nobody 〤

Thanks for spoilers

13 kun oldin
Glory o
Glory o

Here for comfort too? Yeah❤️

13 kun oldin
Dan the Banan
Dan the Banan

yup😔😔😔😔

12 kun oldin
HiDDEN_KiLLZ
HiDDEN_KiLLZ

Nice recommended youtube, on valentine's day.

13 kun oldin
gilad Peled
gilad Peled

This get recommended to me on valentines day.... fuck you youtube

13 kun oldin
TheSaltMustFlow
TheSaltMustFlow

YouTube, why are you recommending this to me on Valentine's Day?

13 kun oldin
IOS CAPS
IOS CAPS

Michael: ‘Bateman’s principle’ Me: please be Patrick Bateman

13 kun oldin
elianimegod
elianimegod

Why was this recommended before valentines day…

13 kun oldin
Bluebox05
Bluebox05

He could make a science video on any topic

13 kun oldin
Tennessee Onruang
Tennessee Onruang

Got this recommended on Valentine's Day.

14 kun oldin
PHENOM ADIT
PHENOM ADIT

Me too😂😂

14 kun oldin
GreenTimeEagle
GreenTimeEagle

So conclusion: perhaps if you're friendzoned, it might be where she needs you the most

14 kun oldin
mojo rojo
mojo rojo

watching this on valentines day hits you differently.

14 kun oldin
Haroun Ben
Haroun Ben

*Those old websites interfaces*

14 kun oldin
Spicy Monkey
Spicy Monkey

I like that YouTube recommended this to me 2 days before Valentine’s Day

15 kun oldin
Caleb Hussey
Caleb Hussey

I asked out my friend that I liked. Turned out, they're gay. They're still one of my best friends to this day. It made things easier, honestly.

15 kun oldin
Kiruo Rin
Kiruo Rin

Hello guys i just got friend zoned right and i wanna kill myself

16 kun oldin
idraote
idraote

It kind of depends on what one means by "friend". What does "let's be friends" mean? Is it a nice way to tell you "leave me alone"? Is it a way to say "let's have a coffee once in a while, but not too often"? Or is it a way to say "I'm not sexually attracted to you, but you look like an interesting person and I wish to get to know you better"?

16 kun oldin
Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt

He knows quite a bit about friendzone eh

16 kun oldin
Mr Wax
Mr Wax

When the Vsauce music intensifies i get excited

17 kun oldin
Lara E.
Lara E.

Remember guys. If you complain about the frienzone, just stop being their friend, because you clearly don't value them as a friend and only wanna smash :) If they rejected you, you will not change their mind by hanging around. So if you don't want to be just a friend. Don't be a friend at all. Leave.

17 kun oldin
Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz
Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz

Why is this in my recommendations during Valentines Day

17 kun oldin
Patschenkino
Patschenkino

Rule 1 to avoid the friend zone: have self-respect. Rule 2 for men: convey confidence and show strength. Be always the leader in the relationship! Rule 2 for women: show your femininity and caring. Rule 3: Don't try forever, but put a time limit on your attempts to establish a relationship.

17 kun oldin
Aussie Gaming
Aussie Gaming

Imagine even getting friend zoned 🥲🥲

17 kun oldin
Злой Нуб
Злой Нуб

imagine discovering Vsauce now and having so many videos to watch

18 kun oldin
Sunjog Thind
Sunjog Thind

The fact that I got this on my recommended just before Valentine's....................

18 kun oldin
new age delinquent
new age delinquent

Not me getting this recommend to me during Valentine's day week

19 kun oldin
Daniel Griffith
Daniel Griffith

why was this in my recommended ._.

19 kun oldin
Lucy von Ahlften
Lucy von Ahlften

BRING BACK PICK NICKS!

19 kun oldin
The Flyfly
The Flyfly

vsauce just explained how to get a gf. guess who _won't_ be doing that!

20 kun oldin
Deadpool
Deadpool

WHY THE FUCK IS THIS BEING RECOMMENDED TO ME AFTER BEING FRIEND ZONED?

20 kun oldin
wunder
wunder

Michael has been dropping red pills before it was cool

20 kun oldin
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton

Vsauce videos are timeless

20 kun oldin
Idk lenger
Idk lenger

I'm so unobtainable, I don't even talk to girls to show them how unavailible I am. Haven't had sex yet, will update you

20 kun oldin
David Jansen
David Jansen

Been saying it for years. No such thing as the friendzone. 60% of the girls I've dated and screwed over past two decades were initially friends. Its a huge advantage to be friends first, and than with benefits. Ease into a relationship without all the romantic nonsense and surprises. Some of my exes are now back as friends. Its called maturity.

20 kun oldin
Ozzy_the_cat Yoink master
Ozzy_the_cat Yoink master

if this was a subject in school it would be the only one i would get an A in

20 kun oldin
Paul antony
Paul antony

The burly trombone fortunately glue because grandfather clinicopathologically compare astride a elegant jump. paltry, gainful dew

20 kun oldin
Super Vortex
Super Vortex

not

20 kun oldin
FinnyGnat plays
FinnyGnat plays

My mom had 4 children. You said girls can only have 3

21 kun oldin
SAMEET PATIL
SAMEET PATIL

YouTube recommends me Friend zone, after 8 years on valentine's day Me to YouTube : I see where this is going.

21 kun oldin
Pedro Santos
Pedro Santos

It’s fucking 2:40 am wtf am I watching

21 kun oldin
Meryem Sha
Meryem Sha

Unpopular fact:friends has to be named friendzoned but that word didnt existed yet ..

21 kun oldin
Tekstar
Tekstar

How do you want me to still have hope after this lol.

21 kun oldin
Udayan Deb
Udayan Deb

The yt algorithm recommending me this feels like a subtle burn but also a “hey i gotta”

21 kun oldin
Ouji Kizuna
Ouji Kizuna

nut

22 kun oldin
Rafael Belor
Rafael Belor

loved your last sentence, it still kinda sucks though =D

22 kun oldin
Olly F
Olly F

Friend Zone science discovered by Master Bateman heh heh

22 kun oldin
Slope
Slope

why would youtube recommend this to me..

22 kun oldin
george ghazal
george ghazal

25k

22 kun oldin

Keyingisi

The Science of Awkwardness

13:56

The Science of Awkwardness

Vsauce

Ko‘rishlar soni 11 mln

Is All Fair In Love And War?

09:59

Is All Fair In Love And War?

Vsauce

Ko‘rishlar soni 6 mln

I'm Leaving YouTube

13:00

I'm Leaving YouTube

Yes Theory

Ko‘rishlar soni 1.6 mln

Best Food Art Wins $5,000 Challenge! | ZHC Crafts

11:45

Best Food Art Wins $5,000 Challenge! | ZHC Crafts

ZHC Crafts

Ko‘rishlar soni 2.7 mln

How Much Money is LOVE Worth?

05:24

How Much Money is LOVE Worth?

Vsauce

Ko‘rishlar soni 3.8 mln

Casually Explained: The Friend Zone

02:35

Casually Explained: The Friend Zone

Casually Explained

Ko‘rishlar soni 7 mln

LONELY.

04:44

LONELY.

Vsauce

Ko‘rishlar soni 6 mln

Why Do We Wear Clothes?

09:42

Why Do We Wear Clothes?

Vsauce

Ko‘rishlar soni 11 mln

Best Friend Zone

07:06

Best Friend Zone

Domics

Ko‘rishlar soni 15 mln

Why Are Bad Words Bad?

10:46

Why Are Bad Words Bad?

Vsauce

Ko‘rishlar soni 17 mln

Is The 5-Second Rule True?

10:32

Is The 5-Second Rule True?

Vsauce

Ko‘rishlar soni 14 mln

Juvenoia

23:10

Juvenoia

Vsauce

Ko‘rishlar soni 8 mln

I'm Leaving YouTube

13:00

I'm Leaving YouTube

Yes Theory

Ko‘rishlar soni 1.6 mln

Best Food Art Wins $5,000 Challenge! | ZHC Crafts

11:45

Best Food Art Wins $5,000 Challenge! | ZHC Crafts

ZHC Crafts

Ko‘rishlar soni 2.7 mln