In order to unfriendzone him, you should let him know how you feel about him.
Yes, you should be upfront and honest about your intentions.
Where people fail is when they play games after they realize that they want to unfriendzone someone.
Instead of just letting that person know how they feel about them, they start flirting or using different methods to gauge that person’s interest.
This is disingenuous.
It may feel a bit much to simply come right out and let this person that you friendzoned know that your feelings for them has changed, but it is the best and most effective method.
This person simply doesn’t know what you are thinking.
They have accepted their role as friend and have simply allowed things to play out that way.
If you want the rules to change, you will need to change their frame of mind and draw them out of the mindset that they are just your friend.
You have to put in this kind of effort.
You can’t rely on throwing signals his way.
This is the cowardly way to unfriendzone him. He may misread your signals and be so confused.
You can’t expect him to simply be able to tell that now you give him compliments, it means you like him romantically.
He can look at that as you simply being kind to him or you having a really nice day and feeling complimentary.
You can’t expect him to know that you like him more than a friend because you touch him more.
Again, he can simply take that as you being more affectionate because of your friendship with him.
Be honest and direct.
If you want to unfriendzone him, you will have to just tell him the truth about how you feel about him.
If you feel like you are simply too worried or scared to do this, then you don’t truly like him the way you think you do.
Love is risk.
We open ourselves up to hurt because it is worth it.
If you can’t be honest with him about your romantic feelings for him, you are essentially saying that he isn’t worth it.
If he gets this notion from you, he may not even be willing to accept the fact that you have romantic feelings towards him if you ever decide to come right out with it and let him know.
This could possibly kill any avenue to romance with him.