#3 Re-invent and improve yourself. As mentioned, one possible reason that you are in the friend zone is because you keep sticking to old habits and practices. Telling yourself that “this is the real me” is not suitable as an excuse. And you are not being asked to change yourself anyway.
The trick here is to upgrade to an improved version of yourself that increases your chances in becoming boyfriend material.
#4 Change your attitude towards relationships. Get your head around the romance and fairy tales that tend to orbit around relationships. No, it won’t have the romantic flick ending if you just sit around and wait. Knowing how to escape the friend zone requires a lot of work. Also, you need to avoid putting her on a pedestal. Know when to move on when the situation needs it.