|No is an appropriate and acceptable response.
I'd like to talk about how much I hate the Friend Zone. Let me start with what I consider to be the Friend Zone. Not every guy I know is in the Friend Zone. In many of them are friends, simply friends. That does not put you in the Friend Zone. For the me the Friend Zone is reserved for people who don't actually want to be my friend, but approach me as a friend into order to get closer to me so they can try to sleep with me. This means that you, sir, are lying to me to try to sleep me. I hope there is special ring of hell for these people.