Raw Concepts: The Jumpzone


Jumpzone is a phrase I’ve coined, but that I think needs to enter widespread usage. In fact, if someone can create an urbandictionary entry for it for me I’d be grateful.

A jumpoff is a girl used strictly for sexual validation and no other type of connection. The jumpoff is the female equivalent of the friendzoned male. When a man offers deep emotional connection with the goal of graduating to a sexual connection,  but instead ends up getting stuck in that deep emotional connection role, he is said to be in the friendzone. Similarly, when a woman offers a sexual connection with the goal of graduating  to a deep emotional connection, but instead ends up getting stuck in that sexual connection role, she is said to be in the jumpzone.

It relates to the old adage, “Men give love to get sex, while women give sex to get love.”

Although friendzoning typically happens to men, and jumpzoning typically happens to women, this isn’t always the case. For example fat girls or ugly girls who are funny or have good personalities may often find themselves getting friendzones. Also, men who are deemed highly attractive sexually but bad as relationship potential often find themselves getting jumpzoned. I had a friend once who was a personal trainer and actor with a “bad boy” vibe. He often complained that a lot of high-end female customers like doctors and lawyers and other alpha female types would love to take him home as a boy toy and he had them wrapped around his finger sexually, but they would never take him seriously as relationship material. For the most part he was fine with this, but occasionally he would have a partner he wanted more than just sex from and wanted a deeper emotional connection with, and he couldn’t get it because they had a certain type of safe “nice guy” with a traditional career track they preferred for serious relationships. So occasionally, he would end up getting jumpzoned (yes, this term can also be used as a verb).