I strongly disagree.
Just because you're nice & "friendly" to a girl does not mean that you're automatically going to turn into this guy that she'll never find attractive or fark.
Why doesn't every guy just become a self centered cocky jerk if that's what girls want??! It's because it's not what they want. You can try that, while I charm her pants off literally.
Some of the best relationships start as just friends. Why does this happen? Because the friend zone is a load of shit guys use as an excuse as to why there "nice guy" moves didn't work out with her being there girlfriend or her sleeping with then.
She's either attracted to you, or she isn't. If she isn't, she uses the "friend" card as an excuse not to hurt your feelings because she cares enough to do that. She can still become attracted to you over time. It happens all the time.
Millions of guys are stuck in the friend zone because they're not attractive dudes. They're boring, awkward, zero fun, passive aggressive, etc. AKA, she doesn't like them due to having no chemistry, etc.
I actually wrote an entire thread on how to escape the "friend zone" that you should probably look at.
I could write a detailed response to the second part you responded with but I'm on my phone and frankly I don't care enough to type it out. I just wanted to let you know that you're wrong, & I'm right, so let the pissing contest begin.
I'll be stuck in the "friend zone" while you do your routine "game" thing. The only difference is, I'll be the one hooking up with the girl while you're scratching your head as to why your shit game didn't work out just to post on this anonymous forum later where you'll find these other chumps are also scratching there heads giving you shit for advice.