Theres a clearcut difference between a "Date" and a "Girlfriend"
You can explore and date many people, but a girlfriend is a "commitment".
If you agree you like each other, but are not dating and are not boyfriend&girlfriend/engaged/married then you are both friends.
Also if its a 1-sided thing then the person in the friend zone is often known as an "orbiter" refering to a satellite revolving around a larger force.
If you like each other more than friends should, then i suggest changing you status to date or girlfriend. Otherwise, your still just friends. Awkward friends.