triangle relationship

amby

Banned
chinese
What is a natural way to say the following relationship?

A likes B but B likes C.

Can I say as follows? I am in a triangle relationship.
 
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    Senior Member
    American English
    If John likes Sue but Sue likes Bob, that sounds more linear than triangular. A love triangle is where two people are in love with a third person, i.e. John and Bob both love Sue.

    So I would say that you can't say anything that has the shape of a triangle.
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Note the following lines from a popular faux-folk song The Shape of Things, performed by the Kingston Trio (US) in the late 1950s:

    Triangular is the piece of pie I eat to ease my sorrow
    Triangular is the hatchet blade I plan to hide tomorrow
    Triangular the relationship which now has ceased to be​


     
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