Can You Trust Your Friend Around Your Boyfriend?
10 signs your “friend” is not following friend/boyfriend etiquette.
Your girlfriends are supposed to be by your side and help you through your boyfriend highs and lows and give you advice. Unfortunately, not all girls play for team pink. When it comes time to meet your man, your friends need to be on their best behavior and know that their relationship with him is based on their relationship with you. Of course you want your boyfriend and your pals to get along, but getting too close for comfort is a big no-no. We talked to real women about what their friends did that showed they were breaking girl code. Here’s 10 signs your pal is not practicing proper friend/boyfriend etiquette.
1. Exchanging personal information the first time they meet: The first time you introduce your girlfriends to your boyfriend, there is no reason your friends need your boyfriend’s number or email address. If there is a mutual interest or business opportunity between your friend and your boyfriend, a good friend will go through you. “My best friend Jackie is a real estate agent and when I introduced her to my boyfriend, who was looking for an apartment, she suggested that if he wanted her to show him some properties, I could call her to make arrangements. It really showed her class and loyalty that she did not give him her business card and went through me to make arrangements and respected the boundaries. She also sent another agent to show him around, so business and personal was not mixed. She is a class act!” Alyssa from Costa Mesa tells us.
2. Contacting him excessively through other social media: If you have introduced your friend to your boyfriend and you all have become friends, perhaps they will add each other on Facebook. If however, she begins sending him messages or writing on his wall often, it definitely breaks girlfriend code. “I introduced my friend to my boyfriend and the next few days she was sending him all these stupid tweets like: ‘Where you at?’ and ‘Fun meeting you!’ It was just so weird, pointless, and disloyal. I dropped her,” Sasha from Los Angeles shares.
3. Showing your boyfriend photos of her in a bathing suit: There is no reason your friend needs to show your boyfriend photos of herself in a bikini. Scantily clad pictures are private and suggestive and your friend should know that and not show your man. “My boyfriend was asking my friend about her new phone and right in front of me she starts showing him all the sexy photos she took on it! It wasn’t an accident. After one bikini shot popped up, she kept going through photos. Luckily my boyfriend said, ‘Uh, thanks,’ and walked away with me. It showed me he was a good one and she – not so much!” Krystal from Dallas shares.
4. Talking about sex: Talking about all the different positions she tried last night are for you and your friend to discuss, in private – not with your love interest present.