Dear Aunty Em
‘Trust is an important thing for my girlfriend and I, and we both have friends of the opposite sex. I’m perfectly cool for her to hang out with her guy friends (even on a one on one setting). However, I’ve noticed a few of my female friends have been telling me they no longer want to hang out with me because they feel it’s wrong. Why is this happening?
– Dude Pariah
Dear Dude Pariah,
As you may have noticed, girls are crazy. They generally follow a strict code of ‘Thou shall not hang out with another girl’s boyfriend’ because it’s just easier that way. They don’t want to give you the wrong impression but they also don’t want to end up having feelings for an unavailable guy either. Hence, the Jewish-style segregation. They will happily hang out with you if your girlfriend is there because that’s nice and straight forward. The girls can talk about girl stuff and you can just lurk on the periphery carrying their handbags or something.
The other problem here is that the girls are probably worried that your girlfriend will get the wrong idea, even if everyone’s motivations and intentions are strictly above board. I reiterate – girls are crazy and no one knows this better than a girl. We don’t want to attract the misplaced ire of another woman by hanging out, unsupervised, with their man.
It’s immature, it’s silly and it’s sad but there’s a belief that hos come before bros; women will put the interests of other women before their friendships with guys simply because they have probably experienced the devastating fall-out from a female friend’s jealous rage. No dude is worth that much trouble and that’s why your chick friends are avoiding one-on-one time with you. Either that or you smell.