Alright, what do you guys think? I'm dating an AWESOME guy (eric). But I have really good guy friends that i've known for years and like they know i'm dating him, they ask about him and stuff but they ask me out to lunch or coffee just to catch up.
I ask eric and he's always like "why are you asking, I don't mind, just let me know, but you don't have to ask my permission"
In my mind, its respectful to ask for permission... But he always says that. What do you guys think? would you rather your girlfriend say "is it alright if I go out to lunch with _____ (another guy, you don't know)?" or "I'm going out to lunch _____."
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I don't think in this case, it is necessary to ask, although I'm sure there would be some circumstances where that would be the appropriate route to take. These are guys you've known for years, they know about your BF, your BF knows about them, they've probably all met, and these friends respect your relationship, right? You're A OK then. Now, if this was something that DID make your BF uncomfortable, then it would be respectful and caring of you to consider his feelings when going about these things. If that were the case I would say invite the BF with when you do things with the guys. My guy doesn't show me his super sensitive jealous side (although I know it exists, even if it is small), so whenever I make plans with my guy friend, I invite my boyfriend. He usually declines, but at least he has the comfort of knowing that I invited him, had I been up to something shady, I certainly would not have invited him. Sounds like you have a trusting boyfriend and that's great.0