So, I've been dating my boyfriend since August or September, and the past few times I've been with him, he's shown me some random pics on his phone. The thing is, when he scrolls through it, there are some pictures of girls that are clearly not me. Now, before you ask, they're regular selfies of girls, possibly that he knows from Facebook. Not porn/hentai, otherwise, I wouldn't even be asking this. Is this normal? Do guys collect random pics of girls, even if theyre dating? It just seems really unusual and a little bit of a red flag to me. He doesn't even really text people, because we both use FB regularly, so it's not like he's saving them for contact pictures. And it's quite a lot of girls sprinkled in between his other pictures.
I trust my Boyfriend, but this just seems kinda odd. I don't know if I should bring it up becuase if I do, it'll make me seem jealous. Like, I dont think he'd go out and cheat on me, but it's just... why does he need all these pictures of girls?
Most Helpful Guy
Narcissism seems to be the standard of the age. People take all kinds of pictures of themselves posing and plaster them all over the internet hoping that someone will give them recognition and like their picture. People take pics of girls and post them to present an image that they have girls all around them. People flirt with and tell jokes to girls that don't plan to date on dating apps like OKCupid just so they can be like yeah I'm good if she laughs I'm a stud... It's awful how twist people have become in the past decade... It does seem to be normal though. I mean it's everywhere, it is the future, it can be expected, but I can't say I like it...0
Most Helpful Girl
He might have photos of his friends (on FB and therefoew synced to his smartphone), but excessive photos beyond the booby profile photo the girl may have posted on FB (which automatically syncs to his phone) is not normal if he is exclusive with you.
Guys may RECEIVE pleanty of photos from other women, but they only hang on to the ones they want to look at a few more times... (AHEM).
You should see his reaction to seeing guy photos on your phone -- and if he gets upset just say "oh, I thought you were cool with that sort of thing since you have so many stray pics on your phone. I can delete them if it bothers you."0