I was ok when he started to mention them, because they were a part of his past, however it bothered me when he continued to compare me to them, although he was trying to compliment me by doing so. And is it normal for guys to keep photos of their exes if they don't have feelings for them anymore? I don't keep any pictures of my exes, or mention them to him at all if possible.
Most Helpful Guy
It's not normal. He's got baggage.
Let him know how you feel. If he keeps it up, dump him. Some people get hung up, and sometimes those people try to use other people to get over their exes. Sometimes a person who does that says things to convince they're new love, and possibly themselves more than a little, that they're over their ex when they really aren't.
Also, he could be trying to reassure you because he thought he sensed some insecurity in you. Last, he might just be terrible at compliments. Maybe he can't figure out how to tell you you're awesome without contrasting you with his not-so-awesome exes.
Have the talk. I'm sure you can work through it together.
Most Helpful Girl
That's not normal. And I'd probably speak to him about boundaries as he's seemed to blurred the lines