So you’ve been going out with this guy for a while, but there’s no sign of his friends – what’s going on? Don’t be alarmed just yet, here are some perfectly reasonable explanations.
1. He’s embarrassed by them.
They’re not the most mature bunch…
2. He acts differently around them.
He might think you’re not going to like the way he is when he’s with them. Maybe they bring out the binge-drinking idiot in him, or the giant nerd, or the guy who can only speak in South Park references.
3. They’re dicks.
4. He’s not that close with them.
Some people don’t really surround themselves with close friends, just drinking buddies or casual acquaintances. He might just not have anyone that he feels is important enough to meet you and vice versa.
5. They’re party animals.
Maybe his friends are so YOLO-CHUG-THIS-BEER-BONG-HOW-MUCH-WEED-CAN-YOU-FILL-YOUR-LUNGS-WITH-AT-ONCE intense that he’s afraid of bringing you around and scaring you off forever.
6. They don’t live nearby.
Some people stay great friends with their high school buddies, and after everyone goes to school and gets jobs and shuffles around the world, meeting up with them for an introduction might not be that feasible. Don’t freak out if he hasn’t arranged for a visit by three months. You’ll meet them eventually.
7. He thinks you don’t want to meet them.
He might just assume you have no interest in meeting his friends. It never hurts to tell him, “He sounds fun. When can we all hang out?” Communication!
8. He doesn’t think you’re that serious.
Meeting his friends is like meeting his parents: he’s declaring that he plans on you being in his life for a while. If you guys are still in the casual dating phase, or he thinks you are, he’s probably not going to bring you around just yet.
9. He hasn’t met your friends, either. Even though they’re so nice.
via our content partner CT