There are men who blatantly and openly check up on their partners. Now I have been accustomed to this for some time, as all my exes and present boyfriend have done it. Relationships are based on trust, but when one partner suspects the other is cheating, it seems many of us are quick to start snooping and spying.
Why do men think its okay for them to have female friends? I am guessing they are thinking if it doesn't work out with a woman, they will have a female friend to fall back on. I am not saying it is right, just saying.
Why we can't have male friends? I am guessing the guy doesn't trust himself alone with a woman and assumes that you will be sleeping with your male friends. If there are all these trust issues, that should be a red flag.
My question is, what makes a great relationship? I think a great relationship is made up of communication, trust, sex, same thoughts (less arguing), and same interests (e.g.: bowling, playing cards, darts, golf, camping).
I trust people no matter if they are friends or lovers. I always trust, but when it comes to me having male friends and having a giggle, the partner gets a bit miffed. It is okay for a man to have female friends, but not vice versa. Why is this?
I have my flawless logic to add to this. I have been trying to figure this one out for years. It seems like everyone I have dated has the double standard that its okay for them to talk to women friends that they knew before they met me, or that are ex's, but as soon as I mention the fact I still talk to old guy friends or ex's, they go ballistic. I just don't get it. They expect me to sever ties with my guy friends, yet if I expect them to do the same, they refuse and make it a "you won't control me issue".