What do you do if all your friends hate your boyfriend?
Elope and have 12 kids with him!
I hope you are still on our blog and not on priceline.com. (Though they do have some great deals!)
Anyway, you have to ask yourself why they hate him. Actually don’t ask yourself, ask them. If their dislike for him is completely unfounded, close-minded or irrational, then there’s not much you can do except tell your friends to cry about it.
And offer them a soft tissue. And hold them while they cry soft tears. I mean, you are friends.
For example if they say things like,
Well he just doesn’t fit in!
I liked your last boyfriend better!
I just see you with someone more popular. And athletic!
Then those aren’t great reasons. Their hatred towards him may be more about them and their hangups. Or they may want you to date someone with cuter friends, or some fictional person they think is perfect for you.
However, if they do have good reasons, you should listen. If they say things like,
He’s rude and doesn’t treat you well!
He grabbed my [CENSORED] at that party last night!
I think he has a bright future ahead of him! IN WIFEBEATING.
Um hello, he makes you cry AND he smells weird!
Then, they might have a point. Our friends are supposed to look out for us. Sometimes they mean well and should be ignored. And sometimes they mean well and should be listened to.
I remember when one of my friends was fed up with her boyfriend, she asked me,
What do you think of Ryan*?
And I said,
I think he’s a DOUCHEBAG.
*Names changed to protect the douchebags.
And I was happy to list all the reasons why. They were reasons she was already aware of. She wasn’t like,
OH MY GOD! He’s rude and mooches off of me???? (As she checks her empty wallet)
And you’ll know. You’re not stupid. Listen for good reasons. And if you don’t hear any, then have some tissues ready. Soft ones! You’re friends, remember?
Because though your friends don’t have to date him, they do have to deal with him.
Help! My Best Friend is Dating a Douche! http://stopbeingaloser.org/2011/01/04/my-best-friend-is-dating-a-douche-help/
Romeo Wasn’t a Jerk to Juliet http://stopbeingaloser.org/2010/10/04/romeoandjuliet/