#8 Your friends speak ill of you. Do your friends treat you disrespectfully when you’re with your date? Your friends should help you impress your date and win a lover over, not make you look bad. If your friends put you down in front of your lover, they’re probably jealous or annoyed.
#9 They always show the worst side. Do your friends offer bad advice or tell you to break up with your partner over the smallest of reasons? If your friends always make you see the worst in your partner, they may not be such good friends, after all. If they have good reasons, perhaps they’re only trying to help you. But almost always, friends whose only advice starts with “break up…” are up to no good.
#10 Your friends know your amorous secrets. If you’ve been good friends for a while, your friends would definitely know your dirty secrets. They may even know about that hottie who flirted with you a few nights ago.
Do your friends pull your leg or threaten to reveal all your dirty secrets in front of your new lover when all of you go out together? Even if it’s just a joke and they don’t say anything out loud to your new lover, these kinds of conversations will always rouse doubts in your new lover and may even strain your new relationship beyond repair.
#11 Friends who flirt with you. This is something you’ll have to deal with immediately. Do any of your friends of the opposite sex like you or try to flirt with you in front of your new date? It doesn’t matter if your flirty friend hits on you on facebook or on the streets, it’s still going to make your new lover feel awkward and insecure.
#12 Friends of the opposite sex. Do you have a best friend of the opposite sex? If you do, you’re already starting off on the insecure foot. Not many people feel comfortable dating someone who has a best friend of the opposite sex. And if your best friend is touchy feely, you’re going to have a harder time convincing your new lover that you and your best friend are just good friends.