This could be especially true if your partner is shy or uncomfortable in some social situations.If you’re comfortable with your choice by the time you introduce such a person to your friends, they may feel more relaxed, thus making a better impression from the start. Challenge your friends (nicely) You don’t want to fall out with your friends over a partner, but if they seem to disagree with your choice, you should probably find out why.
Your friends may well understand this without you having to say it, but it’s one of those things that’s always good to hear. Make your choice You shouldn’t have to choose between your friends and your partner, but sometimes you have to.
There comes a point in a relationship when you are happily part of a couple when the default option is for you and your partner to go out together and see people together as a couple.
If you think any negative thing they say about your new beloved is likely to throw you into fits of rage, then it’s better to just ignore the situation until you can handle a serious conversation on the matter without writing off your friends completely. Make time for your friends Sometimes, the reason friends don’t respond favourably to your new choice of partner is that they are afraid they will lose you.
I’ve seen it happen plenty of times with platonic friends of the opposite sex, for example, who fear their friend won’t seek out their company once happily attached.
Your priorities change and you simply won’t have the same time to give to people outside your relationship.
Real friends ought to understand, but it doesn’t always work this way.
A while back, I remember reading some survey about the most common ways of meeting singles.
If I recall correctly, the winner was still the place of work and the extended social circle was also well represented, although online dating was somewhere near the top too.
It could be their own issues such as jealousy, misunderstandings or snobbery or it could be a perfectly valid reasons, like being able to see a bad dating pattern or a hidden danger.