It’s always a little weird to have a private conversation with your boy’s girlfriend, especially if she starts talking smack about him…or worse, hitting on you. And what could be more private than text messages on a password-protected phone?
To successfully keep things calm, take a lesson from Gracie jiujitsu: The more she attacks, the more you retreat. Here’s how to navigate a few different text conversations that could easily get you in trouble.
For more on your boy’s girlfriend, watch “Guy Code” tonight at 11p/10c on MTV2
1. The Bored Girlfriend
She’s always inviting you out, and never wants to invite her boyfriend along. It makes you uncomfortable ’cause you don’t want to hang out with her without him.
2. The Flirty Girlfriend
She’s basically committing sexual harassment against you. And that’s fine, as long as you don’t reciprocate the flirting–or else, if your buddy sees it, he’ll freak out.
3. The Trash Talker
If you’re a good friend, you talk smack to his face. If she’s a good girlfriend, she’ll do the same. If she’s trashing him to you, she just wants to gang up on him. If you agree, or even laugh once, she’s gonna use that in their next fight. And he’ll never trust you again.