When I was younger I didn't care what anyone else thought about whom I was dating, however I have since learned that friends and family often see things more clearly than the person who is "in love". I think it foolish NOT to carefully consider the input of friends in such an important decision.
It does matter what they think, but it will be of little to no consequence on my choice. Friends (the real close kind) are like lovers but without the sexual aspect, so there's not going to be a big difference in mentality between those friends and the person who I go with...
When you're looking through those rose-colored, heart shaped glasses, things get blurry. It's good if your friends are honest with you about why they don't like your date.
well im not sure i have seen many women have conversations about a guy and they like ooohh hes lovely and hes ended up been a 'wrongun'. i dont think you should totally dismiss someones opinion but people say someone is nice or not nice without even knowing the person
Absolutely not. Half of my friends don't even know when I begin or end a relationship.
In a small measure for me... In the measure each one of us lets the people around us to influence us
There must be a reason as to why your friends were blessed to have opinions about your date. Might less well listen and then decide for yourself what to do next. It's just an opinion after all. Let it influence you or not, it's your decision in the end, honey.
6yrs ago i would have said no... atm i say yes.
If you have to ask that question, you are not ready to date. Hang out in groups and become a mature individual first.
i don't date ...but only people it matters to is my kids
Yes unless Im totally besotted then if they have a problem I ignore it because Im blinded by chemicals.
ok the correct answer would be no it doesn't matter but reality has no absolutes and it is always in your best interest to chose a partner that your friends approve as they'll be the pillars of strength when the relationship is rocky... probably that is why arranged marriages go so much further than the other form of marriage( you know the one you get to chose a partner for yourself).<br />
i mean isn't arranged marriage the ultimate partner choice by other people?
Sometimes your friends might have some valid advice, but its basically up to you. I'd sift it around for a while before making a decision.
It matters! most of the time it's their ex's.
yes, friends see the bad side of the person we dated. They saw what we can't see.<br />
But it's up to us to believe in them and what we should follow. They can't decide for us, we have our own thinking and decisions on life.
No, if it someone that I truly like spending time with then I don't care what my friends think. However, when one of my friends voices a concern about someone I'm spending time with I try to listen to them and try to see their side of the story because a lot of times I can be blinded by love or lust or whatever and I won't see things that I don't want to.
Its my date & why should i allow someone else opinion?
I would say no because they are not the ones going to be in the relationship but its best if they do get along with the person because its nice to have them get along in social gatherings and if the relationship doesn't work out, who better to fall on than your friends.
It depends on the situation. If your friends know already the personality of a guy. I think they have the right to express their opinion to help you to decide. If they don't know the guy. They should respect your decision.