However, her mentioning other guys to me, is what I perceive as an act to make me jealous or 'push' me towards asking for exclusivity with her.I will not date a woman who hangs out with or talks to other guys on the side (friends-wise). The I-get-increasingly-less-romantic-with-each-date guy. Many men break out all the stops early on in the dating process, but by the fifth of sixth date, the laziness starts to creep in. Often times when this line is pulled, its code for "I'm looking for a marriage and kids, just not with you." Steer clear. But men who are constantly suggesting that they want to just stay in and watch a movie early on in the dating game are likely the lazy type, or only out for sex. i'm kind of in the beginning of seeing a girl whose friends are almost exclusively male.
Normally, I would be very receptive to an exclusive relationship under these circumstances.
The key concepts to remember here are acceptance, self-confidence and trust.
If you care about her, you won't try to change her and you won't feel the need to dictate her friendships.
she has often been quick to point out that she's not attracted to the guys she mentions or that she'd never date them etc, so i think i'm getting that message.
i'm not really 100% sure what answer i'm trying to get, but i think i'm just trying to get the feel of the boyfriend's value / status / place with or to a girl whose friends are mostly male, if that makes sense.