For many guys out there, they aren’t quite sure what to make of a lady who brings a friend along on a date. Most of the time, when a guy decides to ask a lady out on a date, it’s probably taken him a lot of guts after eyeing you for a while. So when a lady says yes to the date, the guy is over the moon that she’s agreed.
But when the day of the date finally comes, out of the blues, she makes an odd request. She asks if she can bring a friend. Yikes. Or even worse she doesn’t even ask. She just shows up with a friend or two at your planned date.
Well, I’ll try to explain from the point of the lady.
There are many reasons that can make a woman feel compelled to bring a friend on a date. And, I will discuss each in detail so stick around and learn a few things:
She’s not yet comfortable enough to be alone with you
This is the number one reason why most girls will bring a friend on a date. It’s probably because they are shy and don’t know how to act around you alone. In this case, they will tag a friend long for support to make the date less awkward.
In other cases, if the date is the first date and you are meeting her for the first time, it makes sense for her to bring a friend along for security. There are too many creeps out there for her to give you the benefit of doubt.
She wants to set the precedent of it being a friendly hangout
If you ask a lady out and she doesn’t want to be rude and turn you down, she might just surprise you by showing up with company. And the easiest way to tell you that she isn’t interested in you romantically is by bringing a plus one. This stings but it’s true.
In another, not so great scenario, the girl you asked out for a date might just want some free drinks and food for herself and her friend.
She wants a second opinion of you
Sometimes, when you’ve gone out on several dates with a girl, she might bring a friend on one of the dates. Why? Probably to get another person’s idea of what kind of person you are.
Believe it or not, it is completely normal for women to bring a friend along on their first or any date. So, don’t freak out when the woman you’ve been eyeing for a long time shows up with extra company.
To be on the safe side, when you ask her out and she agrees, you can ask her if she’s planning on bringing a friend along. If she says yes, then you can share your sentiments on the situation.