Is the number of friends someone has something to brag about? Especially for a 25-year-old adult male? Well, you’re not imagining things. We have a story about just such an incident for you today.

Recently, an internet user asked, Am I a jerk for “making fun” of my girlfriend’s lack of friends?


Portrait of two lovely gorgeous attractive cheerful positive ecstatic stunned people rejoicing among flying decorative elements having fun applauding wow isolated on bright vivid shine red background
Image Credits: Deposit Photos.

OP (25M) loves his girlfriend (24F). She is chill, funny, and kind. Recently they got into a heated discussion because of something he pointed out. 

What Does OP Say

Thoughtful young woman scratching her head
Image Credits: Vladimir Gjorgiev, Shutterstock

OP says, “When I first met her, I realized she wasn’t very social. She likes to spend nights alone (I understand because she does work a lot) , and isn’t very outgoing. She’s not anti-social though, just a bit reserved.”

Who’s Got The Bigger Gang?

Casual bored brunette girl in red top with hands crossed tiredly posing on camera over yellow background. Not interested expression
Image Credits: Deposit Photos.

OP’s girlfriend doesn’t have a big friend group. Himself on the other hand, he has about 25 friends. Ten very close friends. She only has two girlfriends, and the three of them only hang out every other week.

What Does OP Say

young latin pretty woman feeling puzzled and confused, unsure about the correct answer or decision, trying to make a choice against flat wall
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

OP says, “Maybe it’s because I came from a small town where everybody knows each other and comes from a more populated area. I thought it was a red flag, though, since I’ve had the same friends since early childhood.” 

What Happened Before Her Birthday Last Week?

Unhappy married couple sitting on the sofa after having a quarrel
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

For his girlfriend’s birthday last week, OP tried to put together a party and asked her who she wanted to invite, and she only said those two friends. For his party, he was planning on having 25+ people.

What Did OP Say?

Husband and wife at home angry about bills
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

OP said, “That’s it?” And mentioned casually when they talked about growing up in his town that a girl who went to high school with us got made fun of for only having 1-2 friends. She told him, “So it’s a problem I only have two friends? People haven’t counted friends since high school.” 

What Does OP Say

Close up of young frustrated caucasian woman with angry and stressed face. Looking mad and crazy shouting, making hands gestures and pointing at the camera. Copy space. Facial expressions concept.
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

In OP’s defense, he says, “I wasn’t counting friends. I was saying. Before I met her, I frequently hung out with my friends. They go out for dinner or have sleepovers every other week. MAYBE once a week.” 

What does OP Say

Exhausted bearded young man sitting on bed at home, touching his nasal bridge, suffering from headache in the morning, wearing pajamas, copy space. Migraine, pain in head concept
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

OP also says he didn’t mean to make her feel bad and just made an observation.  Is he a jerk? What do you think?


angry man suing
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“I find it incredibly sad that you’re 25 sitting around talking about how many friends you have or how someone in high school got bullied for not having a ton of friends.

You’re 25. it’s time to move on.” Said one. 

Dude, You’re Straight Up Being Judgemental 

Image Credits: Deposit Photos.

“When you’re “just making an observation” that draws a parallel between your gf, and someone everyone thought was weird, you’re implying she’s weird. The entire tone of your post implies that she’s weird. Stop judging your GF’s social life. 

Oh and by the way: once people start getting married and having kids, the chances of you keeping close with all of your current friends is almost zero. Eventually, most of us end up with just a couple of good friends if we’re lucky. So enjoy yours while you have them and stop acting superior to your gf. She’s happy. That should be enough for you.”

Quality Over Quantity Is An Unsaid Rule

Image Credits: pathdoc, Shutterstock

“Adult friendships are quality over quantity. She’s right; people SHOULD stop counting friends in high school.” Said one. 

“Honestly, if he thinks his “25 friends and 10 close friends” are all actually friends…he’s wrong. Adult friendships are so very different than high school and early 20s lol he is in for a rough awakening,” Another added. 

External Validation Is A Red Flag 

Image Credits: ViDI Studio, Shutterstock

“If you need to be in a group this big, you need a lot of external validation. That would be a red flag to me.” Said one. 

This is it, right here!! It’s just like the need for social media, all about validation. Especially with your obsession with the number of friends that people have.” 

More From Mrs Daaku Studio

Image Credits: Deposit Photos

He Took Care of His Daughter For Two Weeks While Wife Was Away. Says, “For all the work that I did, the one tiny mistake I made, and she slammed for after 2 weeks.” Is He Right? 

Read more to know what happened.

He REFUSED To Let The Passenger In Front of Him To Recline Her Seat on a Flight. She Calls Him A Jerk. Is This Justified?

Tired blonde casual caucasian lady napping on uncomfortable seat while traveling by airplane. Commercial transportation by planes.
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

He refused to let the passenger in front of him recline the seat. She gets irritated, but we think she is the one who is wrong. You decide. Read here. 

She REFUSED To Pay Her Friend $7000 For Her Share of Trip To Italy. We Think She Did Right.

Image Credits: Deposit Photos.

She REFUSED To Pay Her Friend $7000 For Her Share of Trip To Italy. We Think She Did Right. Read here

He Inherited His Brother’s Insurance & 401K. Refused To Share It With Brother’s Widow and Kids. Thinks He Is Right

Portrait of an annoyed woman
Image Credit; Deposit Photos

He Inherited His Brother’s Insurance & 401K. Refused To Share It With Brother’s Widow and Kids. Thinks He Is Right. 

Read more.

He Took His friend’s Wallet By Mistake, and REFUSED To Return It When Asked. Thinks His Friend Is A Jerk, Not Him. Did He Go Too Far?

portrait of handsome young asian man dobting
Image Credit; Deposit Photos

He Took His Friends Wallet By Mistake, and REFUSED To Return It When Asked. Thinks His Friend Is A Jerk, Not Him. Did He Go Too Far?  Read here.

This article originally appeared on Mrs. Daaku Studio.

Similar Posts