Sophisticated Love Rule #11: His Friends
"A friend drops their plans when you're in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you're in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice- but when you don't follow it, they still respect and love you" Unknown

One of the most important rules in dating and relationships revolve around friends. For a sophisticate, her friends are a part of who she is as a person. The same goes for the man she dates. Friends have inside jokes and a history. 

Meeting his friends can be scary and intimidating because of the pressure and significance. If his friends don't like you or your friends don't like him, more than likely the relationship will end. (Sophisticated Love Rule #5: Deal BreakersA relationship may end because of the lack of chemistry between mutual friends because his friends are part of who his is like the friends of a sophisticate is part of her.

Conflicts with friends and the people another person is dating can cause conflicts and issues within the relationship. Unless they were mutual friends before going on double dates or spending time having fun should be limited. Also, be careful when a man does not want you to hang out with your friends     before he meets them. If he meets your friends and there are personality differences he doesn't have to spend time with them. He has no right to tell you not to hang out with them. Whether a sophisticate wants to hang out wither her friends is her decision and her decision only. (Sophisticated Dating Stage #5: Pink Flags)

When the man a sophisticate dates wants you to meet his good friends it is an honor and should be taken as a positive sign that the relationship is going well. When a sophisticate meets his friends, like sophistication and sophistication in love, the most important rule is to be yourself. If his friends senses a sophisticate is fake (in which case she is not being sophisticated), then there are issues. 

Friends want the best for their good friends. They want to make sure their friend is taken care of when they aren't around. Good friends don't want a fake, pretentious, or cold person dating someone who they love. Good friends want someone who is going to love them as much as they do, if not more. 

There are times when a sophisticate dates someone who makes her realize she has aren't reflective of who she is as a person. There are times when a sophisticate realizes that the man she is dating is a better friend (Sophisticated  Love Rule #3: Best Friends). 

How does a sophisticate know when she is in love? When the person a Sophisticate is dating becomes  or is a better friend then the friends that she had before she met him. When a sophisticate would rather be with the person she is dating rather than her friends. 

The friends of a sophisticate and the man she is dating are important when it comes to the balance of a relationship. When a sophisticate and the man she is dating can't have mutual friends then it is a sign that they may not be right for each other. 

Sophisticated Love  Rule #11: His Friends - For a sophisticate in a relationship, it  is important for a man to have and keep time for his friends. In the end, his friends should be her friends but it is a sophisticate who is his best friend. ;D