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We all have that one special friend we would do anything for, however one man has asked the internet whether his girlfriend is right to be “p*ssed” after he took his lifelong pal on an expensive outing.
The anonymous poster took to Reddit after his girlfriend strongly opposed his pricey excursion with his BFF.
Both the man and his female friend grew up in foster care and stayed in contact once they became adults.
“The bond I have with her is like nothing I have ever had,” he wrote. “But there is no romance here, no matter how many people in our lives have pushed it. That said, we both bought condos in the same building.”
His friend is “happily married” and he is “good friends” with her husband. Because her husband is allergic to shellfish, she refuses to eat it when she's around him. Luckily, the husband asks the anonymous man to take his wife out for crabs and other seafood while he’s away.
The man wrote: “He is out of town this next week and I got us reservations at a really nice seafood restaurant. There is also a musical in town I know she wants to see so I got tickets and I got us a hotel room (with 2 beds) at a nice hotel. We will check out some museums and do a wine tasting the following day.”
The entire weekend will cost him $1500 (£1,084). He said he is in a place in his life where he can afford to treat his “cheerleader” who has always believed in him.
However, his girlfriend of six months is not pleased. “She says I must want something with her to throw this kind of money at her but I just really like treating her.”
The man defended himself by claiming he sees his friend like a sister, and if they were blood related his girlfriend would not have a problem with their date. “I do understand that getting a hotel room with a woman looks suspicious, but she in my eyes is a sister and the only family I have. Her husband knows and encourages it. We all interact regularly and he gets our relationship.
He added: “I haven't even been dating this woman a year, my best friend and I have known each other for over 20 years. I don't think it is reasonable for her to expect big, expensive dates at this point. She is mad that I am spending so much on taking another woman on an extravagant weekend and not her.”
Reddit users were split, while some commenters came to the man’s defence, others thought the date was inappropriate.
“Quick tip. Start calling her your sister, future issues will be resolved automatically,” said one person whose comment received more than 3,000 likes.
Similarly, a second user wrote: “OP (original poster) should just refer to her as an adoptive sister because that is the truth. They chose each other as family decades ago.”
On the other hand, a third Reddit account said: “I totally disagree! She is not his sister and they are not related. They grew up together and plenty of people in this circumstance could end up dating. She is a totally viable dating option. Pretending otherwise is being manipulative and will rightly create distrust which is the opposite of what he is trying to accomplish with his gf.
“They are not dating because they have chosen not too and are only friends. Trying to manipulate the situation otherwise implies men and [women] can't just be friends or that there is in fact something to hid. Don't be deceitful, in the end, that will be so much worse."
While a fifth person said: “Your explanation makes sense to me but there's a few things you could do differently to clear up the misconceptions. Refer to her as your sister because that's essentially what you are to each other and for the love of God get two different hotel rooms!”
What do you think?
Topics: Sex and Relationships