“Girl Code,” whether or not you want to refer to it by that somewhat cloying moniker, definitely exists as a standardized code of conduct among women.
Sure, all relationships and friendships are different, but when it comes to navigating dating and female friendships, some rules apply in all situations. Then the other extricate herself from the situation.
But basically, her dates should be met with as much enthusiasm (and in some cases, patience) as with your own dates.
B) …you’ll be be vaguely aware of her dating schedule, and if it’s a big date, you should be within text-messaging contact, even if it means texting under your coat at the movies. Sometimes, the only redeeming quality of a date is the chance to talk about it at length with your girl friends afterwards.
Part of a girl friend’s main job is to boost confidence and morale when it comes to her BFF’s dating life.
Maybe this means giving a pep talk on the phone, maybe this means approving outfit choices on Skype, maybe it means meeting up at a bar for a confidence-inducing tequila shot.
Unless this person is really really really really hot, in which case, hopefully the rejected friend will be a real pal and let you have your moment.
We sent a bunch of women a series of questions pertaining to the etiquette of female friendships, as it pertains to dating: Can you date a friend’s ex?
What if you hate your BFF’s current significant other?
C)…and you want to go home and your friend doesn’t.
Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, leave without your friend unless you’ve gotten her consent! See Also: How to Be the Perfect Wingwoman for Other Women A) …you’ll help each other prep.