If you've read this site for any length of time, you know I'm a big proponent of stringent screening for women you accept as girlfriends. Most of the major problems men face with their relationships are avoidable with proper screening.
One topic we haven't touched on much however is a girlfriend's (or prospective girlfriend's) circle.
Namely, what do a woman's friends say about her?
And how do her friends affect her... or influence her?
Because, certainly, each of us is his own man. And she's her own woman.
Yet if she surrounds herself with a certain kind of person, you'd be wise to assume it's going to rub off on her (if it hasn't already), or have some other kind of effect on her and you.