This may get a bit long, so I apologize in advance. Our group of friends is very close. We are all about 23 and have been friends since 6th grade. There havent been any real fall-outs or anything, and we are all under the general agreement that friendship is all we really have in this world. That being said, one of my friends suddenly changed his demeanor. I dated a girl (Girl A) for a bit, nothing serious but there was definate potential. It didnt work out due to some personal problems on her part, and some on mine. We are still friends, and recently started talking in a romantic light again. Another girl Ive been dating (girl B) is less serious, and was more of a spring fling type of thing. We get along great, but the potential for a serious relationship isnt really there. Now here comes the messed up part. One of my friends has been saying less than desirable things about me. He's called me a "man whore" (yea, i know, its goofy ) and that im "only after one thing". Basically saying that im not a good canadate for any sort of relationship and that, in general, he would classify me as a bad person. He has said this to both females. He even called one up late one night to say this, without provacation. WTF. I told the rest of the group about this (the girls both came to me asking about why he said such things) and they were stumped. Ive ALWAYS got along with him. He and I are both smart, we both have the same sense of humor, and there has never been any bad blood there. However, when confronted about it by my buddy Danny, he stuck to his claim that he just didnt think of me as that great of a person. He tried to make it seem noble, like he was protecting these girls from me. No one bought it. Im at a loss here. Even if he doesnt agree with the girls ive been with or how I act he should have come to ME first with his problems. Not only that, but regardless of what I do with my relationships, its none of his damn business anyway! How do I deal with this? He is a part of our group and no one wants to lose a friend over this, me included. I just thought we were all past the "pros and cons" part of the friendship a long time ago. I see thier faults as another funny aspect to thier personality. I guess he doesnt... Thoughts?