Ladies: the guy that eagerly listened to you talk about your existing male friends (among your many friends) and then suddenly, but politely, asks you to never mention your male friends in front of him again…
BIG, FAT RED FLAG!
That type of request is actually a demand. It’s a “do as I say or else” demand. It’s the tearing down of your life and your support structure!
A man that you’re dating who cannot be friends with your male friends is no man at all. Likewise, if your existing/new male friends cannot be friends with your date/boyfriend/husband then they’re not real friends.
Assumption: your male friends are supportive of you and aren’t assholes, douchebags and/or idiots!