I need some thoughts on a twist to the relationships of two of my characters and I'm utterly confused. I tend to bang away pretty hard on the "write what you know; nothing else" drum and I'm afraid that perhaps my own lack of knowledge of sexual/social mores is getting the better of me here.
We have a 30-something single woman who has just spent the last three months partying like it's 1999 and living the high night life. She's been hitting the clubs, bringing boys home, and really just enjoying life like she hasn't a care in it. Most of these "dates" have been fairly One Night Oriented so she's not had any real relationships enter.
Enter The Guy. The Guy is charming, humble, funny, and amazing in the sack. Where the other guys have just left in the morning for their walk of shame, he slipped back to leave a red rose for her to find when she woke up.
Now the dilemma:
There is a major social gathering that our heroine is set to go to. Her friend has advised her to call in some of the men she's seen over the last several weeks to form an entourage of adoring subjects to attend with her, hold doors, refresh her drinks, and basically scream to everyone else at the party that "I am Woman, see my entourage of my two best friends (women) and all these men I've had slept with." However, The Guy has also shown interest in spending the evening at the party with our heroine.
Our heroine has decided to have her cake and eat it too by inviting The Guy to join the entourage.
And I'm really torn what to write next.
On the one hand, I can sent The Guy to the party with them and just be totally fine being another bit of eye candy hanging around our heroine. I don't think it'd be totally off but I do doubt a little how consistent it is for him. I could, also, have him politely decline and just go his own way.
But what my ~gut~ says is that he'd find this suggestion to not only be distasteful, but a little insulting. He is really into her and to be asked to be part of a gaggle of people (former lovers included) I think would really rattle his cage.
Am I being overly prudish here?