Men tend to envision girls’ night as the equivalent of a bachelor party—girl-on-girl action included. Sadly, “that’s probably more a fantasy than anything,” says Debba Haupert, founder of Girlfriendology.com. The truth is, there’s usually more deep conversation than flirting—which means her night out probably benefits you more than it threatens your bond.
“Girls’ night is our way of de-stressing,” says Haupert. “It’s a great opportunity to vent—and it saves you from having to analyze things with her.” So what the heck do women talk about? And should you be worried about the dudes your partner encounters when she’s half-tanked on wine? Here’s the truth.