So I've been dating my girlfriend for about a year now. We have a good relationship and I totally trust her. I would say I have most of the "power" in the relationship, but I don't really take advantage of it.
Anyway, she just turned 21 last weekend so of course she's going out to bars all the time. We went out together on Friday night and some old marine dude started hitting on her until I came up and made it clear she was my girlfriend. She wasn't flirting with him or anything...he was just hitting on her.
Then tonight she went out to the bar with like 6 girls in center city philly. She invited me to come but I decided not to...didn't feel like tagging along with a bunch of girls all night. So she calls me like two hours ago, she's drunk as ****, and I hear her yelling to some guy "Brandon's (that's me) my boyfriend and he'll kick your ass." So naturally I ask her what's going on and apparently some random dude was trying to get up in her **** and grab her ass. Luckily one of the girls my girl was hanging out with brought her boyfriend, and he made the guy back off.
Anyway, I figure this sort of thing is probably going to happen pretty often with her being 21 and hanging out in bars. How should I deal with it? I trust her and don't want to become a control freak or anything...but it sucks knowing drunk dudes are trying to pick her up.
-Have girlfriend of one year
-Good relationship; I trust her
-She just turned 21, goes out to bars a lot
-Drunk dudes hit on her
-She tell them off and tells me about it
-This will probably happen frequently
-How can I prevent myself from becoming jealous and deal with this maturely?