He is trying to boost himself up in your eyes by saying 'look at all these girls I can attract - you would be very lucky indeed to have me! He wants to be sure that in any relationship with you, he would have the upper hand (i.e.you accepting him as the more attractive and desirable one, with you always working hard to keep him).Yes, he is testing you to see if he can control you and make you jealous. He sounds quite tiresome and I'm not sure what it is you like about him, lol.People who are genuine about someone they like don't mouth off about previous/recent girlfriends - that's gross. And ask yourself why you would want to go out with someone who has apparently had so many 'girlfriends'?If it's true, then he sounds pretty promiscuous - emotionally if not physically.Treat him nonchalantly - be pleasant but not too friendly if you bump into him accidentally.
He’s the kind of guy who would never say or do things that men from your past have, because these guys were childish, and did things that stemmed from their own insecurities – and these things hurt you.Essentially, a grown-ass man is a modern take on the gentleman.You could argue that a synonym for the grown-ass man is “husband material”, but even then, a man can in fact be deemed "grown-ass" even if you don’t intend on marrying him or marriage in general. To help further explain (or help identify whether the man you’re seeing is indeed grown-ass), I’ve provided eight things that no grown-ass man would dare talk about to his partner. He’s confident in his sexuality, and your sex life, and that’s all that matters to him.So this is why we’ve chosen to go with grown-ass man, because there's just no better way to say it. A man who boasts about his penis is either insecure about its true size, or doesn’t have much else going for him besides that. Even when he’s out with his buddies, if he’s asked about his sexual exploits, he’ll either say nothing, or voice something along the lines of having “no complaints.” No other details will be provided out of respect for you.So in both cases, the man who speaks highly of his precious penis, is not a grown-ass man. A man who talks about his exes is a man who’s looking to get a reaction out of his woman. By mentioning his ex, he’s looking to feed his bravado, so the best thing you can do for yourself is let him say what he has to say – and it won’t be much, I assure you.Once he sees that bringing up ghosts from the past gets nothing out of you, he’ll stop mentioning it – it’s intended purpose is no longer being addressed.