Actor Zac Efron spent a guy’s night out at a local strip club in New York City,  People reported last week.  The High School Musical star told Jimmy Kimmel that the experience didn’t live up to his expectations.  “So I envisioned myself on a nice couch, stunna shades, with like T-Pain and Usher, you know, making it rain money,” he said on the show.  “And it just wasn’t like that.”  But don’t worry: before heading out, the 22-year-old called girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens to ask for permission.

What are some possible responses you can give your boyfriend if he asks permission to go to a strip club?

Cupid’s Advice:

Even Efron agrees that there is no way to ask the strip club question without a mutual feeling of awkwardness.  Let Cupid give you some pointers on dealing with this uncomfortable question:

1. Yes: This is probably the easiest answer.  If he’s asking for permission, it may benefit you to assume his intentions aren’t bad, or that he is at least willing to admit to his bad intentions.

2. Yes, and honey… I love you: This answer may be the smartest answer.  Just because he wants to indulge in this activity doesn’t mean he loves you any less.  The “I love you” at the end will hopefully keep you on his mind all night.

3. No: If no is your answer, you may be argued with. If you feel this answer is necessary to keep your dignity in tact, don’t give in to his request.