He’s just a little needy
He texts you constantly when you’re out with your friends and asks that you come back by a certain time. He wants to join on girls’ night (a big no-no). You say it’s cute—that he’s just a bit needy. But actually, he’s being disrespectful to your friends, and to you. You need time alone with friends. That’s important for your emotional health. He should put his needs aside for a few hours while you get that.