10 Embarrassing Things Girls Do When We’re In Love

10 Embarrassing Things Girls Do When We’re In Love ©iStock/Georgijevic

When we’re happily head over heels in love, we all do some crazy things. Maybe you hide your weird single behavior, write sappy poems, or start planning your wedding day after only a few months. There are plenty of cheesy and embarrassing things women do when we’re into a guy that we want to hide from other people (including our partners) to save us from ridicule. Here are 10 of them:

  1. Make secret wedding boards on Pinterest. The wedding day might be far down the line for you, but that doesn’t stop you from making crazy wedding boards of flower arrangements, wedding dresses that will be too old by your wedding day, and decoration ideas. You’ll probably never show your board to your partner until you’re engaged, but it’s your secret hobby.
  2. Talk about him nonstop to anyone who will listen. It’s tough to not include your lover into a lot of conversations if you spend a lot of time together. To others, it might seem like you’re bragging, but you’re just talking about your life. Your partner might also be a little embarrassed by all of the details you want to share when you’re tipsy with your friends. Those same friends might start wishing for your single days again, but they’re happy you’re happy — they just want you to shut up about it.
  3. Read up on love advice a lot. Maybe you feel like you really need it, or you just like thinking about your relationship and how to better it. Either way, you’re not really sharing these articles with anyone, but putting the advice to good use when you need it.
  4. Go on wedding message boards. Even if you’re not formally engaged, you might want to be on the wedding boards to talk about your relationship and how much you’re looking forward to the day he proposes. Although it’s obvious that many women do it because there’s a “waiting” section, it’s still kind of embarrassing to admit you’re invested enough to go on them.
  5. Think about taking his name and what you’ll name your kids. Maybe you’re secretly thinking about whether you’d take his last name or hyphenate your own if you got married. Maybe you’re secretly thinking about baby names for your future children. Either way, you’re not bringing it up unless someone else does first because you don’t want to feel like you’re the one who is rushing things.
  6. Give your partner a pet name. This is one of the few embarrassing things that most people find acceptable. You might even have your love down under that name instead of his real one in your phone. But would your partner be cool using it in front of their friends? Depends on how embarrassing the name is or if it’s something basic like “baby.”
  7. Hide your bodily functions. Before you get to the truly comfortable stage of the relationship, you’re probably hiding the fact that you use the bathroom or fart to a terrible degree. It’s possible your partner doesn’t care as much as you may think, but you still feel pressure to keep up the impossible mission. Newsflash: he knows you’re human. Everybody poops!
  8. Insist on taking selfies as a couple. It’s understandable that you want a cute picture to update your social media or scrapbook, but there’s a limit. It’s kind of embarrassing to keep asking your boo to pose for yet another picture when you just took 12 yesterday, but you can’t help yourself.
  9. Watch your terrible shows in secret. It’s great when you’re both into the same TV shows, but if you’re into crappy reality shows or sci-fi and your partner hates it, then you have to get creative. You might time your viewing for when you’re alone and free to enjoy it without being criticized for your tastes.
  10. Hide embarrassing beauty routines. This is pretty common for the beginning of the relationship. You want to keep up the façade that you just woke up like this. In reality, you go to sleep in curlers, a face mask, and spend hours waxing various body parts in the bathroom. You try to hide all of these things as long as you can until you realize your partner probably doesn’t care as much as you’d think.
Nicole Weaver is a staff writer for YourTango and regularly contributes to Hollywood, The Bolde, and Proud2BMe. She is a lover of all things entertainment meaning she spends most of her nights in New York binge watching television shows. Follow her on Twitter at @nikkibernice.