Don’t Be One Of THOSE Couples, No Matter How In Love You Are

I don’t care if you’re currently single or part of a couple, but you have to admit that there are some things couples do together that are just weird. It’s great to want to celebrate your feelings, but there are limits to that if you don’t want to seem like an absolute freak. Odds are, you’re like me and you have couple friends who are guilty of at least one of these, and you might have even done a few of these yourself.  There’s no need to be ashamed… so long as you learn from your mistakes and don’t repeat them in the future. Trust me, you’ll be even happier when your relationship ends.

  1. Getting each other’s names tattooed on yourselves. Watch any tattoo reality show and you’ll quickly see that one of the main types of tattoos that people want covered up is their ex’s name. Show your love another way. Wear matching rings or better yet, just say “I love you.” Unless you constantly forget your partner’s name, you don’t need it tattooed on you.
  2. Sending nudes with your face in them. I don’t care how much he might ask, don’t send nudes to your boyfriend that have your face or other identifiable markers in them. Don’t even volunteer to do it. Someway, somehow, they will end up online. You don’t know what’s going to happen to your nudes, so it’s important to play it safe. Or, even better, if he wants to see you naked, wait until you’re together.
  3. Posting every single detail of your relationship on social media. This is just as bad as those friends who have to post a picture of every single thing they eat. It’s fine to post some things about your relationship. Your friends don’t need to know what position you just had sex in or that he just called your butt a cutesy little choo choo. We get it. You want everyone to know you have the perfect relationship. Guess what? No one cares – not even your couple friends.
  4. Turning your feed into your own personal conversation. It’s amazing. Social media sites have private messaging. If you want to just talk to each other, use a more private option. Better yet, just call or text each other. Trying to prove how cute the two of you are by having all your conversations in your public feed is just annoying, not to mention, it gets creepy really fast.
  5. Sharing social media profiles. Are you so connected to each other that you can’t even have separate social media profiles? That’s so sweet. Oh wait, no it’s not. As soon as you break  up, you’ll just have to delete the account and have all your friends refriend on your individual accounts. It’s okay. You can have separate identities online (and elsewhere, for God’s sake).
  6. Becoming the same person. I hate seeing this one happen. One or both parties in the relationship want to have the perfect relationship. The solution is to try to become exactly the same. They have to share every single interest, have all the same friends and before long they even start to look alike. Once again, be yourself and have your own identity. It’s fine to share some things, but you don’t have to be a carbon copy of your boyfriend.
  7. Having professional photos taken outside of an engagement. I somehow missed when it became a thing to have professional photos done all the time when you’re in a relationship. Why waste hundreds just to have someone take a picture of the two of you in a random field for no reason when you could do it yourself with your phone and tripod? Weddings, babies, engagements, yearly family photos and special anniversaries are pretty much the only real times to even think about professional shoots.
  8. Trying to get matched online. Yes, I ‘ve seen couples do this. They just want to prove to each other that they truly are the perfect match. So they shell out membership fees and spend hours filling out online dating profiles to see if they get matched. I’ve even seen couples break up when they’re not. It’s not worth your time and frankly, it just sounds like you want to find other potential dates.
  9. Coordinating your wardrobe. Unless you’re a family with several kids going to Disney World, matching clothes are kind of creepy. I’m not talking about you accidentally wear the same color sometimes; I’m talking about having matching shirts and accessories made specifically for you to wear together. I’m pretty sure everyone would know you were together if you just held hands.
  10. Posting makeout selfies. No one needs to see you making out with your boyfriend. A sweet engagement or wedding photo with you kissing is fine. Constant selfies where it looks like you’re trying to eat other’s faces off is creepy. Keep some of your relationship private, please.
  11. Trying to play matchmaker. Obviously the two of are the perfect couple. You’ve proven that through your constant Facebook posts. Why not put your vast knowledge of love to work by playing matchmaker with all your friends? If they don’t ask, don’t get involved. The desperation to hook up all your friends just comes off as creepy and could end up pushing your friends away.
  12. Never spending time apart – EVER. It’s okay to have some space in relationships. It’s not okay to cling to each other 24/7. You don’t have any time for your own life or friends if you’re always busy trying to velcro yourself to your boyfriend. You’ll just end up regretting letting everything else in your life go, so take some time apart once in a while.
Crystal Crowder is a freelance writer and blogger. She's a tech geek at heart, but loves telling it like it is when it comes to love, beauty and style. She's enjoys writing music, poetry and fiction and curling up with a great book. You can find her on Twitter @ccrowderwrites or check out her other writing on Medium.