When you’re in a good relationship, you might notice that things operate a little differently. For one, you’re not afraid to be your real, goofy self. Reason being, the right person will like you for your quirks, as they probably have some too. Here are other weird ways you operate differently from other couples.
You can tell what the other is thinking solely by facial expression. When you’re with someone you really connect with, oftentimes you don’t even need words to express yourself. It’s almost like the two of you are on your own level. People might make fun of you for it, but secretly, they think it’s pretty cool as well.
You’ve named your shared appliances. If you share a space, your kitchen is filled with colorful character, like the refrigerator and the toaster oven. Creatively, the two of you have developed personalities for them. Why? Who knows, but it’s fun and harmless.
You can flawlessly carry a conversation on a host of different platforms. It’s not uncommon to be on Google Hangouts with your guy while also texting and using Instagram DMs. No matter what, the conversations naturally flow. It may seem exhausting to some, but it’s just the natural way you keep in touch with each other during the day.
You know there are certain shows that they’d be really upset about not watching with you. It’s really hard to avoid the latest season of GLOW if you know your partner interested in it too, but has a week of weird hours. Still, you refrain from skipping ahead. You know it’s not worth the look of disappointment you’ll get if they happened to find out.
You send each other unflattering selfies. No matter how old you are, you’ll always think they’re funny. They might be the perfect way to say “thinking of you.” If you know they’re having a bad day at work, a photo of you with six chins is the perfect way to cheer them up.
You’ve woken each other up when you can’t get to sleep. It may be cruel if they have a big presentation in the morning, but on a sleepy Saturday night? It’s fine. Sometimes, just talking to each other and having a funny conversation is a good way to end the day with positive thoughts. When it happens infrequently, it’s hard to get mad at. To both of you, the most important thing is that you both get a good night of sleep.
The nicknames you have for each other are just…weird. They don’t call you “babe.” Instead, they refer to you as something completely random. It could have derived from a private joke or a funny memory. No matter what, you still melt a little every time you hear it. It’s special, and it’s yours.
You’ve spent money watching notoriously bad movies in theaters together. Not all movies are good, nor do they deserve the overpriced popcorn and drinks. But it’s almost become a tradition to check out something laughably bad in theaters. Is it a waste of money? Well, yes and no. The amount of laughs you’ll have and the memories you build are worth it in the end.
You consider going to Taco Bell or KFC as being a “date.” Bonus points if it’s a combination KFC/Taco Bell. The two of you don’t need to book reservations anywhere fancy. Good food is good food, even if it’s really unhealthy for you.
You’re not afraid to kiss and get close even if one of you has a bad cold. You’re together so much that your partner is bound to catch it anyway. Plus, it’s not gross. It’s almost oddly romantic.
You buy each other weird surprises when you’re out at the grocery store alone. It could be a weird novelty sandwich holder that you found in the aisle, or maybe a brand new candy that you know your partner has been anxious to try. No matter what the trip is, you know there’ll always be something fun in it for you. The two of you are on each other’s minds even when doing mundane tasks.
You create nicknames for the other people around you, either real or fictional. If they catch you watching Gilmore Girls, you know that “flannel man” is their nickname for Luke. Ross from Friends is “the guy with the hair.” And in real life, it’s also how you identify each other’s coworkers and neighbors. Your partner’s mean boss is “Mr. Jerk,” while the HR representative who gave you a hard time about filling out your tax forms is “Angry paper lady.” As a bonus, these strange nicknames that stick will allow you to talk about them in public with no fear of anyone overhearing.