Couples We Like to Poke Fun At
by Vicki Karigiannis
published September 25, 2009
rating: (79 Ratings)
You likely know many couples—you yourself have probably been in a few in the past or are currently coupled-up right now. Many couples may have certain habits that can annoy others, or simply give them fodder for incessant mocking. This is all in good jest, of course, and as much as we hate to admit it, we’ve almost all fallen into at least one of the five categories below.
The couple who are sewn at the hip. We understand the urge to spend as much time as possible with the man we love. However, there do need to be some boundaries between your love life and, well, the rest of your life. The new Jennifer Aniston rom-com’s hitting theatres? Why not leave your man behind and invite the girls along instead? And your bi-weekly GNO? Not a place for Tim to tag along…
The couple who are “soooo in love”. Yes, yes, we get that you love each other. So much, we know. Oh, the sex—sorry, “love-making”—is fantastic? That’s… fantastic. He did what? Oh, yes, that’s just the sweetest and most thoughtful gesture in the world. Yep, being in love is definitely like being on top of the world. Oops, I think it’s time for you to call James for your hourly “I wuv you”/”I wuv you more” chat.
The “we” couple. You know them; they’re the twosome who can’t seem to have any thoughts or opinions separate from their significant other’s. From “we loved that movie” to “we’re big fans of Pad Thai” to “we don’t support this political leader”, it can start to sound inauthentic and irritate the people around them. Especially when your friend insists “they” love the works of Quentin Tarantino, when you know for a fact that she once (i.e. pre-relationship) referred to him as pretentious.
The PDAers. You and your man are waiting at the bus stop, partaking in a heated game of tonsil-hockey, as your fellow commuters bask in the beauty that is your love. First, they aren’t, and second, the grody bus shelter isn’t the most romantic place in the world. Going at it in public like in line at the grocery store or bank really just makes the people around you uncomfortable. Keep it to light kisses and hand-holding, and save the grope-fest for when you get back home.
The kid-friendly couple. These are the married types who have gone on to birth a few babes along the way. Being a proud parent and sharing a few photos and stories about important milestones in your kid’s life is awesome. But the constant e-mail updates (with a joint account, of course) about your child’s latest goings-on, skillfully-Photoshopped pics on your family web album, and Facebook status updates from poop incidents to bedtime hassles? Not-so-much.
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