Relationships are what we make of them. Somewhere along the line, we decided that romance meant expensive restaurant dinners and flowers that die within a week.
These couples threw all the standards out the door and created their own kind of relationships. Whether there is any sign of romance left in them, though… Well, that’s up to you to decide.
Every Month Matters
If they’re going to act like a child then it’s only fitting for them to be treated like one. The bonus is when you actually have the advantage of being born earlier.
Then you can rightfully demand that they respect their elders.
It’s About The Principle
You know what one of the best feelings in the world is? When your partner, whether accidentally or not, gets on your nerves, so you give them a taste of their own medicine.
Surely being mature and all is great, but then what’s the point of knowing exactly how you could provoke them?
Keep Them Busy
Somehow some people have this ability to revert back to their 10-year-old selves upon command. If they get a cold, or if they’re bored, you can guarantee that they will complain about it ’til you want to rip off your ears off.
At least this woman was preemptive about it.
Never Gets Old
The bad news is that it doesn’t matter how old you get, or how long you’ve been together, it actually never gets better.
That means that the best stage of dating is actually the first one, when even though you’re driving yourself crazy trying to figure out if they like you, at least they put in effort.
It’s A Matter of Patience
It’s obviously their fault for rushing to get married before they were ready and not yours for refusing to go on a date until you were 29 years old.
But at least now you’re the independent one with the career and decked-out apartment with all sorts of wine bottles to keep you company.
Nothing Comes Free Anymore
The real question is what’s a girl need to do to get a good man around here?
They’re clearly not on Tinder, and they’re definitely not on the blind dates your mom sets you up on with her friend’s son from church.
Moving Backward In Time
This is one of those situations where you have to wonder what came first.
Was it our fear of talking on the phone and increasingly lacking social skills, or was it the genuine desire to make it a quick and more comfortable process?
Not Exclusive To Babies
I don’t know about you but I cried myself to sleep last night and have since cried three times, once while cutting an onion.
Crying is no longer exclusive to babies, it’s an integral part of adulthood as well, especially with all the heartbreakers out there.
The Price Of Winning
No one said relationships are a competition, but if love is a game, then one of you must win it, right?
At that point, the price you pay to win the game is what you’re willing to give out.
It Starts With Communication
On the bright side, they won’t have to worry about running out of mangoes. It’s better to have too much of a good thing than to not have any of it all.
Unless we’re talking about relationships, then it’s better to not have one at all.
Big Fan Of The Masterpiece
Meeting the parents is a huge deal for some because they’re not just parents but an extension of the person you’re dating.
If you think about it, she wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for them and you’d still be single.
It’s The Little Things
The little things aren’t just about knowing what makes them smile, but also how to get on their last nerve. Now that’s real power.
It might be enough for them to be too scared to ever dare to piss you off.
The Skills Of A Woman
The true skills of a woman lie in how she organizes her purse. They make for a good metaphor for how her brain works.
It may be racing and thinking about a million things at once, but she knows exactly how to locate a memory of you lying to her 267 days ago.
Everything About Eternal Love
The expectation is that you’re supposed to love each other forever, but what if you’re actually living forever too?
You must eventually get bored, but we doubt the solution to that would be to then go looking for love at the local high school.
Better Be On Your A Game
This is the source of passive-aggressive behavior.
You’re both there taking mental notes of how you had to empty the dishwasher twice in a row and storing that information up as ammo to be released at your next blowout.
What Are Friends For?
Let’s not forget that relationships are not limited to romance.
Friendships are the real MVPs. Friends are the ones who pick up the pieces after each heartache and they’re the ones who deserve a day off upon your passing.