So you're single.
Maybe you're at peace with it, maybe you're not, but you're used to it. Either way, this is your life to live the way you want to live it.
But many of your friends, well, they're coupled off - married, dating, in long-term relationships, whatever. And while you love them to bits, you can't help but be annoyed by their coupley ways sometimes.
Here are some of the most irritating things couples do around their single friends.
Gushing about "soulmates." Now, it's great that your friends are happy - you WANT them to be happy - but if they've found their soulmates, where does that leave you?
"We-ing" every statement. No longer does your friend like to eat Italian, "we" love to eat Italian.
Having the same email address. C'mon people, it's 2012 - Gmail accounts are easy-peasy to set up. Split it up. If I want to email you about something private, I don't want your significant other reading it.
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Joined at the hip. Sure, you dig your friend's partner - not a question. But what happened to GNO (girls night out, for those of you who already forget those days)? Can't you guys spend a second apart?
Blind-dating us. We're single. Maybe we do want to date again but trust us, when that time comes, we'll let you know. So don't bother bringing your lame cousin out when we catch drinks.
Thinking the only key to happiness is being partnered off. A lot of us have been married and divorced or in otherwise long-term relationships that didn't work out. We're okay with being single - we're happy as we are.
Making out in front of us. Yep - you're totally in love. Yep - you're wildly attracted to each other. But we don't want to have to watch you all over each other while we're trying to enjoy our dinners!
Ditching the rest of the world. Every new couple does this for the first few weeks (months? years?) of a relationship. But your friends miss you! Don't forget about us, okay?
Inability to use first names - EVER. Your "Baby" and "Sweet Cheeks" is a love, no doubt. But he or she has a name - use it.
Two become one. This is slightly different than the whole "we" thing. When you two become the same person, it's not cute; it's creepy. Knock it off!
What other annoying things do couples do to single people?
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