10 Things Couples Do That Make Single People Crazy

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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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fleur... fleurdelys3110

Some of these are very true and I agree that they're annoying, especially 4 and 7, and I've had a boyfriend for about 3 years!

momof... momof3cuties987

Some of these are annoying but some of them are just the way it is when you are in a relatonship too.  Wanting to spend all your time with your partner at first is totally natural and I find nothing wrong with trying to set up single friends as well, as long as they are willing. 

RobJar RobJar

I'm married and all of those get Under my skin.

nonmember avatar d

i'm not single, but what gets on my nerves is excessively talking about sex (how great it is, how many times they do it a day, how they can't keep their hands off each other, ect...) its okay if you ask about it. If not, then don't bring it up! Sex is between you two, not the world! I have family members that do this to me (gross)! I don't care about their sex lives!

cherylam cherylam

I'm married and they all get under my skin.... I'm married, not dead.  I still have GNO, when I can find a few that can stand to be away from their partner for the evening.  'Snookums" and little names like that drive me up a wall.... they have a name use it, keep the cute ones private.

zombi... zombiemommy916

I'm married and do none of those things...although my husband does refer to me as "hooker" and "babycakes" in front of people...

Misty... Misty.Dawn

i get called "hooker" too lol most of these are common sense. But complaining about "we-ing" everything seems a little childish. If youre in a long term reltionship/married, obviously theres gonna be things u & him both love. Depending on the conversation ur having with ur friend, saying "we love italian" instead of "i love italian" doesnt see like that big of a deal. Unless ur playing 21 questions of ur likes & dislikes & only answer as "we like/dislike..." i dont see that as a major thing. Also the soulmates thing. Comment here or there shouldnt get on ur friends nerves. Going on & on & on & on &on is different. that would get on my nerves if im single or married.

nonmember avatar MK

I'm in a long term relationship, and I must say I wholeheartedly agree with all of this. I RELISH my girl time, and I cannot stress how much I HATE pda. Keep your tongues in your goddamn mouths!

tuffy... tuffymama

I would kick my husband's balls up and out of his mouth if he called me hooker.

That is all.

Misty... Misty.Dawn

well hes not saying it to me in a mean/disrespectful way. Its a silly/funny "term of endearment". At least its silly & funny to us :/

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