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    25 Things All Long-Term Couples Know To Be True

    Netflix > every other option.

    1. Staying in is not just a choice, it's a sport you both have mastered to the point of an art form.

    2. You've accidentally worn clothes that are totally the same as your SO's, and you've had to make a quick change.

    Twinsies! Just kidding, this is terrifying and we need to make it stop.

    3. Snuggling is great, but being completely comfortable with your separate sides of the bed is EVEN BETTER.

    4. You've survived the TRUE test of relationship longevity: going on a vacation together.

    5. Celebrating an anniversary, even if it's just ordering in pizza, is important.

    6. That being said, one of you is always better at remembering and planning.

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    7. You will hear a horrifying body noise come from your SO, (like, you didn't even realize they were capable of it). And they will hear one come from you too.

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    It's like they say, "What fart doesn't kill you, makes you both stronger." Or something.

    8. You've heard the, "So, when are you two getting married?" question so many times that it's actually pretty funny now.

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    Even if it's not funny, you've figured out ways to make it funny.

    :::SHOUTS::: PENIS.

    9. Being in a couple is a little like a weird cult, in that you inevitably develop other "couple friends."

    10. You've got a well-rehearsed routine down to answer this question: "So, how did you two meet?!"

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    Mainly because you've told it so many times that it's easier to just wind up and hit play.

    11. Love also means doing a lot of weird shit for each other.

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    When your significant other gets sick, you are automatically the doctor.

    Or, if you're like me, you'll watch re-runs of The X-Files, get scared shitless, and make your boyfriend check the house for aliens before going to bed. Whatever works!

    12. You're so used to going everywhere with your SO that you have to make conscious efforts to have solo time with friends.

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    Yes, being without your SO can and does suck, but don't be THAT friend who only goes out if their significant other does too. That friend is bullshit.

    13. Telling people how long you've been together can be awkward, because there's always that ~super cool~ person who fake vomits.

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    Make that face again and I'll REAL VOMIT on you.

    14. And then there's THAT person who follows up with, "How can you be with a person for that long?!"

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    Oh, I dunno, because they're AWESOME.

    15. Your single friends will brush off any dating advice you give because you've been in a relationship for so long.

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    Pro tip, though: Take advice from the people who've made this shit last, not the dude who can't seem to get a Tinder date.

    16. Valentine's Day still sucks for people in relationships.

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    Oh you actually have someone to love? Cool! So, I guess that means you'll be renting a helicopter filled with champagne and roses to fly over Fiji and watch the sunset while Boys II Men sings, "I'll Make Love To You" from the cockpit?

    17. Huge romantic gestures are great, but everyday romantic gestures are even better.


    Know what's better than a dozen roses once a month? A glass of wine poured and waiting when I get home.

    18. You've been out of the dating game so long that you either have no idea how Tinder works, or it's a hilarious slideshow for both of you.

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    To be fair to the single friends asking for dating advice: We may not understand Tinder, but we do understand ~feelings~. (The love kind!)

    19. Sometimes you don't have to speak in full sentences to each other, because you tend to finish each other's sentences.


    Hey, you're around someone for long enough and you basically can read their minds. LIKE A SUPERHERO.

    20. Or you just need to give your SO a look, and they know what you're saying.

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    21. And you have a weird shorthand language only the two of you understand.

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    You genuinely try not to let other people hear you speak it, because it would be fairly embarrassing.

    22. You've secretly tried their grooming products, either out of curiosity or desperation.

    23. Inside jokes are a currency you both are WELL acquainted with.


    It can get awkward at dinner parties when one of you makes the joke, and you two are the only ones laughing. Whoops!

    24. Your significant other is the one person you can truly and totally be a fucking weirdo around. / Via

    Like, pants off, dancing to Hanson, while putting peanut butter on grapes, kinda deal.

    25. And you seriously cannot imagine going a single day without having your little weirdo in your life.