6 Bad Signs You’re In A Good Relationship


It saddens and slightly sickens me how some people will always look for the negative in whatever positive things are occurring.

Point in fact is this article: 6 Bad Signs You’re in a Good Relationship

Although I think the author meant it all in a somewhat slightly humorous way, for me it came across a bit ‘wasn’t life more fun when you were single’. That being in a happy, healthy relationship is just plain boring.

I could just be reading too much into the article (it is a bit fluffy lol), but I’m more inclined to point out how the media and our own community seems to want to pigeonhole us all into a specific stereotype – sex-crazed, overly groomed, partying social butterflies.

Hell. Sometimes I WISH my life was as fun and interesting as they all make it sound like it should be. Lol

But I think it’s more the generalisations that, once in a happy stable relationship, that we’ll all become smelly, chubbier, ungroomed, lazy versions of who we ‘really’ are.

Personally, I think that’s a load of bollocks.

That’s like saying the ‘single’ version of ourselves is the real us and the ‘partnered’ version is fake.. Or vice versa if you’re looking at it the other way.

Sure, once in a good relationship most guys will put their partying days behind them and settle into coupledom. But that doesn’t mean they’ll become boring.

If anything it’ll give them more time for things that interest them (and presumably their partner) instead of spending most of their free time looking for sex/dates/boyfriends.

But then again, maybe that’s just my skewed view of what it’s like to be in a relationship…

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5 thoughts on “6 Bad Signs You’re In A Good Relationship

  1. aguywithoutboxers

    Like all stereotypes, I think those who write these types of articles that are critical of those of us in relationships are simply insecure about their own lives and futures. If anything, we should be happy that we have the freedom to be who we are and pursue our dreams. Nice summary, my blogging buddy! Much love and naked hugs! 😉

    • Absolutely we should all be happy to be ourselves (or at least try to be lol), regardless if we’re single or partnered. And I definitely found there was a bit of bitterness in his article for whatever reason.

  2. ivansblogworld

    Some very valid points that I can relate to. I just found that the heading was very negative. And yes very stereotype. Why are we all being put into boxes, single, married, partnered, happy, boring, sex crazed, do I need to say more.

    Let’s be frank when you create a life with someone it’s real. The highs lows and the domestic routine of washing cleaning cooking is a part of this. It’s anything from boring. Maybe we don’t like the party scene maybe we do. Abit of extra weigh, is that a sin accordingly to the gay poilce. Must check the rules of my membership. Are we too obsessed with exterior beautify. I may not agave a weekend, however I bath and shower every day. Great post. Ivan

    • I think in the end your life is what you make of it, whether you’re partnered or single, into parties or staying in. It’s all good and all equally ‘real’ depending on your life. I’d really like it if society could move away from the stereotypes and let people just be themselves, not what they think they should be like.

      • ivansblogworld

        Thanks for the great reply, life is what you make it. Sometimes I can find myself bitching venting too much. Strange you mention that we should all just get on with it, William had to explain again yesterday to someone that I am his legal partner. Oh well we are definitely making progress. Hope all going good with you. Ivan

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