You know your relationship is serious WHEN...

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    Nov 13, 2010 12:53 PM GMT
    ...you buy matching luggage.

    LOL! I just did that for our Key West trip starting this Monday. I trashed the bags we had for our Boston trip last month, the airline mangling those old and mismatched things, and bought new pieces for us last week, all alike. We're packing them now, and so that's what prompted this thought.

    Some other ways you may also know your relationship is serious:

    - You get a "family" cell phone account (as we have).
    - You each have the PIN # to the other's credit/debit cards.
    - You sleep better when he shares the bed with you than when you're alone.

    And yours?
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    Nov 13, 2010 1:16 PM GMT
    I think that you caught me at an odd time. Sleep deprivation brings about honest reflection. If you want a cynical, truthful response read on. If you want matching luggage, the heavens opening up and angels singing you may wish to skip the following.

    You know your relationship is serious when you shed a tear at the funeral. When you can no longer deny the impact that a life intertwined with your own has had... when you are forced to confront the fact that at least a part of who you are, who you want to be is in that box...
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    Nov 13, 2010 1:33 PM GMT
    west77 saidI think that you caught me at an odd time. Sleep deprivation brings about honest reflection. If you want a cynical, truthful response read on. If you want matching luggage, the heavens opening up and angels singing you may wish to skip the following.

    You know your relationship is serious when you shed a tear at the funeral. When you can no longer deny the impact that a life intertwined with your own has had... when you are forced to confront the fact that at least a part of who you are, who you want to be is in that box...

    Or when you lose your partner, as I did, and you suffer some kind of breakdown. You live in your home office, sleeping there, and refuse to enter the bedroom you shared, nor the kitchen or living room. Until a gay friend does an intervention in April, to take down the Christmas tree, and clean the kitchen of the last things he cooked, and make your life normal again.

    Instead, this is for guys with ongoing relationships, perhaps a bit more upbeat than you propose. I'm sorry that you must have experienced such sorrow as I once did. But this is for those like me with partners today, who just bought us matching luggage.

    A silly thing, and I wonder who does anything similar?
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    Nov 13, 2010 1:48 PM GMT
    You know your relationship is REALLY serious when that matching luggage also contains matching wardrobes.
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    Nov 13, 2010 1:49 PM GMT
    Ah, it was a long time ago... another life. Like I said, lack of sleep distorts time and reality... gets me to thinking about when I first realized how much that relationship meant.

    Though I can not play along as an active participant in an ongoing relationship I am willing to play "by memory." I would say that first vacation- that road trip together. To be able to spend days in cramped quarters and not toss your partner over the edge of the Grand Canyon when the opportunity presents itself is a sure sign of love and affection.icon_wink.gif

    To continue the game in character I would say that you know it is serious when the silent moments are no longer awkward.
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    Nov 13, 2010 1:51 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou know your relationship is REALLY serious when that matching luggage also contains matching wardrobes.

    Actually it does... icon_redface.gif

    But only because it's team & event clothing, that others will be wearing, as well. Usually we hate to be caught dressing alike, both wearing blue, or red, or whatever, and I'll rip my shirt off if I see he's got the same color. Unless it's an event, and that's OK in that setting.
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    Nov 13, 2010 4:15 PM GMT
    You know your relationship is really serious when ...

    You use their toothbrush and you like it. (Mom's axiom)

    You find their dandruff sexy.

    You join each other in Holy Mortgage.

    -Doug
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    Nov 15, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    I don't know if the image will post (and it is more of a joke and a shot at "rednecks" than anything...)

    How about when you purchase matching pistols? In case that seems like the ideal anniversary gift, the asking price on this set is only $11 000icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 15, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    ....neither one of you move when the other passes gas with your nude glutes touching?


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