Couples and friends

  • Latenight30

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    Jul 15, 2011 2:55 PM GMT
    Okay so this is for anyone who wants to chime in.
    My partner and I have been together 9 years now. We tend to have more in common with couples when looking to socialize than just friends we both know.
    Do you other couples hang out mostly with couples or do you split off and hang with individual friends?
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    Jul 15, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    I used to do the whole couple thing while in a relationship with my twat.. I mean my ex!

    oh god damned boring!



    OMG we are in a relationship
    OMG us too

    OMG we just brought a house
    OMG us too

    OMG we are going traveling around the south of spain
    OMG us too

    OMG we want to have a group thing happen
    OMG WHAT?????????????? Girl you are fecking ugly and I wouldn't touch you with a ten foot barge poll.. fuck I wouldn't even touch my twat with a ten foot god damned barge poll by the end!!!!!
  • Smiling_Eyes

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    Jul 15, 2011 4:35 PM GMT
    We've had couples friends (or acquaintances). The haven't tended to be as rich and fulfilling as our individual friends.

    I think the dynamic of 4 personalities is challenging. My partner and I are very different; finding another couple that we blend well with is a challenge.
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    Jul 15, 2011 4:36 PM GMT
    icon_biggrin.gif lil Tanker

    The only couple I know seem to only hang out within our circle of friends together and occasionally the guy by himself though the female is from another country and only really has work friends. It seems like it's a social crutch because you have someone to rely on if the night is/people are crap and you can talk about all your homily things amongst yourselves.
    I usually end up in this three person hang out with couples, it annoys the hell out of me. I feel like a pet or something. There goes Jimmy, that ever single guy icon_cry.gif

    You need both the couple intertwined friendships and individual friends. To mix with only people that you both know is too freaky (it's like 'friend incest') and close for my liking.
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    Jul 15, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    I guess my husband and I are the lucky ones. There are 3 other gay couples living within a stones throw of our home. It seems we are hanging out with at least 1 or all of them sometime every week. It's really nice to have other couples we have something in common with living so close. icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 15, 2011 4:50 PM GMT
    Since my partner and I have a long distance relationship, it can be challenging just to see each other at times, but we do have several couples as friends in common and we do see them on an occasional basis. It all works very well.

    We also have individual friends that we do things with. I haven't seen many issues, except for a friend or two that wanted to take the place of my bf.. but not for a couple of years.
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    Jul 15, 2011 5:12 PM GMT
    Almost all couples now, we all grew old together, but a few singles too.
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    Jul 15, 2011 5:29 PM GMT
    We are always on the look out for more couples to hang out with. We love our single friends, but three can be a weird dynamic. When you are out with another couple you can split up and talk to either person from the other couple or just hang with your partner. It's also annoying as hell to listen to your single friends go on and on and on about how they can't find anyone or get a date.... They expect you to listen to their probelms, but they don't want to hear about the challenges of being in a LTR. OK, maybe that's just one friend I'm thinking about..... icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Latenight30

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    Jul 15, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
    One of the couples we have met, but don't see a lot of. They are our dopple-gangers.
    One is a theater geek with dark hair and glasses and the other is a fair skinned red head. It's kind of odd when we go out, servers think we are 2 sets of twin brothers. Strange dynamic.
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    Jul 15, 2011 6:05 PM GMT
    Latenight30 saidOne of the couples we have met, but don't see a lot of. They are our dopple-gangers.
    One is a theater geek with dark hair and glasses and the other is a fair skinned red head. It's kind of odd when we go out, servers think we are 2 sets of twin brothers. Strange dynamic.


    wait a minute, I think you just described me and my bf... lol. except my bf doesn't wear glasses....

    it's nice to have more gay couples around, but sometimes when we are out and we see another couple it's like, "who are all these gay people?" "don't they know this is our nieghborhood?" lol....
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    Jul 16, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    JeremiahSmith saidIt's also annoying as hell to listen to your single friends go on and on and on about how they can't find anyone or get a date.... They expect you to listen to their probelms, but they don't want to hear about the challenges of being in a LTR.

    This is one of the main reasons some couples would rather hang out with other couples.
    The other being that the don't trust themselves/partner/single friend with the other person.

    For me, I don't mind hanging out with other single people or couples.
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    Jul 16, 2011 2:13 PM GMT

    Hey nice face pic, Ermine!

    We hang out as a couple with single people, gay and straight, and with couples, gay and straight. Although due to where we're living now, mostly straight people. We also do so singly (we're not joined at the hip, although some joke about it).