No two relationships are the same, but most of them can be defined by a few simple traits of the couple. Whether they’re lovey dovey 24/7, or at each other’s throats at all hours of the day, there are certain labels that help us differentiate the various types of romantic partnerships. Here are a few of the most common relationships you may have encountered.
Couples in long-distance relationships go months or sometimes years without seeing each other. The only quality time they get to spend together is during their nightly phone calls or Skype sessions. They count down the days until they can see each other again, and most of their hard-earned money is used in travel expenses to visit each other. In the end, one person ends up getting burned out and pulls the plug on the relationship, or one of the partners is forced to move closer to the other so they can give their relationship a chance to succeed.
Everyone knows a couple that’s on-again and off-again on a monthly, weekly or daily basis. This couple just can’t get their act together, and they seem to crave the volatile nature of their relationship. They breakup with each other over the stupidest things, like a missed phone call or an unanswered text message. Every time they breakup, it doesn’t take long for them to get back together again. Their Facebook relationship status is on a never-ending rollercoaster. One day they’re “in a relationship,” and the next day “it’s complicated.”
The social media couple is convinced that their followers need to know every sordid detail about their relationship. They constantly plaster photos of each other on their online accounts, they have a Facebook photo album dedicated to their romance, they’re always each others’ Woman Crush Wednesday and Man Crush Monday, and they’re never at a loss for words when it comes to professing their love for each other on a photo caption. You may call it annoying, but they call it love.
Have you ever known a couple who was eternally stuck in the honeymoon stage? No matter how long they’ve been together, they still look at each other with googly eyes, and they call each other annoying pet names like “honey sugar pie” and “snookum wookums.” They constantly hold hands like they’re permanently glued together, and you can’t help but to feel a little bit jealous about how much in love they really are.
When a couple becomes way too comfortable with each other, they will do and say things that make other people cringe. No topic is off-limits for these two. They will constantly give each other the play-by-play about their recent trip to the restroom, and they will burp and fart in front of each other without any shame. Sharing the same string of dental floss and popping each other’s zits is totally normal in this relationship.