Love is blind, right? Love, at the very least, has the ability to make us oblivious to certain characteristics and behaviors that would ordinarily drive us up the wall and down the other side. Red flags are not what we’re referring to here. We’re talking about the little things that love can blind you to.
You might be meant to be together if your romance can withstand these minor inconveniences. However, don’t blame your partner if something on the upcoming list really gets under your skin because it was probably there all along.
Eating Too Loudly
Whether it’s a burger and fries or a fancy meal, some of us eat like the Cookie Monster. Even though the sounds of chowing down can irritate a lot of people, you might miss it if you’re focused on how adorable they look in that outfit, whether it’s a dress or a suit, or with their hair up.
Oh, they sleep in the most serene manner. In their post-coitus zonk, they are adorable. Breathe gently as you observe them. Oh no, that sounds like snoring. They are making a diesel engine-like purr. All of those purrs, snorts, growls, and snarfs seem to be irrelevant when we’re in love. It is just one more aspect of the person we adore.
Two star-crossed lovers cannot be separated by sleep apnea. Or so you believed, until you had to face it every evening.
Wearing Very Old Socks
We’re not referring to socks that have received divine blessings. We’re referring to the socks that have been used continuously since high school. Although there are unfixable holes in the toes and heel, they are comfortable and well-worn.
When we fall in love, it’s simple to overlook the fact that our partner frequently wears every undergarment to the last thread, but at least they’re thrifty.
We don’t care how our partner’s hair looks when we’re in love, whether it has a wild cowlick or a late 1960s shaggy style. Just more for us to poke our fingers through. However, we might have second thoughts about the unruly hair when it comes time to meet the parents, take engagement pictures, or conduct the wedding ceremony.
Pomade is extremely versatile. At least for those really special occasions, hair gel or a trim might be in order.
Sometimes, when we laugh and attempt to breathe simultaneously, we sound, well, like pigs. However, most of the time that is fine. It’s important that you enjoy yourself as a couple. In fact, it just means that your partner has lowered their guard if you can get that snort laugh to come out.
They feel at ease around you, so you can actually see them. The snorting, however, might grow tiresome after a while.
A loud, honking, or otherwise offensive laugh can occasionally be off-putting, similar to the snort-laugh. However, when you fall in love with someone, you fall in love with everything about them, even if their laugh occasionally resembles an irate goose or a screeching mountain goat.
Being A Blanket Thief
You don’t always encounter this right away, so be aware of that. Some people simply require all covers. It won’t matter if they are large or small; the battle to get them back will be fierce. If this is real love, like for real love, you might want to keep an extra blanket under your side of the bed just in case.
Or perhaps you could give your own body heat. A good hug is always beneficial, and you’ll both get to stay warm and have fun at the same time.
The worst part about allergies is that each person is uniquely impacted. A Midwesterner who relocates to the coast might not experience seasonal allergies, or their symptoms may be less severe. The same goes for moving to the Midwest, where they might develop a new allergy to corn pollen.
If this is the case, stock up on antihistamines, purchase an air filter, and keep the windows closed when the time comes. Allergies are unavoidable, but you can manage them at home with a few effective home remedies.
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Lacking Good Fashion Sense
She combines plaid with stripes. Even in July, all he wears is long-sleeved T-shirts. We’ve all made occasional fashion mistakes, but it’s not just about what we put on the outside, is it? After all, true beauty comes from within, as the proverb goes.
The brown shoes with the black slacks can probably go unnoticed. If someone has a distinctive sense of style, let them wear it. It contributes to their uniqueness.
Walking in worn-out shoes
Some of us will wear a pair of shoes until the soles fall off, whether it’s due to poverty, practicality, or just plain not caring. After that, we’ll duct tape everything back together, superglue the soles back on, and keep wearing the shoes. At least you can be sure they won’t fill the closet with 50 pairs of stilettos or Jordans.
Allow them to keep their worn-out shoes, but perhaps keep a new pair ready for their birthday. Take their lead in terms of footwear.
Having To Wear Funky Work Clothes
No one is a 9 to 5 office worker. Some people are chosen for jobs that have particular…scents. Perhaps they smell like a barn, a deep fryer, or motor oil when they get home. But when you’re in love, none of that matters. As soon as they enter the room, you will still give them a hug and kiss.
Funky as a chook? Your goose is how loose? Whatever your partner smells like, sooner or later you’ll probably stop smelling it.
Refusing to shave body hair
It’s time to once again accept that humans can be furry because it’s the twenty-first century. Even though the practice of shaving and grooming body hair dates back to ancient civilizations like the Egyptians, it wasn’t really a standard for beauty until the 20th century. When you’re in love, having hairy backs and shoulders, or stubble on the legs and armpits, shouldn’t be a deal-breaker.
Don’t worry, the body is entirely covered in hair. If you have any particular concerns about body hair, talk to your partner about what is expected of you.
An Insatiable Hunger
Right, our bodies require fuel to function. Some bodies need more fuel because they never seem to have enough of it. You are not at all put off when the love of your life drives the all-you-can-eat buffet out of business. Even you are impressed. In reality, it might just be an enticement.
Please pass the pizza, fries, and chicken wings! Just make sure that as you go along, you and your partner are on the same page with regard to eating and weight.
We’re discussing being a slob. We’re saying that perhaps they don’t remember to put things away after using them. Perhaps they delayed folding the laundry. Similar to leaving milk on the counter in July with the cap off, this isn’t a complete deal-breaker. It might even be a justification for leaving notes that say, “I love you.” Enjoy your time at work today.
Put your soiled socks in the hamper, please. This habit is manageable to live with on a daily basis if you have the patience.
Wearing Band T-Shirts Every Single Day
It’s wonderful to have interests that you are passionate about, and music lovers frequently have kind hearts. Indeed, there are death metal fans there (some might argue that they are the most exposed). Your partner may have a band shirt for every day of the year if they are into music.
It’s not a big deal, and you can choose to have the T-shirts made into a quilt as a cute gift when they eventually need to be retired and wear out. Who doesn’t adore an enormous T-shirt?
Being Fixated On A Specific Holiday
People value their holidays greatly. They may signify a chance to be yourself, family, community, and celebration. If your significant other is very excited for Halloween, suggest a Gomez and Morticia outfit. Offer to organize the July 4th BBQ. Family gatherings and feasting are a part of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Rosh Hashanah, and Eid al Fitr.
Offer to assist them in preparing a dish to share with their (and your) loved ones at dinner. The two of you will only become closer over the holidays.
Purchasing Cheap Alcohol
When it comes to alcohol, there are times when it’s a matter of local pride. Inquire of any Iowan or Pennsylvanian about Busch Light or Yuengling. Some people prefer a whiskey and Coke, and anything from the well will do. Some people might find it appealing to have a sophisticated palate, but do you care?
Drinking $4 wine with your friends on a Friday night will be just as enjoyable as sipping the best scotch, in my opinion. The fact that you are together is what matters most.
Hold the pickle, lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheese while ordering a cheeseburger with the works. Since your partner has a particular preference, dining out may be a little challenging. Whatever the reason—a texture issue, an allergy, a restriction related to their religion, or just a dislike of bananas—you can always find a way to get around it.
You will still be sharing a meal even if you are eating chicken tikka masala and they are eating cheese pizza.
Possessing A Dad-Mom Bod
Since none of us can be Jack LaLanne, sometimes life causes us to gain or lose a few pounds here and there. After having a child, getting a desk job, changing their metabolism, and having nothing change because that was just their body all along, the person you fell in love with remains the same.
To be sexy, devoted partners, we don’t need to have the bodies of calendar models. Just be up front and honest with yourself about the types of bodies you can handle.
Discussion of Politics
We appear to be more politically aware than ever before, which can lead to a lot of conflict. However, no two people are going to have the exact same political views as one another. He opposes an increase in the local sales tax. Although she thinks your candidate is excellent, she prefers her own.
But since their hearts are in the right place, those differences don’t seem to matter. It’s best to let people form their own opinions as long as they do so in an informed manner.
Religion is a very private matter. Some of our belief systems may be passed down to us from our parents, or we may spend years looking for the solutions on our own before learning what we actually believe. Different religious beliefs are not a deal-breaker for true love, regardless of how we arrive at it or depart from it.
Different spiritual philosophies don’t seem insurmountable when you respect each other’s beliefs and make understanding a part of your relationship. You might simply be more spiritual than anyone else.
Some people find this turn-off habit repulsive—both the object itself and the sound it makes—but it seems that love gives us the enviable ability to ignore it. However, once those initial feelings of being in love pass, you might start to notice things that you missed while the endorphins were pumping.
Although this one leans more toward the bizarre, everyone has unique and interesting quirks, and it’s possible that your person possesses this one.
Some of us simply find it impossible to stay still. When we have restless legs, we fidget and play. Our bodies are telling us that we need to keep moving, which is why we get restless during movies. Our partners may feel the strain of all that boundless energy, but we’re also having trouble.
Consider this: We’ll always want to take a stroll with you. We’ll be your constant travel companions as long as you get us outside the house.
You occasionally come across someone whose methane output could shut down an outdoor concert. Diet may play a role or a natural talent may. In either case, this is the wrong kind of “vocalization” for most people, but if you’re in love, it might be something you can get away with.
Just make sure a window gets cracked. Or perhaps let you know in advance so you can prepare and save yourself.
Having Bland Tastebuds
Someone with bland tastebuds, a cousin of the picky eater, doesn’t require a lot of zest in their food. Mayo is excellent. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys using a variety of spices in your cooking, don’t expect this person to be impressed. However, if you enjoy cooking, having to prepare two pots of chili (yours and theirs) might not be a bad thing.
Ketchup only, please. Perhaps the ketchup is even excessive. The good news is that you can sample two different versions of anything you share!
Being An Addict To Hot Sauce
Tabasco should always be used liberally, and Sriracha is only for novices. You won’t mind if your vegetable crisper is filled with exotic peppers, your cabinets are stocked with the spiciest hot sauces, and your partner is dousing everything in as many scoville units as possible when you’re in love.
Just be aware that this characteristic causes the deadliest farts. At least it won’t be monotonous. You can easily clear the room if you need some alone time.
Having Some Gnarly Feet
In some cases, such as with oddly long toes, it is unavoidable. Sometimes it’s merely a byproduct of their line of work. What does it matter? Pedicures are always affordable when love is blind. It’s not a big deal as long as their feet are clean and odor-free. Can your significant other cross their toes, or do their bones make them cross them automatically all the time?
Another reason you love your partner is something that would turn someone else off. No, dude, not that kind of gnarly.
Having a Coffee Addiction
Need your morning [pot of] coffee to function? Cans of energy drinks lying around on the car’s floor? Okay, so perhaps your love is so wired that they are able to taste sounds. The good news is that they will never run out of energy, and those energy shots make excellent stocking stuffers.
If you stop drinking it, you might experience withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, you won’t ever have to be concerned that your companion will get bored and abandon you.
Cigars are undoubtedly an acquired taste, and not everyone will enjoy the lingering odor they can produce. But since compromising is part of love, you’ll be happy to allow your partner the opportunity to occasionally unwind with a cigar. That is, of course, provided that it is outside, in a lounge, or doesn’t reverberate throughout the entire house.
They have an odd flavor and aroma. But after some time, you’ll probably stop smelling it altogether because you’ll be so accustomed to it.
Being Music Snobs
You won’t ever have to stress about not being able to find a good radio station on your road trips, at least. Your partner will have a (lengthy) playlist prepared and will explain the significance of each song to you. Even if your musical preferences differ, you’ll enjoy discovering new music.
Does it really matter if your tastes differ from theirs even if they don’t criticize you for them? A universal language is music.