I've Got The Ice-Cream-On-The-Couch-Movie-Night Kind Of Love And I Couldn't Be Happier

I've Got The Ice-Cream-On-The-Couch-Movie-Night Kind Of Love And I Couldn't Be Happier

I don't need a fancy night out on the town to have a good time.
279
views

All my life I have seen, in movies and books and real life, that relationships mean nights out and fancy dates and getting dressed up. In all honesty, it looked like A LOT of work. Work I was not willing to give nor did I feel was necessary to give.

Anywho, once life brought along a wonderful human I get to call my boyfriend my thought process on relationships completely changed.

THANK THE LORD IT DID.

I am very low key, laid back, kinda tomboyish and my least favorite thing is dressing up and going out. My version of a perfect night is staying in with a good book, movie, or sports game and just relaxing. I could do that every single night.

So, when I realized I was falling in love with this boy I panicked. A million thoughts went through my head thinking about all the things I will have to do. Will I have to go out every weekend? Do I have to dress up? I was actually seriously worried about this.

Turns out I definitley did not need to be.

Brandon (this is the boyfriend in case you were lost), is just as low key and lazy as I am and that is absolutely perfect. The number of times we stay in compared to the number of times we have a night out is significantly different. And I love it.

Yes, we go out for food and do little dates occasionally. I do enjoy having a nice night out every once in a while, but our go-to "date night" is definitley on a couch at one of our houses.

Despite the occasional Chipotle date or a trip to somewhere amazing like the zoo, we are spending our money on two pints of Ben & Jerry's and heading home to cuddle up under a blanket and put on a movie. A movie that is never watched because we get distracted by talking and laughing, but it is absolutely perfect.

The point is, no relationship is the same. Everyone is different. Don't wish you could be like someone else's relationship or think your relationship has to be a certain way. You have to be your own person. You can't wish for things that just aren't you.

I know many people in my life who like the life of going out with their boyfriends whenever they can. They like to dress up, put on makeup and feel pretty. And that is perfectly fine!

For me, I am totally an completely in love with what I have.

I have my ice cream dates and cuddles on the couch with someone who is as in love with me as I am with him and I couldn't be happier.

Cover Image Credit: Caitlin Johnston

Literally, so hot RN

Literally, so hot RN

To The Boyfriend Who Makes It Feel Like Valentine's Day Every Single Day Of The Year

I couldn't ask for better.

1145
views

If love is in the air and it's all over your Instagram feed, that can only mean one thing: Valentine's Day is approaching.

When it comes to Valentine's Day, people typically try to go over the top and demonstrate how much love they have for someone else through giving gifts. Whether that's flowers, chocolates, or going out to dinner, the gifts are meant to show that it's a special day that's all about the person they love.

That's not the case for me.

Valentine's Day is just another day to me. The love I receive from my boyfriend on a daily basis makes me feel like a queen every day, so nothing will really change once February 14th rolls around.

To him, I just want to say two things: thank you, and I love you.

Growing up, I never thought I would know a love as wholesome as yours. I sure as hell never thought I would deserve it, either, but you've shown me my worth and what real love feels like.

I used to not know my worth. I used to only know love as something that turned toxic and controlling. You changed all of that once you came into my life. You have shown me a healthy love that was trusting and unconditional, and I'll love you forever because of that.

I don't need Valentine's Day to know how much you love me. I don't need flowers, chocolates, or anything material to know that you see the rest of your life by my side. I know all of these things because you consistently show me that they're true on a daily basis.

You show me love in everything you do, whether that's holding the door open for me when we go out to eat, asking me how my day was, or making sure that my mental health is okay. You always greet me with a hug and a kiss, and you make me feel like I'm the most important person in the entire world.

You don't need to demonstrate a grand gesture to prove to me that you love me because I've never once doubted your feelings for me. You always tell me how beautiful I am and all of the things you love about me. I'm so thankful to be so head over heels for someone who cares about me with all of their heart.

I could never ask for someone better than you to be my partner in crime. You know me better than I know myself and I love every fiber of who you are. I know that in everything you do, you have me in your mind and your heart. You've shown me what it means to truly love someone, and for that, I'm so grateful.

Thank you for showing me what I deserve, and thank you for making every day feel like the most romantic holiday on the calendar. I love you.

OMG, check these out

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

If You're Grossed Out By PDA, Then Don't Look At Me And My Boyfriend Kissing, Easy As That

Building my relationship and showing my boyfriend how much I love him will always be more important than catering to someone's bitterness.

1150
views

Whenever I see two people kiss, I always smile to myself briefly before looking away. That may sound weird, but honestly, there's something really heartwarming about knowing that other people are happy and in love. In a world that all too often seems full of hatred, heartbreak, and suffering, I try to value little moments of love. I've always felt this way, regardless of whether I was moody or happy, single or cuffed, and having a good or bad day. But apparently, other people, as I've recently found out, don't feel the same way.

"Do you two ever brush your teeth?"

"Are you picking bugs off of each other?"

*Other various glares and audibly annoyed sounds*

Talk about a mood killer, right?

I'll never get what possesses people to say stuff like that when there's a simple solution to this problem.

Don't like it? Don't look.

No one is forcing you to watch us be affectionate with each other. You can easily turn around, check the notifications on your phone, or talk to whoever you're with instead.

I've kissed my boyfriend in LOADS of places: restaurants, bus stops, school buildings, carnivals, parks, beaches, cars, apartments, social gatherings, and so on... And I can promise you that even when you act disgusted by what we're doing or make a nasty comment about us, we're not going to stop. So there's really no point in wasting your breath or expending energy on overdramatic facial expressions.

Even if just for a brief moment, try to think about why a couple might be showing affection for each other in public. (News flash: They're not doing it to deliberately make you comfortable.) It's more than likely that these two people are making the most of a moment.

They're happy and in love. There's nothing wrong with that.

On the flip side, why are you making such a big deal out of something that doesn't involve you whatsoever? My guess is that you're either unbearably lonely, jealous because your own relationship isn't suiting your needs, or just generally coldhearted. If any of those scenarios are true, I wouldn't be surprised. You chose to be hateful and rude over being civil and staying out of matters that don't personally involve you.

Regardless of the circumstance, it's a you problem that you need to work out on your own time.

Just like communication and effort, affection is an important part of a relationship. I want my boyfriend to know that regardless of where we are or who is around us, I will never be embarrassed or reluctant to kiss him or touch him. His feelings guide my behavior. He's my #1 priority. Building my relationship and showing my boyfriend how much I love him will always be more important than catering to someone's bitterness.

You can't avoid being around happy couples in public (really, we're everywhere), but you can change your reaction to them. And that's that.

OMG, check these out

Facebook Comments