Here’s something I didn’t predict: making couple friends as a couple is hard. For starters, making friends in your twenties IN GENERAL is already challenging, but add another person to the mix, and, well, it’s basically twice as hard.
And it takes time! Kevin and I have been together for a year now, and we’re only now settling in to our social scene. For the longest time, it felt as though we didn’t really have any couples to call for last minute dinners or random Sunday afternoon movies. We’re great at doing our own thing — which I think is equally as important — but when it came to socializing together with other couples, we felt a bit isolated.
Thankfully, things have gotten easier, and we’re finally finding our niche. One thing I’ve noticed: almost all couples are open to getting drinks with a new couple, but sometimes it just doesn’t occur to them to speak up. Don’t be afraid to be that person! Another tip? Try not to think of it as two divided friendships, where you click with the girl, while your boyfriend hits it off with the guy. Instead, think of it as just hanging out as a group. There’s often this outdated assumption that the girls will stick together while the guys do their thing, but it’s 2016, people!
I would love to know, if you’re in a relationship, how you and your significant other manage socializing together. It’s not as intuitive as it sounds!
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