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Long term relationships: pros and cons


I’ve been dating the Theater Producer for over four months now. Yes proper dating, from when I asked her out after Epic Date #1. She thought we were dating before then but that would be a mistake like thinking the Earth was flat or that Indiana Jones IV was any good.

This puts this relationship in as the longest one I’ve had since starting the blog (previous relationships – Consultant, Fez and well erm, some incidents), and one of the longest ones of my life.

No really, I’m that bad at keeping relationships going. I don’t really do pets either. I’m so bad at relationships I think I qualify for disabled parking.

We haven’t really argued in all that time, although we will never agree over if the Y axis on a controller should be inverted or not – It’s a nerd thing to do with computer games, all you need to know is inverting is WRONG.

Here are some other unexpected benefits of being in a long term* relationship:

  • They know how you like your coffee and you know how they like yours.
  • You can force them to read books you like.
  • Sometimes they buy you chocolates.
  • They know to act impressed when you show them a picture of a dinosaur you made at work.
  • Cheese toasties may be made for you unexpectedly.
Unexpected downsides to being in a long term* relationship
  • You have to pick up a lot of spiders and put them outside, even if you are just about to fall asleep.
  • You may get into a slightly competitive game of ‘who can give their girlfriend the best gifts for no reason’ with your friend.
  • Watching DVD Box sets takes ages because you aren’t allowed to watch the next one until they are around.
  • If you give them a draw they will slowly take over your room.
  • Apparently it’s never the right time to scribble on your girlfriend’s face when she is sleeping.
Marriage percentage : 77% (Yes, that’s right, one more than Biscuit gave Jen. IN YOUR FACE LOSERS)


*By my standards which puts me at about the same level as mayfly or the half life of Seaborgium.

  1. Curious
    November 11, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Where is Biscuit? He’s been gone ages.

    • November 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      I do hassle him to write stuff all the time, but erm, well. It’s an area with room for improvement.

  2. November 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    For the record? I am all about inverting. I think it may be a woman-thing.

  3. tolly
    December 27, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I personally think long term rlshps b4 marriage becme monotoneous.the bf starts actin lyk he pt a ring on ur finger & z convinced nt 2 marry cz he sees no difference btwn the ‘rlshp’ & marriage..

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