I wrote some time ago about how I have been immortalized as the perennial Third Wheel. Well, last night I was out with my good friend and her boyfriend. And I have to say, not once did they make me feel like the third wheel. Rather than making me feel like this:
…they made me feel like this:
Which is, really, so nice. It is already awkward enough as a single lady when you put yourself out there in couple situations, but it really does make it wayyyyy worse when the couple you are with just keeps plowing in the fact that they are a 2 and you are a 1. But these friends just made me feel like (what I will affectionately refer to) the “third person.” Not like I was the removable entity in the group, but rather that there were three people and we were just having a nice time.
I also had a similar situation last week, with a good friend of mine. He is married, and never do I feel awkward or uncomfortable or made to feeling like a sad sap around him and his wife. I guess it does come down to couples that really feel the need to flaunt their “Coupledom” to others ALL THE TIME! (I will refer you to another of my brilliant postings…P. D. Ewwwwwwwww!). I’m not saying it’s a bad thing to have affection for someone you love, but there is that instance where I do start to wonder at times, are these people trying to prove a point or just make me go home and cry into my New Kids in the Block pillow case from when I was 4?
Regardless, I will say that I’d much rather be the third person, then be the third wheel. Remember, good things do come in threes!