Some people do not view couples as great friends. We usually call those people “single”. But all kidding aside, there can sometimes be a bit of a stigma attached to making a couple as friends. After all, when you make friends, is it not all about the individual connection you have with another person? How can you possibly have two individual connections at once?
Well, things don’t always go that way. But that’s no reason that making great friends – even two at a time – should be on your list of things not to do. In this article, we’re going to tackle a few “couple” stereotypes that actually can bring something new to the table – especially if you’re someone in a couple yourself. Let’s take a look at the types of couples that can make great friends.
The Happy Travelers
Let’s face it: traveling isn’t always easy. If you’ve ever gone on a road trips with good friends and ended up arguing over minute details all along the way, you know how much tension can come with the exhaustion of traveling. But couples that travel together well can be few and far between – which means you should treasure them when you find them. If you find a couple that falls into the “happy travelers” category, you’ve found some very good people indeed: travel companions.
Since traveling can be a great way to get out and see the world, have new adventures, and bond with other people, the “happy travelers” couple can often be the ideal set of friends. They also help lighten your financial burden and generally give you a good excuse to get out of the house.
No, we’re not necessarily talking about the actual honeymooners – people who are traveling on their literal honeymoon. “Honeymooners” can represent any couple that’s still in that honeymoon phase of the relationship – they’re still getting along famously, excited by the novelty of a new relationship, and are generally a joy to be around with, particularly if you can double-date. The honeymooners may not always be great friends to have, depending on where their relationship goes – but for now, they can be fun.
Some people are turned off by people still in the honeymoon stage of their relationships. But so what? If you’re not turned off by that behavior, enjoy the company of this type of couple and have some fun.
The Experienced Couple
In contrast to the last couple, consider a couple that’s been together for a long time – think decades, not years. The experienced couple can be so good at spending time with each other that they’re perfectly able and willing to give other individuals the attention they need. It’s in direct contrast to the “honeymooners,” but the experienced couple might not rub some people the wrong way the way honeymooners can.
This type of couple tends to be older, which is great for you if that’s what you’re looking for. Even sites like Kupple.com, which often attract a younger crowd, can still get you to meet an “experienced” couple or two. These are the types of friends that can give you advice, enjoy a good slow Sunday afternoon, and generally act less needy than other couples often do. If you like life at a slower pace, this couple might be a better set of friends for you and yours.