Your bestie’s all coupled up, and you’re not–but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hang out with her and her boyfriend this weekend (or any other time!). Sure, being the third wheel can seem awkward, but there are plenty of reasons to love hanging out with your favorite couple.
Here are three reasons why it rocks to be the third wheel:
1. They’re Dying To See You
Your bestie and her boo see each other a ton or probably at least talk to each other every day, so having you around will be like a super awesome breath of fresh air. Tell them about all the cool stuff you’ve been up to. They want to know everything!
2. They’ll Remind You How Much You Love Being Single
She wants to see that cool new documentary, but he wants to see the comedy. She wants to sit close in the theater, but he wants to sit in the back. Sure, they cuddle and get all cutesy too, but remember how many compromises they both have to make to make it work. Isn’t it amazing to be single?!
3. It’s Like Having A Wing-Girl AND A Wing-Man!
If you are looking for someone smoochable (which by no means do you need to be!), going out with a couple is one of the best ways to meet someone. When people see gorgeous little you and no gorgeous partner on your arm, they’ll want to fill that void, pronto. Leave it to your favorite couple to talk you up and make this new hottie putty in your hands.
4. You Have The Best Screeners For Your Next Boo
Sure they help you meet a hottie, but when it comes to serious dating, your couple friends can get really protective over you. Part of it might be selfish…they’re feeling your newbie out for double dates! But a second (and third) opinion can be a great thing. Sure, this can get annoying or stressful when it comes to those first intros, but having two people who only want the best for you could help you make better decisions when you’re coupling up next.
5. You save money
Sometimes doing things with two other people is way cheaper (and better). For example, dim sum for one? Meh. Dim sum for two? Better. Dim sum for three? Awesome! You get to try everything on the menu and only pay for a third of it! And sharing gas costs with two people instead of by yourself…well, that’s beaucoup bucks in your pocket. Same thing for a parking pass at school or even going in on a birthday gift for another friend. Trios can have some pretty budget-friendly upsides!
Have you ever been the third wheel? Do you like hanging out with couples when you’re on your own, or is it awkward for you? Tell us in the comments!