7 White Lies It's Okay to Tell at the Beginning of a New Relationship
Honesty is always the best policy, especially when it comes to relationships.
That said, there's a time and a place for tiny, harmless white lies in every partnership.
What are those frivolous fibs, you may be wondering? Keep scrolling to discover seven white lies it's totally okay to tell your S.O. at the start of a new relationship.
1. You Like Every Single One of Their Friends
The odds of you being cool with every single one of their friends are slim to none. Sure, you'll like some or most of them, but there'll definitely be one or two who irritate you just a little bit. If your negative feelings towards them are relatively minor, it's more than fine to tell your S.O. you like their annoying friends. But if your reason for disliking them is something major, don't hesitate to speak to your S.O. about it.
2. You Love Their Favorite TV Show
When someone sits you down and forces you to watch their fave TV show with them, you know it's real. You might end up enjoying it just as much as them, or you could not get it at all. It's okay, it happens. Just don't be harsh about your dislike towards something they cherish with their entire heart. Say you like it, too, and leave it at that. No harm done.
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3. You Appreciate Their Unique Taste in Music
Similar to the example above, sharing their all-time favorite artists and songs with you is more intimate than you'd expect. Yes, they want you to appreciate it as much as they do, but that's not always how it goes down. Rather than denounce their interesting taste in music, tell them you find it enjoyable, as well. You don't have to go overboard with your affection, because they'll see right through you. Simply say you're fond of it and move on.
4. You're Never Annoyed By Their Sense of Humor
Everyone has a unique sense of humor that sets them apart from the rest. In the beginning of a relationship, you'll find yourself relishing in the hilarity. But even a week into it, you'll notice yourself getting annoyed by it almost every single day. Keep your cool and don't blow up at them when you feel it bubbling up. And if they ever ask if you're mad, don't let 'em see you sweat.
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5. You're Unfazed By Their Inconsistent Texting
During the first few days of a new relationship, the texting will be pretty consistent and constant. There'll rarely ever be a lull in the conversation, and you'll never tire of it. A few weeks farther down the road, you'll notice that the texting becomes totally inconsistent. It's not necessarily a bad sign, but it's easy to assume the worst. Whenever they joke about how much they suck at texting and ask if you worry when they don't respond back to you for a few days, mention that it doesn't make you nervous. You know they like you, but are also aware that they're busy and their own person. Not a single couple texts 24/7, 365.
6. You Don't Mind When You Don't See Them All Too Often
Again, it's totally normal not to communicate with or see your new S.O. all that often in the very beginning. And you're going to feel like something's wrong. It's not, so derail those negative thoughts before they take you somewhere you don't want to go. When your S.O. brings up how little time you've spent together and blames it on your schedule, put their mind at ease by telling them you get it. It's not that you don't want to spend time together, but everyone needs time apart to be their own person and do their own things.
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7. You Agree With (Almost) Everything They Have to Say
Sometimes you're going to have to agree with your S.O. even when you don't really feel the same way they do about something, all for the sake of avoiding an argument. Partaking in occasional quarrels is healthy for relationships, but there'll be countless times when you don't want to squabble. The easiest way to avoid that is by agreeing and moving on. Be the bigger person and squash the debate before you spend three hours bickering over their love of orange soda. Trust us, you'll thank us later.
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