DO you know a couple who’ve been together so long they might as well be siblings? Here are some other relationships that are a bit odd.
The couple who have been together since they were 14
This pair were your year’s golden couple when they started going out in 1995, and you could only dream of a romance like it. However, 28 years have passed and these two are still soldiering on, each secretly wondering what it would be like to have sex with someone – anyone – else. They are the sunk cost fallacy made flesh and everyone who was once jealous now feels sorry for them, the weirdos.
The person who goes out with their best friend’s sibling
Is this person secretly in love with their best friend and their best friend’s sibling is the next best thing? Or do they not really give a shit about the friendship and don’t care about the potential difficulties if the relationship goes awry? Either way, this is a strange scenario with the potential for a lot of drama and not much else.
The couple with the huge age difference
A couple of years either way is obviously fine. About ten is acceptable. But when you move into the realms of a couple of decades, something weird is going on. No fit young thing genuinely fancies a wrinkly elder, so they’re either in it for the money or they have a creepy grandparent fetish. Neither of which make for a healthy relationship. Imagine never knowing if they love you or just your Werther’s Originals.
The person who gets together with their boss
Aside from the dodgy power imbalance thing, getting it on with your boss is just plain tacky. And it’s especially bad if they’re planning to continue to work together. Nobody wants to catch them trying to have a sneaky snog in the kitchen, or stumbling red-faced from the stationery cupboard. Shagging the boss should be a sackable offence, which it may well be if someone hotter joins the department.
The couple who got together as the result of an affair
Once the initial home-wrecking dust has settled, everyone will pretend to be fine with this couple, while secretly discussing them behind their backs. Will they cheat on each other with other people? Do they feel a creeping sense of guilt which eats away at their happiness? Did they quickly realise they didn’t really like each other but felt obliged to stay together after they’d caused so much heartache? Nobody knows, but everyone absolutely loves speculating, so in a way home-wrecking is a good thing.