Post # 1
People make up crazy rules for dieting: broken cookies have no calories if you didn’t break them yourself, a diet coke and a cookie cancel out calories, etc.
So, do you have any crazy relationship rules? Here’s mine to get the game started: You may choose any one short relationship to completely erase from history as a brief mental breakdown. It can’t be a lengthy one of over a year, unfortunately, because it’s hard to claim temporary insanity over such a period. And you only get ONE so you have to pick wisely. Based on these rules, while it’s tempting to erase a 3 month relationship I had when I was 16 (a classic bad boy), it was a no harm-no foul relationship and I figure I can plead that I’ve since matured. Instead, I was single after I broke up with my college boyfriend until I started dating my ex (alas, according to the rules I can’t erase that relationship because it was too long) – no short term rebound relationship in there, no ma’am!
So, what is your crazy relationship rule? Or who would you erase from everyone’s memory, including your own, if you adopted my rule?
Post # 3
I’ve actually used that rule with my first bf. I never count him, and it really got to the point where I forgot I dated him! I was a freshman in hs and just dated him b/c I wanted a bf, not b/c I actually liked him. And I’ve always been kind of embarrassed about that, so like I said, I just don’t count him as my ex bf.
Post # 4
Not my rule, but I have a friend who says that if she’s only had oral sex or sex with a condom, or only pull-and-pray with a guy, she doesn’t count them in her total number of sex partners, if she’s asked about that.
Post # 5
@Neva: Eeks, I feel like pull-and-pray ought to count double, not as a freebie! Did she have a rational for not counting that or sex with condoms? (The oral sex is a more common one, I know a lot that think it doesn’t count.)
Post # 6
@Neva: “Pull and Pray”? Awesome term. Adding it to repetoire. lol
Post # 7
@kay01: Without being too graphic, she feels that both sex with a condom and pull-and-pray are somehow “incomplete” acts. She thinks that the guy had to um..make a deposit…for her to have to count it. So she can claim she has only had sex with two guys, when I know its more like (I’m guessing) eight. But then again (as she points out), anyone who asks her such a rude question doesn’t deserve an answer anyway.
Post # 8
@Neva: Does she tell her future sexual partners the real number? I don’t think it’s a rude question to ask someone you are about to have sex with so that you can at least figure out whether you want to see an STD test before jumping in bed.
Warning: This post may have been a little blunt and harsh
Post # 9
you have to apologize or say excuse me if you fart while we are touching (sitting on the same couch, lying in bed). If you just happen to be in the same room, you don’t have to say anything.
you have to sit on the couch together before work for five minutes every day.
you have to double check the lock on the front door every time you leave.
Post # 10
I really like the sitting on the couch together for five minutes every day before work rule!!
Post # 11
Um….. we don’t really have any weird rules haha. We never leave the house, come home, or go to bed without a hug and a kiss. That’s a pretty solid rule, but probably not very weird 🙂
Post # 12
When we first started dating, I told FI that he couldn’t fart while we were really close to eachother more than two times a month, and there was no rollover. LOL. Luckily, he’s been pretty good about it and now it’s just a standing joke that he’s deducting from his toot bank.
I would like to keep the rule that we never pee in front of eachother in the bathroom( I just never want to be THAT comfortable). How I Met Your Mother episode on the same subject made me laugh, haha.