Post # 1
Last night’s episode of “How I Met Your Mother” focused around Lily and Marshall wanting to find another couple to be friends with. It got me thinking about couple friends. My husband and I are lucky enough that my best friend is married to his best friend, so I guess they would qualify as our couple friends (if they didn’t live so far away). However, if it weren’t for this coincidence, I’m not sure we’d have another couple that we got along so well with. A lot of our individual friends have SOs, but we never really seem to click with their partners as well as we have with our original friend.
Do you and your SO have “couple friends”? Did you become friends with them as a couple or were you friends with one member of the couple first?
Post # 3
I watched that episode! So silly, they were super intense lol.
We actually are lucky in the same way, my best friend is engaged to my fiance’s best friend. We’re all in each others weddings which are 4 months apart. I met my best friend through my Fiance though because he’d been friends with his BF since they were little. But, we live in 2 different states so we’re limited in the activities we can do together, and when we are together the boys usually go play and we do our girlie things lol. I love the idea of having a few couples to go out with. We’re gonna be moving to CT where all of the couples we do know are so hopefully that’ll make things easier. Sometimes its just more fun in a group!
Post # 4
There are several couples that we are friends with. Honestly, they are all my friends and their SOs. We don’t go to B&Bs together, but we do dinner together regularly.
I LOVE HIMYM. Marshall’s video montages were hysterical!!
Post # 5
We hardly have any friends let alone couple friends. We pretty much have lost touch with alot of old friends:(
Post # 6
LOL, I saw that episode last night! It got me thinking…we really only have 1 set of “couple friends” where both of us get along really well with both of them. She and I have been friends for a while, and when Fiance and her DH met, they instantly got along. They helped us move into our new place, and we just all had dinner together for my birthday a few weeks ago. Most of my other friends are either single or Fiance and their DH haven’t really met/clicked yet.
Post # 7
The Fi and I have tons of couple friends!!! In fact 5 of the couples we know got engaged this year! Crazy huh, I guess were at the age where everyone is settling down and getting married!
Most of our couple friends have been together awhile so we knew them as couples already and the ones that haven’t, we ended up being friends with their SOs too. I guess when your friends with someone and like their personality you figure that their SO would have the same personality and interest. So thankfully it’s worked out good friendship wise.
Post # 8
Nope, and its kinda frustrating. Most of my friends are 400 miles away and while they’re in relationships, they’re not quite where we are. My friends here are single, so I just get on their nerves. Most of his friends are either forever single or immature in their relationships (aka not serious about who they’re dating).
Bummer. We need a friend group.
Post # 9
Our closest friends are still the people we were close with in college. In a quick nutshell, my best friend and FI’s best friend dated all through college. My best friend ended up setting me up with Fiance, lol So they are our closest couple friends and we are getting married 7 weeks before them next summer.
It seems like a lot of our other friends are coupling up with people these days, so yes, we have a lot of couple friends!
Post # 10
we have one good set of “couple friends”. the guy was actually a friend from school who happened to move to the same city as me after graduation, because his fiancee happened to have a job there. very similar situation to Fiance and i. i didn’t meet his fiancee right away, but when we all met we clicked! lucky, because it’s fun to do things with other couples!!
Post # 11
Not really :o( Our “couples friends” are FI’s friends from work and they’re all 8-10 years older than us. They have more money (since they’re established in their careers) and always want to go out to super-expensive dinners, trips, etc. Plus, they’re just generally into different things/interests than us.
All of my friends are single! I would love to find more couples friends around our age/interests.
Post # 12
we have a TON of “couple friends.” The saturday before ours (as in 7 days before our wedding!) one set of couple friends got married and we were in their wedding. Then they were in ours! We’re one of the first to marry, but the rest are close behind 🙂
Post # 13
I’m 31, and most of our close friends are couples — in fact, there are so few single women coming to our wedding that I am not throwing my bouquet. It’s lovely, though, especially when going out to dinner and having parties.
Post # 14
One set of couple friends. Who don’t live near us. Otherwise, it’s usually *his* friend and his SO, or *my* friend and her SO and then some awkward talk while we all try to get to be better friends. His friends all have really nice SO’s, I just wouldn’t venture to say we’re buddies or anything yet. We don’t go shopping together or hang out or stuff unless our husbands are there too
Post # 15
We have a lot of couple friends as well, although I wouldn’t call any of these people my best friend. We met most of them through my husband, who is a really social person, while I am much more shy.
We do have nights where the girls and guys split up, but I never enjoy those as much as when the group is all together.
Post # 16
I am so sad that I missed it! I didn’t even have my TV on! I completely forgot! 🙁
We do have some couple friends but not many-one is our Bridesmaid or Best Man who just got married. Anyone else is older, FI’s siblings, or has a very busy schedule. Hmm. Maybe we should see our Bridesmaid or Best Man & his wife again soon! 🙂