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People can be pretty negative about the third wheel setup but I, personally, have always loved tagging along with my couple friends. If you’re confident in yourself, there’s no need to worry about being the single person sitting alone on one side of the table, with the couple sitting on the booth side, snuggling. Being third wheel doesn’t automatically mean you don’t have other friends. And, you don’t need to focus on the fact that you’re half of one part of a double date. Don’t think of it in terms of any of that—you’re not an incomplete part of a couple. You’re your own entity, enjoying the perks that come from being single, and spending time around a loving couple. And the perks are plentiful. Stop panicking when your buddy bails on you, leaving you third wheel. Think about the upsides. Being a third wheel is something you’ll miss when you’re not single. Here is why hanging with a couple when single is actually the best.


Sometimes they pick up the check

They split an appetizer and a bottle of wine, and you just got your little measly bowl of pasta. They’re not going to ask you to give them $11.95 when they’re already throwing down $60 for their part. You know they just grab the whole tab.

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