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single life is the best

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I’m currently in a relationship so I’m not the single person who has been adopted by a couple. However, when I was single, there was a very nice couple who just took me in (not literally—I lived separately from them—but emotionally), cared about my struggles, and really invested in my life. There was something particularly comforting about having a committed couple be my close friends like that. Today, my serious boyfriend and I certainly have a good single friend whom we have “adopted.” All three of us just get along like peas in a pod. My boyfriend and I both think she’s just such a catch and we really want her to find her special someone. We’re protective of her, and we genuinely enjoy having her around—she never feels like a third wheel. And I know she gets perks from it, too. Here’s why being the single friend adopted by a couple is the best.


You get a male friend, without the weirdness

As the single woman, you get a male friend out of being friends with this couple, but it doesn’t come with any of the weirdness that can often come with befriending a man. He’s in a relationship, so that’s that. And furthermore, you hang with him and his partner. It’s very much established that this is a platonic male friend, and having those is so important.

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