We’ve all been there: Your best friend calls you up, all excited — and you know it’s a big deal, because who actually talks on the phone anymore? They tell you that they’ve met someone really special, and they want you to meet them.
The next thing you know, they’re always together, even when you’re supposed to be hanging out one-on-one for some bestie time.
So what can you do? Well, one guy seems to have decided that he’s better off embracing his role as a third wheel…
Meet Peter Alden, a 29-year-old single guy who lives in New York City (that’s him in the ocean).
Given the amount of time people spend on social media, you can’t avoid all the photos of couples sharing their engagement shots through a million different Internet outlets. Yes, we’re all happy for them, but at some point they just become a little bit boring and cliché.
For one single San Francisco writer, David Sikorski, it got to be a little bit too much.
So what did he do? He hit back by announcing his own engagement to his own one true love — a burrito — and then sharing his joy (but not his salsa) with his Facebook friends.
First dates can be really nerve-wracking, and it’s probably safe to assume that your date won’t be the smooth, suave, and charming person they usually are in their everyday life.
But that’s no excuse for having a complete nightmare first date like the one Toronto writer Anne Thériault recently witnessed and live-tweeted.
It begins with Anne catching sight of the disastrous date…
Maybe this guy is a little nervous?
Nope, he’s just a moron.
James Franco never did seem like the selfless type.
Ugh, writers are the worst. Oh, wait…
One nerd’s tribute to his late wife is beyond moving.
They say your thirtieth birthday is one of those “milestone” dates, and for Rafael Mantesso, that couldn’t have been more true — for reasons you wouldn’t expect.
His wife left him. She took their cookware, their furniture, their photos, and their decorations. She left Rafael alone in an empty, all-white apartment.
The only thing she didn’t take was their bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo.
But instead of dooming and glooming, Mantesso got creative.
The true Hunger Games.
Relationships are a lot of work, but if you find the right person it’s totally worth it.
Sometimes, however, people decide to call it quits and instead of making a clean, honest break they, well, cheat.
While that’s an issue in itself, the real drama often occurs when they get caught — especially if their partner decides to get “creative” with their revenge.
Needless to say, there really are no winners here. But if forced to choose, I would say revenge — although often bitter — tastes a little bit sweeter.
Via: Relationship Surgery
For Jeremy and Justice Stamper, their love story began early when they met at their Sunday school church back when they were just 10 and 11 years old.
After years of separation, the two rekindled their relationship during their high school years.
When Ben Moser was in the 4th grade, he made a very serious promise to his mom after attending his cousin’s prom walk: When he grew up, he was going to ask his friend Mary Lapkowicz to prom.
Ben and Mary, who has Down syndrome, shared a really special bond in those days, their fourth grade teacher told The Patriot-News —
He watched over her constantly. If she was looking like she wasn’t having fun, he would go over and talk to her. He would pull her in to what ever activity they were doing. He just always watched out for her.
In 6th grade, Mary moved to another district and attended Central Dauphin high school where her father, Tom, teaches math, and Ben remained at Susquehanna.