Ever feel like the odd man out? These awkward third wheels have it SO much worse than you.
The only thing more awkward than strangers making out on top of you is being the only one in a group notkissing someone. Maybe we're just faster with our cameras these days, but thanks to sites like Reddit, we've noticed people (and animals) are capturing their third wheel, fifth wheel — even ninth wheel situations more than ever.
Sure, it's strange to be the only one not paired off in a group, but how do you react to rolling solo? From the angry third wheel to the fifth wheel who embraces her singlehood, we're counting down our 10 favorites.
Let us know which one you are in the comments!
1. Hey-Look-At-Me Wheel
You're the type that doesn't mind tagging along, in fact, you think it's so awesome ... until your iPhone battery dies or you've already sent this photo to every single one of your contacts. Then you realize your friends are still going at it in front of you. Ok, guys, shows over!
2. Sneaky Puppy Dog Wheel
Are you the type who tries to get sympathy, a dance and then a date using that cute puppy dog face when everyone else is smooching? Nice try. Okay, fine maybe it works just a little.
It's easy to be happy with someone when you're feeling good about life. But what about when you're not doing so well? Do you want to see him when you've been denied a raise, or your cat died or you had a plain old bad day? He should be a comfort during tough times, not a burden.
You don't want to change the essence of who he is. There may be stuff that irritates you in everyday life—he insists on wearing his favorite, holey T-shirt, he eats sugar cereal for dinner, he still watches Saturday morning cartoons—but you like him, plain and simple.
If you do have crucial differences that will impact your future together—different opinions about religion, money or something else—you want to work them out with him, and you believe you can come to a conclusion that will satisfy both of you.
Sometimes it's that easy. You feel like he understands some essential part of you that you can't explain or articulate. It's a warm, comfortable feeling—and one you should have with the person you marry.