Love

10 Dumb Fights Every Couple Has

It's not about the restaurant, but it's not that it's not about the restaurant.

By: Frank Kobola

Even the best couples argue. While there are plenty of relationship-ending megafights, there are also tons of fights that pose no real significance whatsoever. The sooner you realize you don't really care about the subject matter you're fighting over, the better. But for now, take solace in knowing that if any of these ten fight categories have tripped you and your boo up, you're not alone.

1. Arguing over where to eat.

Either the argument stems from both of you feeling incredibly certain on where you should eat, or you both are so ambivalent on what to stuff into your bodies that you've got option paralysis. This fight could strike anywhere: Maybe you're sitting in bed trying to figure out what to order on Uber Eats, you could be driving down the highway, pointing at various signs asking each other if you should pull over there, and eventually shouting, "Well, now we missed it and it's too late."

2. Getting in a fight over whether or not you find that actor attractive.

You're watching a movie. One of you turns to the other and says, "Do you think they're hot?" The other probably says something along the lines of, "Nah, not really." And then — and this is the key here — the first one says, "You're lying." It's an argument not just about the subjective hotness of a star, but about accusing your partner of lying. A bloodbath.

3. Constantly debating for years whether or not you actually saw Josh Gad at the mall that one time.

It's something you'll never settle, and you'll both wish one of you approached him to say, "Hey, are you Josh Gad, the star of Frozen?" You could've sworn it was him. Your partner doesn't understand why Josh Gad, also known as LeFou from the 2017 live-action Beauty and the Beast, would be shopping at your local mall by himself. This is an argument you've had multiple times in front of other people, forcing friends and loved ones to take sides.

4. Eternally struggling over what constitutes “room temperature.”

If you have found a partner that likes the same thermostat setting as you in every season, you are the luckiest couple in the world. Everyone else has to wage war over the plastic dial constantly.

5. How much water should go into a pot of water you’re planning on boiling.

Sometimes, couples can't hold back, no matter how inane the argument. Should you follow the directions on the box of pasta to determine how many cups of water you put in, or does it really matter? Do you add salt? Do you break the spaghetti in half or just let it sit and naturally soften and slide into the pot? You've been making pasta this way your whole life and you refuse to budge. If you can't identify with this directly, you can certainly identify with the spirit of the argument.

6. Any fight that occurs 10 or more minutes after you’re late for something.

Someone perpetually being late is a legitimate reason to fight. But every fight you pick because you're both stressed out and scrambling to get ready is probably not a fight you'll ever have again.

7. One of you forever trying to throw away the other’s favorite (ugly) piece of clothing.

Everyone has that item they refuse to throw away, whether it be an old t-shirt with holes in it, or a sweater that's way out of fashion but has too much sentimental value to ditch. For most couples, this is a cold war.

8. Who ate the last of the chips.

Specifically, was the chip-finisher justified in their action? Was that bag portioned out evenly over the course of the week it was consumed? Is this fair? Should you start buying your own groceries?

9. One of you stealing the covers while you’re asleep.

Really, you shouldn't be judged for anything done in your sleep. It's why you can't be charged with murder if you were sleepwalking when it happened. But this can be a problem if one of you is restless in the night and spools the covers around themselves.

10. Borrowing the other’s pajamas until they have nothing left.

Generally, these arguments can go either way in terms of who fills what role. But in this instance, it's usually girls stealing the guy's pajamas. Guys don't' really steal their girlfriend's pajamas — it's very much a one-way street. There will come a day when he realises he has no pajamas, and they're all on his SO's side of the closet. That day will be the start of war.

Via: Cosmopolitan US