Essential πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ Date Survival πŸ™πŸΌ Cheat-Sheet πŸ“ for the One ☝🏼 Who's a Third Wheel πŸ™„ ...

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Come with us, they said;

it will be fun, they said.

Yeah, that’s usually how third-wheel dates start out.

And we’ve all been there, we’ve all been talked into spending quality time with couples, but there is a reason why we all tremble at the word β€˜third-wheel.’ Having a great time with two people who can’t take their eyes off each other can be quite a challenge, but hey, it’s not impossible!

There are ways to make your experience a little bit more pleasant and turn it into something positive.

1. Participate in Conversations, Don’t Remain Silent

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Nobody voluntarily puts himself or herself in the third-wheel position, but if you accidentally end up in one, make the most of it.

Don’t be awkward and isolate yourself, instead imagine you are hanging out with a group of friends and jump into conversations when it is appropriate to do so.

However, if the couple is talking about their own business, find something to redirect your focus to.

2. Ask Questions and Receive Input from Both of Them

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This could be a perfect opportunity for you to ask them relationship questions if that is what you are in need of and receive genuine inputs from both sides of a relationship.2

Assuming that the couple is comfortable with sharing their experience, you can learn from their mistakes and carry those lessons over into your own love life.

Long-lived couples are wise on the topic of relationships!

So use them as your personal love gurus.

3. Plan Activities That Are Meant to Be Done in Groups

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Once you find out that you are going to be third-wheeling, make sure you are not agreeing to do something that might be a perfect romantic date idea.2

For example, say β€˜no’ to going to a screening of a scary movie or a stroll in a park.

You don’t need to constantly be reminded of the fact that you are a β€˜single pringle.’ Pick out something you’ll all enjoy as a group!

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