With all of the different relationships out there, it's hard to sit down and actually come up with the pros and cons of a love triangle. If you're considering getting into a situation where you are dating two guys or two girls at the same time (or one of each if you want!) and they all know about each other, you might want to take a look at my list of the top 10 pros and cons of a love triangle. These types of relationships can work, but they can take a lot of time too!
Table of contents:
- pro: tons of emotional support
- con: emotions can overwhelm you
- pro: you know the people very well
- con: someone can feel out of the loop
- pro: you can be honest
- con: love can get in the way
- pro: fulfillment
- con: it can get messy
- pro: physical satisfaction
- con: it can break up a friendship
1 Pro: Tons of Emotional Support
When you are in a love triangle, one of the biggest pros is that there is typically a lot of emotional support! This is one of the pros and cons of a love triangle that keep people in these types of relationships (or dating situations!). You have two different people supporting you at the same time, that's awesome!
2 Con: Emotions Can Overwhelm You
Being in a love triangle is hard, I'm not going to lie to you. The emotional strain can be difficult and while you have that emotional support, the emotions can still overwhelm you sometimes. This is especially true if you've got to make a decision about dating one person over the other (or if you are thinking about ending one relationship in favor of the other).
3 Pro: You Know the People Very Well
Typically, when you are in a love triangle, you know the people pretty well. You've either been friends with them or you have gotten to know them as you go on dating them. That's a great pro! To have two people in your life that mean the world to you is honestly awesome and it's rare to have!
4 Con: Someone Can Feel out of the Loop
There is always that 'third wheel' type of feeling when you are in a love triangle type of relationship, so you've really got to make sure that everyone involved in your dating situation or relationship feels on the same page. This is probably the biggest con of these types of relationship and it's almost unavoidable.
5 Pro: You Can Be Honest
This one all depends on the type of relationship that you have. Because you are already dating two people or are in a relationship with two people, you can be honest and open. Typically, in these relationships, there is the most honesty. Just remember, you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings during your honesty.
6 Con: Love Can Get in the Way
If you start out just dating two people and that is the love triangle you are in, love can get in the way. Let's say that you end up falling for one of the guys or girls you are in a relationship with, but you don't necessarily have the same strong feelings for the second person. That's a hard conversation.
7 Pro: Fulfillment
When you are in a love triangle, it can feel really fulfilling, especially if you are one of those people that really needs a lot of attention and needs someone to lean on. This type of fulfillment is healthy and great, if your relationship works well!
8 Con: It Can Get Messy
I know what you are thinking, aren't all love triangles already messy? Truth be told, no. Not all of them! Some of them work great and everyone feels included and feels in the loop. If you are in a love triangle where nobody is on the same page though, that's hard and it can get really, really messy, really quickly.
9 Pro: Physical Satisfaction
Of course, with relationships and dating come sex, so when you are in a love triangle, physical satisfaction is important in anyone's life. For you, being able to have sex with two people at the same or different times is awesome! Remember though, this is a pro but there are cons to it if you aren't careful and protect yourself.
10 Con: It Can Break up a Friendship
Finally, if you are in a love triangle with a couple of your friends, you've got to realize that it can actually break up your friendship if it doesn't work out. Is that something that you are willing to risk? Are you going to allow that to happen?
So girls, these are all of my pros and cons to a love triangle. I support these types of relationship, even though I know I couldn't be in one. Have you ever been in a love triangle?
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