“In your head it’s, ‘It’s better than being alone,’” Malia says. It’s better than having no one to hang out with on the weekends.It’s better than going to dance by myself.’ But it’s not a relationship where you go, ‘This is just so great. I am so lucky to have them in my life.’ They’re really different kinds of relationships.” The perks that you consider don’t have to be emotional.My boyfriend and I have had what I would describe as a happy relationship for two years now.Problem is, even though we have FABULOUS chemistry and get along great, we have nothing in common.And I think shared interests can be pleasant, like a nice bonus.They can smooth out beginnings, in both romantic and friend relationships.I’m a vegan hippie-type and he’s a carnivorous couch-potato.We’re both starting to feel burnt out and frustrated at not being able to find things we both like to do.
Sometimes I “have an awesome profile” and other times I’m “gorgeous.” I always feel it necessary to send, at very least, a thank you.
I mean, there’s a lot more to leisure time than hikes and movies.
If you get along great, have fabulous chemistry and love each other deeply, it’s certainly worth exploring some new options.
These BTNs are exactly what they sound like—situations where collegiettes fall into dull, incompatible or second-rate matches just because they feel that any relationship is better than no relationship at all. Read our nine signs your relationship might be a BTN to figure out if it’s time to move onto a match you really deserve.
Sign #1: You Have to Remind Yourself Why You’re Still in the Relationship In a BTN relationship, you might find yourself coming up with reasons to stay with your partner that have to do with everything your partner themself.