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Relationship Protocol: Are You a Good Couple to Hang Out With?

Whether you’re the kind of couple that prefers to spend time with other couples or just hang alone at home, eventually there comes a time when you have to socialize in a larger group setting. Some couples are born to work the crowd; they interact with everyone and then come back and connect with each other every once and a while. They never make anyone feel uncomfortable by arguing or being too affectionate. In essence, even if you’re single or taken, they’re the perfect couple to spend time with.

But, unfortunately, there’s also the other extreme — the couple that you’d never want to be stuck with for more than a moment. Do you know any couples like this? Although we've all had our moments, tell me, are you a good couple to hang out with? And does it depend on the couple or each individual in a relationship?


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bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
LOL Sass we have friends that are all of your problem friends rolled into one they fight in front of us when they are together and soemtimes it get pretty nasty and personal and then he went into the Army and now all she talks about is being an army wife and hwo she wants to join too, plus when he does get to come home they are all over each other and actually ask questions about the size of my husbands privates adn expect to get an answer.
bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
I think we are agood couple to hang out with because we're just really laid back and can have fun doing almost anything. Sometimes we end up being the people that are constantly trying to come up with positive comments because we have one set of friends who feel like there's soemthign to complain about at eevry turn. That can be really annoying but at least it gives us something to talk abotu ont he way home.
sass317 sass317 9 years
my DH and I are a great couple to hang out with, we can each do our own thing at parties and dont have to be attached at the hip the whole time. we NEVER would fight in front of our friends and we arent overly affectionate either, we have friends like that and it makes me nuts- I dont want to try to have a conversation with you while you are groping your SO. We have the married friends where she nags him constantly and they actually got into a fight about money in front of several of their friends, that was uncomfortable. We also have the over sharing couple, I know things about their sex life that I would prefer not to know. We have friends where the husband is in the Navy and ALL she talks about is the Navy and being a Navy wife. Its hard to find friends where we like both people in the couple equally. Sadly the couples that we most likely would get along great with both all live in other states and we dont see them as much as we would like.
ummyeaitsmarcie ummyeaitsmarcie 9 years
I think we're a good hang out couple. We spend a large majority of the time we are together with large groups of people. At parties he socializes and greets everyone; I'm a bit more shy so I'm not all over the room, but I talk to the people I know and introduce myself to the people around them. I don't constantly have to be at his side and he doesn't cling on mine. When I start to feel lost in the crowd or want to skip out of a convo I'll go find him and he comes to catch up with me at other times so we're pretty balanced. I don't know too many bad couples, but I do know some people that are hard to hang out with because of their sig others. Seriously, big groups of people are not the place to cry about how so and so is such an insensitive jerk, it makes everyone feel awkward.
bbkf bbkf 9 years
My hubby is always the life of the party and I'm much more chill, so we balance each other out at parties. I absolutely cannot stand couples who argue in public!
Marni7 Marni7 9 years
I'll like to think we are! we just got asked for a double date this saturday so i guess we are lol..he is pretty shy and quite until he gets comfortable and then he is super funny and im usually more sociable so we balance each other out..we are def not too affectionate while on a date with another couple or anything..
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
all of my couple-friends are good except for one where they get over-affectionate. I think that we are pretty good as a couple about 90% of the time. Then sometimes we'll nitpick on each other. Oh waitaminute, one of my married couple-friends nag on each other like crazy!! that gets annoying.
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
i think my fiance and i are fun to hang out with bc unless we're really drunk..we're never overly kissy...we can be in other parts of the room without having the other one need to be by the other ones side...and if we do argue...we try to take it into another room and agree to pick it up once we're home for the night
ajennilynrushhh ajennilynrushhh 9 years
Yeah my boyfriend and I are a good couple to hang out with. We can't argue in public at all. We talk to everyone. There was one couple that was hard to hang out with though, but they're not together anymore. They would argue in front of us or in front of our friends, like they always made a scene.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I think we're probably fine. But I'm not the best judge. I'm obviously behaving in a way I think is appropriate so...
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
we have not yet found a good couple-combo. right now my dh has a friend who is forever inviting us to do things and i don't have anything in common with the wife, so i never want to go. she's actually a very nice person, we just don't "click". it's painful to me to spend an evening with them because there is no common ground. i guess we are good to hang with because they keep calling and a few others do as well. frankly i'd rather stay home.
jesssa jesssa 9 years
lol, but don't get me wrong, we are fun and happy people 98% of the time with our friends and we know how to go our seperate ways and come back to each other if that is the way the night is going. just realised how dire i made our situation sound in my last post!
jesssa jesssa 9 years
usually we are pretty good, but we fight in public every now and then, and i know it can get uncomfortable for our friends. recently though, we've been trying to come up with a way to quickly shelve our public battles until later [when we've most likely forgotten about whatever insignificant issue we were arguing about] but we have yet to come up with something... ie, we are looking to figure out some sort of signal that just means 'lets not fight about this in front of other people' without actually having to excuse ourselves and say that, or worse, just saying it out in front of others. if anyone has a suggestion that would be great!
sjtoliver sjtoliver 9 years
my friends always say that my boyfriend and I are the life of the party. we know how to keep everyone engaged and entertained, and just love having fun. I don't really know any couples I hate being around, currently. I think all of my friends are in good places :)
A-Journey-To-Wellth A-Journey-To-Wellth 9 years
I think that we're a good couple to hang out with. Whether it's with other couples or a group that's mixed with couples and single friends we mingle and talk to other people but come back to each other for a hug or quick kiss. If we're both engaged in conversation with someone we may hold hands but nothing over the top like massaging each other's shoulders or his arms around me nuzzling in my neck- things like that.
havok636 havok636 9 years
both of us are pretty bothered by "that couple", so we pretty much act like 2 friends with our other friends. we know no one wants to see us all over each other, so we save it for when we're alone.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
We are pretty chill. We love to entertain and mix with other couples, we just try to keep the mood light...
jessie jessie 9 years
we are, if we are good friends with a couple and they start bickering, we'll usually try to get them laughing to lighten the mood a bit. more times then once we've gotten thanked for that. that way they can settle it at home instead of a public place. we like to talk with everyone, especially my husband, he's a regular social butterfly.
lauraxtc lauraxtc 9 years
Although I kinda understand her. I still think that was nuts! Me and my bf never really get crazy in public though. We are really chill. If we get angry at each other, we discuss it once we are home.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
We're normally fine to hang out with, but he had one friend who, for some reason, managed to provoke a fight between us just by his mere presence. Seriously, almost every time we hung out with that guy, the S.O. and I would end up in a fight! And the friend wasn't even provoking it...strange.
lauraxtc lauraxtc 9 years
Yeah we are totally chill to hang out with. I while back I met my friends gf and she was a pain in the butt. lol. We were all just hanging out and drinking and she knew we were going to too, she started crying because she couldn't drink with us (she was sick)and locked herself in the bathroom!! My friend had to go in there and calm her down, but she decided to leave the party. She called her sister to pick her up and once she was home, she called her bf and told him she was acting childish and if she could come back to the party!!! Totally nuts. lol.
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