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19 Times You Become a Totally Different Person When You’re in a New Relationship

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The beginning of a new relationship is great — everything is blissfully perfect, no one has any flaws, and the fact that they leave their hair in the shower drain doesn’t even bother you (a lot).

It’s also the time when you begin to morph into a totally different person. Remember that episode of Sex and the City when Carrie divulges her Secret Single Behavior? When you start things up with someone new, you start to shed those SSBs in favor of their correlating NRBs, or New Relationship Behaviors.

Here are 19 moments in a new relationship when you become a totally different person from your formerly single self:

1. Saturday Night

Single You: I will stay out till 5am because I might try to take the bartender home.1S Sunglasses
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Relationship You: Day drinking, home by 5pm.
1C Cougar town
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2. PDA

Single You: Ugh, couples are the worst.
2S Scott Disick
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Relationship You: Everywhere is our bedroom!
2C pda escalator
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3. Social life

Single You: My crew rolls deep.
3S thrift shop
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Relationship You: “Friday? Well, I’m going to Chad’s, but how about tomorrow? Saturday? Okay, but can Chad come too? Sunday? Sure, I’d love to meet for brunch! But I need to leave right after (to meet up with Chad).”
3C Social life

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4. Money

Single You: I’m broke and it’s stressing me out.
4S budget
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Relationship You: I’m still broke, but “This one’s on me, babe.”
4C make it rain
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5. Three-Day Weekend

Single You: Three-day Netflix marathon on the couch.
5S couch
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Relationship You: Three days of nonstop hiking, tours of craft beer breweries, cherry blossom festivals, driving three hours to get “the best” doughnut.
5C Amelie
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6. Selfies

Single You: All the time.
6S bathtub
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Relationship You: All the photobooths.
6C couple selfie
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7. Weddings

Single You: Open bar, dance floor, old friends, ripe potential to hookup — nothing is better than this.
7S Wedding Crashers
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Relationship You: You know that awkward moment when you learn how your new SO really feels about marriage? This is that moment.
7C couple convo
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8. Views on Relationships

Single You: I make myself perfectly happy.
8S liz lemon
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Relationship You: I’m so glad I’m not single anymore.
8C kimye motorcycle
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9. Being Sick

Single You: Yeah, I feel bad that you’re sick, but actually dealing with you might put my health in jeopardy, so no thanks.
9S - there there
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Relationship You: Sickness is just another way we begin to fuse into one being.
9C Kiss booboo
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10. Halloween

Single You: This sexy animal is getting laid tonight!
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Relationship You: Three words: Matching. Halloween. Costumes.
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11. Cleaning

Single You: I’ll clean it when I get around to it (and by that I mean I will just shove stuff under the bed if I have the slightest chance of getting laid tonight.)
11S cleanup fast
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Relationship You: Why yes, I do always keep fresh orchids in my uber-tidy apartment.
11C clean
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12. Opinions/ Interests

Single You: I only take my own life into consideration before I make my decisions.
12S check me boo
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Relationship: Don’t rock the boat. Don’t rock the boat. Don’t rock the boat.
12C nodding scissor hands
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13. Devices

Single You: Does this sound dumb? Shit, that was totally dumb. Okay, I’m not going to look at my phone for the next hour.
13C himym text
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Relationship You: Text quickly and without issue.
13S texting
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14. Dinner

Single You: I will eat whatever I fucking want because no one is around to judge me.
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Relationship You: I’m not exactly sure how to pronounce this menu item but I bet it’ll make me sound sophisticated.
14C wine
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15. Getting Ready for Bed

Single You: Who am I trying to impress? Yep, no one.
15S dancing pjs
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Relationship You: “What, this? I always look this good before bed.”
15C ciara
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16. Underwear

Single You: No one’s going to see these, soooo.
16S bridget jones panties
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Relationship You: The smaller the better.
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17. Going to the Movies

Single You: I am going to pay $12 to watch larger-than-life Channing Tatum strip on screen because I am an adult.
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Relationship You: OK, I gave it a shot but all I wanna do is make out.
17C mariah heartbreaker
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18. Drinks

Single You: “Can I get a shot, with a side of shots?”
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Relationship You: I am an adult who drinks in moderation in the company of other adults.
18 C drink in moderation
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19. Sleep

Single You: Look how much room I have!
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Relationship You: I need you even when I am unconscious.
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