Relationships usually start out hot and heavy. There's all the wanting, the lusting, the desire that comes with a new fling. You’re constantly making out, constantly touching, constantly gazing into one another’s eyes. With that comes a certain amount of hiding the less attractive parts of ourselves, too. However, as relationships progress there's really no longer any room for hiding our bodily functions or embarrassing CD collections. In fact, the amount of unsexy things grown-ass couples do around each other could fill a (very embarrassing) book. (A book that, honestly, would put Harry Potter to shame because who doesn't like reading about other people's funny snafus, right?)
When I first met my husband, I was always putting my best foot forward. In those days that meant weekly manicures and pedicures, waxing appointments, daily makeup application, and brushing my teeth as early as possible in order to make sure he never noticed my morning breath once I snuck back into bed. I know he was hiding certain habits and traits of his, too. That's just how the courting phase goes, which is why I think everyone should enjoy that precious, fart-free time while it lasts.
We've since outgrown that stage in our romantic partnership and, as a result, grown together as a couple. We're rarely shy around one another, though some modesty comes into play every now and again. If you’re wondering which phase you’re in, look over our list of unattractive things you’ll do once you’re definitely part of a grown-ass couple.