Married Men Share Stupidest Things They've Done While Dating That Their Wife Ended Up Overlooking

Married Men Share Stupidest Things They've Done While Dating That Their Wife Ended Up Overlooking
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"Love is all-seeing and accepting." We all know that, but sometimes while dating, some people encounter weird behaviors from their partners that could be difficult to accept and live with. Somehow, these men got away with their strange antics and have been happily married for years. 


Humans are undoubtedly flawed. The most beautiful part of falling in love is accepting the person with the good and the ugly. However, relationships can be tricky, and couples are bound to have some unpleasant moments in their journey together. A new national report by 'The Happiness Index: Love and Relationships in America' reveals that 64 percent of Americans are 'very happy' in their romantic relationships with a partner or spouse. Meanwhile, only 19 percent of Americans report being unhappy in their relationships, according to PR Newswire. The survey also identified that 'happy couples' took the time to understand and accept each other before saying "I do," thus proving that the core of a successful relationship is being authentic and accepting of your partner's unique personality.


How tolerant can a partner be to ignore sheer dumbness? A Reddit user was curious to know the dumbest things wives have overlooked and the answers are truly stunning. A bunch of married men dropped their stories under the Reddit post, and we have documented 25 of the most unbelievably dumb ones.


1. LOL

We was sitting at movie theater when movie got over she said wanna mess around said sure was winter took her to old parking lot and proceeded to do donuts with car. She was pure white as a ghost and her eyes almost poped out of her head. She then screams you fucking idiot I meant fool around sexually lol. Will be married 18 years in few months. Now she specifically spells out when she want to fool around and not car wise. 
- u/TheTinRam

2. Seriously mortifying

Not my story, but my parents: Some backstory - My dad has a brother who’s only a couple years older. Growing up, they’d commonly try to steal food off each other’s plates just to be assholes to each other. This was remedied by plate guarding and defensive maneuvers with utensils if hands got too close.
On my parent’s first date, my mom reached for something to try off my dad’s plate and he instinctively stabbed her hand with his fork - drew blood and everything. He was obviously mortified Glad my mom was crazy enough to keep dating, marry, and procreate with the fork stabber. 
- u/mollyjean-


3. Plate lickers unite

I once spear-tackled my then-girlfriend out of misplaced enthusiasm in high school. I was excited to see her and handled it as badly as was possible. It was in front of a bunch of our friends and I ended up knocking the wind out of her and making her cry. That was about 17 years ago, and we're still together.
I also licked my plate at a fancy restaurant because the salad dressing was so good. She still brings that one up every few years.
Edit: My most-upvoted comment ever is me recounting my most shameful relationship fails. The internet is weird. Plate-lickers unite.
- u/literalfeces

4. Hahaha

She was about to sneeze and she was sitting half on my lap so I kinda thought she was gonna sneeze on me and idk what I was thinking but I put my hand up to block her sneeze except I had a glass in my hand and I blocked her own hand from covering her sneeze and instead she slammed her face into my glass.
Married 6 years now. She still has all her teeth.
- u/[deleted]

5. Love stare

The night I met my husband, he stared at me while I was sleeping. For 4 hours straight. It's been 3 years. He still stares at me until I scold him for it. Then he waits until he thinks I won't notice and starts staring again. 🤦
I love him to the moon and back, even though he'd sure as hell stare at me the entire trip. 
- u/[deleted]



6. A kiss to remember

Flicked a dime at her head. We were playing table football. Not sure what I was thinking. She has a scar. I kiss it every night before we go to bed. We are married and have three kids.
Edit: Thanks for the silver and all the upvotes! First time!

7. Well done

My husband kept calling me by the name of his previous girl friend on our first date. I finally told him to give her a call because they clearly had unfinished business to talk about. He did and she reminded him why he was happy to have her out of his life. And he never called me by her name again. 40 years later and it seems to have worked out in my favor. 
- u/designgoddess

8. It is walkable

Insisted that everything in San Francisco was walking distance from everything else, and decided we should walk from Pier 39 to Golden Gate Park. It IS walkable, but not third-date walkable, or whatever-shoes-she-happened-to-be-wearing-that-day walkable.
- u/CaughtAllTheBreaks

9. Great show

Played Weird Al CDs non-stop for a 6-hour car trip to the beach.
She didn’t ditch me but hasn’t been allowed to play Weird Al in her presence for the past 24 years. Got tickets to see him this year on our anniversary and knew better than to ask her to join me so I took a couple of my kids that appreciate the finer things in life. Best anniversary gift ever. Great show.
- u/homepup


10. Ouch!

Accidentally set her hair on fire with a match while lighting a cigarette. Not good. We are still married 29 years later. I don't smoke anymore.
- u/stumpytoes

11. Woah!!

My husband broke my thumb one night when we were slightly tipsy. Horseplay got too rough and I think (drunk memory) he slammed my hand against something. we both heard the pop and I went to tears.
- u/juicemari

12. OOPS!

I know what my husband would say, because I still tease him to this day.
We had been dating for two weeks and were spooning on his futon, watching a movie. Out of nowhere, he says, "I'm really sorry, I can't hold it in anymore." And rips a HUGE fart.
My husband was a very clean, tight-knit, prudish kind of guy, so I couldn't help but let out the biggest laugh while he turned about as red as his beard.
- u/[deleted]

13. "Landed on top of me"

Wife here! About 3 weeks into dating, my husband thought it would be romantic to pick me up and spin me around in his driveway. Unfortunately, it was not his most brilliant idea and he tripped and we fell right onto the concrete next to my car.
Reader, he landed on top of me.
- u/marzipanrouge



14. It was meant to be.

My uncle didn't call his now-wife for over a year after they first met and he got her number. He kept the paper she wrote it on and ended up finding it and calling her asking if she still remembered him and was still interested in going on a date.
- u/GlennCloseButNoCigar

15. What a failure.

I was sitting on the couch as we were playing Wii bowling. She was standing behind the couch, lovingly holding me. I draw back the Wii mote and WHAM! I wack her in the face with the Wii Mote at full strength. Her mom was also in the room.
- u/jediwafflez

16. Traditional guy

My husband told me on our first date “just so you know, if we ever have a son, he needs to be named after me. I’m the fifth and I could never break the tradition.”
I thought it was a super weird thing to say on a first date, but thankfully I decided to overlook that red flag.
14 years later our son, named after him, just turned 3.
- u/most_of_the_time


17. Movie dates

It wasn't until after we were married that my wife told me that I almost didn't get a second date because I talked way too much during the movie. I don't really remember it but apparently, I was leaning over every 30 seconds or so to tell her what I was thinking. Also, "Valkyrie", with Tom Cruise probably wasn't that great of a date movie, but it all worked out in the end.
ETA: Please forgive me for my movie-talking sins, everybody. I was a dumb teenager and she was really pretty. I was just quite anxious for things to go well.
- u/ItsProbablyAVulture

18. "Accidentally broke her phone"

On our second date, I arrived 1h late. When I went to greet her with a little hug (yep, that's how we greet people around here) I accidentally knocked her phone off her hand. It hit the ground and cracked the screen, but I wasn't sure if it was already cracked. I apologized, she said it was ok and that the screen was already like that before.
Almost a year later she confessed that I actually broke her phone that day. She had just gotten it from her mom (all phones she ever had were second hand, very simple ones) and she couldn't afford a new one at the time, but still she lied and kept using the broken phone so I wouldn't feel bad. My heart sank.
We've been married for two years now and I've given her a brand new flagship phone every year ever since.
- u/kohdgen

19. Accept his awkwardness

Turned her down when she suggested we go on a date. Read as: I'm super awkward
I was working for Starbucks, she was a regular customer. I was new in town and noticed her a couple of times, she was a regular customer and we got to some small talk, chatting about places to eat. She said there's an amazing taco place down the road, we should go some time. I misheard her, thinking she said "You should go sometime". I replied "I'll definitely check it out!" I handed her a drink and she left very awkwardly.
She was back the next day and, against all odds, I was able to clear up the misunderstanding and I wrote my number on her Starbucks cup.
We went to that taco place for our first date and she was right, it was amazing. 3 years married and 2 kids later... Really glad she saw through my awkwardness.
- u/MadHarryRackham



20. Drunk on the second date

We drank a lot on our second date, Ubered home. Next day went back to get his car, and it wasn't there. He was so devastated. He just bought it recently and it was stolen. We filed a police report. Took forever and just generally sucked. We walked to his friend's house nearby, and there was his car, perfectly un-stolen. He drank so much he forgot he moved it before our date. Now, once in a while when we're trying to find our car in the grocery store parking lot or wherever, one of us will say "It's stolen. Call the police."
- u/loveofmoz

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