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Here's Why You Shouldn't Feel Bad About Being The Third Wheel
Here are some awesome unspoken truths as to why you shouldn't feel bad about being the third wheel!
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In a world where being called a third wheel has become synonymous with being the lonely single person, it's quite easy to loathe happy couples and despise them for all their JaDine-worthy #relationshipgoals much less be seen hanging out with them. Come to think of it, a third wheel really seems sad when thought about as a part of a dysfunctional bicycle, regarding the fact that a bicycle can in fact, work perfectly well with just two wheels, and a third one is something like a filler (ouch). But looking at the brighter side of the situation, the third wheel is vital when it comes to the tricycle! Without it, the whole thing would collapse and be rendered useless; and another thing that would be useless without that extra leg? A camera tripod. Okay, I may be trying way too hard with those analogies but you get the point. Here are some awesome unspoken truths as to why you shouldn't feel bad about being the third wheel!

You get a lot of the boyfriend perks because you're his girlfriend's best friend

It'd be awkward if he'd buy his girlfriend some food and not at least offer to buy you some. Perks? Perks.

You might be introduced to some of his cute buddies.

Most likely he has a third wheeling BFF too and he could introduce you! (Double-date potential)

24/7 access to a guy's point of view.

Most likely he has a third wheeling BFF too and he could introduce you! (Double-date potential)

Sometimes a girl's point-of-view just isn't going to cut it and another set of opinions will help you formulate better and fairer opinions for both parties involved.

You get glimpses of the unfiltered side of relationships.

Most likely he has a third wheeling BFF too and he could introduce you! (Double-date potential)

You've been a third-wheel for so long with them that you've gained full access to all the weird things that couples do (like hearing them fart in front of each other or going out on dates without an iota of an effort to look good) hey, who says love is pretty and downright perfect and romantic? Looking at you, Nicholas Sparks!

You get to keep an eye on your best friend's significant other.

Most likely he has a third wheeling BFF too and he could introduce you! (Double-date potential)

One of the best parts of being the third wheel is to keep an eye out for your BFF and her boyfriend without having to rely on all the blind love and crowning halo your best friend drowns her new guy in. You'll be able to judge her guy's true nature yourself! You can't be too caring, right?

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You'll learn firsthand how to achieve the much-coveted  #relationshipgoals.

Most likely he has a third wheeling BFF too and he could introduce you! (Double-date potential)

Nothing beats learning how to achieve all those #relationshipgoals that would put James Reid and Nadine Lustre to shame—without actually having to commit to a relationship! (Hello, STRESS!)

You'll learn how to fully embrace your singledom.

Most likely he has a third wheeling BFF too and he could introduce you! (Double-date potential)

When you're a third wheel, you realize the true value of loving yourself and spending time with yourself and enjoying who you are as a person in general. After all, when you're already juggling school, family, friends, extracurriculars, and work (for some of you) a relationship just isn't part of the question; and you'd rather just sit back, relax, and enjoy your single life.

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Daryn Agapay
Candymag.com Correspondent
As a certified Candy Girl, I constantly push myself out of my comfort zone to experience all the adventure life can bring and to pour my heart out into everything I do. If I'm not writing, you may find me obsessing about cats, latte art, fashion, books, or french fries.
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