As much as we hate to admit it, we have all been that crummy significant other before. We have forgotten anniversaries, started arguments that we didn’t mean to start, and like some of the individuals on this list, have probably forgot to put the toilet seat down at some point in time.
That’s right, today we are focusing on some of the worst significant others of all: boyfriends, and their tendency to drive their partners totally insane.
There are a million ways that a boyfriend can end up in the doghouse, and some are way worse than others. So, we thought we would share with you twenty boyfriends that are sleeping on the couch tonight.
So, strap in, because this one is going to be a doozy.
20 Don't Be That Guy
Even if you’re the smoothest, most attractive casanova out there, there’s really no good way to approach the opposite gender. Walking up to someone in a bar can be super awkward; striking up a conversation at the gym is often inappropriate; and attempting to share a pleasantry at a coffee shop just never really seems to work.
You have to be quite fly if you intend to be flirtatious these days, which isn’t something that very many guys are able to do. And to the dismay of the people they set their sights on, it doesn’t stop them from trying every chance they get.
Take this dude, for example. He clearly has no idea that swimming up next to someone minding their own business in a pool doesn’t exactly inspire romance.
Out of all the many things that a person can do to upset their partner, cheating has got to be one of the worst. It’s shameful, it’s disrespectful, and it can leave a negative, lasting impression on the person being cheated on for a really long time.
People who cheat are often referred to as cowardly, and for good reason. Because there’s always the thought that if they would have just communicated with their significant other properly, they wouldn’t have had to stoop to cheating.
But, unfortunately, cheaters cheat and they do it time and time again if they go unchecked. Which is why we were so pleased to see the cheater pictured above get their comeuppance in the form of their favorite gaming system being destroyed.
18 Who Goes There?
No matter how you look at it, guys are pretty dumb. Sure, there are a few intelligent dudes out there, but, for the most part, they tend to fall short when it comes to smarts.
The ones who are smart tend to go on to accomplish anything they set their mind to. They win prizes, they set records, and they change history one small feat at a time.
But, the ones who are lacking in the intelligence department aren’t nearly as successful, and, more often than not, spend a considerable amount of time aggravating their significant others and causing much unneeded stress in all of their personal relationships.
Some of them even build ridiculous pillow forts in their home and refuse to let their S.O. in until they utter the lame password they came up with.
17 No Selfie For You
For those of you out there who have been in a relationship before, you probably know just how fragile they can be. Even the most healthy and sturdy of relationships are faced with their fair share of challenges and obstacles that need to be conquered.
Some couples are able to traverse these waters successfully and remain happy and satisfied with their togetherness for years and years. However, there are others who can’t quite get past all the nonsense that comes with being in a relationship and end up alone time and time again.
We imagine the kid in the photo above is going to become one of these loners here pretty soon if he doesn’t stop photobombing his girlfriend’s Snapchats. We get it, you’re trying to be protective. Just don’t be such a creep about it.
16 Gotcha, Babe
One of the most entertaining aspects of being in a relationship is pulling pranks on one another. Really any form of playful banter and back and forth can be really healthy for a couple and is highly recommended by dating experts all over the world. But, things can escalate quickly between you and your boo if you aren’t careful.
If the person you’re with isn’t exactly the joking type, it’s best to not push the envelope. If they do enjoy the occasional practical joke, then, by all means, use that to your advantage and have some fun. Just be mindful of what you’re doing so you don’t upset anyone.
Or, if the wrath of your partner isn’t something you’re too scared of, then snap photos of them sleeping and post them all over social media. That will show them.
15 Gamers Aren't For Everyone
Depending on your personality type, there are certain people that you’re just not going to be compatible with. This isn’t anything to be upset about, there are just some people out there who have no chemistry whatsoever despite how attracted they might be to one another.
There’s really nothing worse than being super attracted to someone just to find out that there is absolutely no connection between you. But, unfortunately, if you’re out there looking to find the perfect lover, you’re going to have to sift through some lesser paramours before you find your one, true love.
And if it’s a gamer that you end up living happily ever after with, scenarios like the one above are going to be fairly commonplace. So, be prepared. Or, toss them in the doghouse; the choice is yours.
14 That's One Way To Do It
If there’s one thing that will start a fight between you and the person you’re dating, it’s food. We aren’t sure exactly why food is such a contentious part of a relationship, but, couples everywhere sure do seem to be up in arms about it.
Whether it’s choosing where to go eat, what to cook, or what each other is going to order, there are myriad ways for an argument to start over the mere thought of a meal. It’s pretty ridiculous when you think about it, but, that’s just the nature of the beast when you’re with someone.
So, whatever you do, don’t mess with your significant other’s food, especially if it’s pizza. Because there will be an argument, and it will be an argument that you will surely lose.
13 Objects In Mirror May Be More Unstable Than They Appear
When you first start dating a person, usually the both of you are on your best behavior. Early on in the relationship the last thing you want to do is scare your person away by saying or doing something that rubs them the wrong way.
But, you can only be your best self for so long before the real you starts showing through from under the surface. All you can hope for is that the person you’re interested in is just as interested in you and wants to get know your ins and outs a lot better.
You also have to hope that as they get to know the real you, that they like what they see and hear. Otherwise you may end up alone all over again.
12 Get Off Your Phone
There are a lot of things you can do to annoy the person you’re dating. But, one of the easiest ways to get their goat is to pay more attention to your phone instead of them.
Even if the person you’re with is a fairly stable and independent individual, there’s just simply no way they’re not going to freak out when they notice you gawking at your phone while they’re trying to talk to you.
So, a little advice for all of you boyfriends out there: if you see your significant other hopping around like Vanessa Hudgens in the photo above, trying to get your attention, for the love of god put your phone down and pay attention to them.
Otherwise they’ll start looking for attention elsewhere, and you don’t want that.
11 2$ Big Towels
Text arguments with your partner are some of the most infuriating and pointless aspects of being in a relationship. No matter what you say, or how careful you are with the texts you’re sending, the message always gets misconstrued and the two of you end up even more aggravated than when the conversation first started.
The worst part is, no matter how hard you try to avoid these text message arguments, you simply can’t avoid them nowadays. Texting has just become all too commonplace and people would much rather type until their fingers go numb instead of meeting up and talking in person.
But, if you do end up in one of these spats, one way to get out of it is to just throw out some nonsense to derail the conversation.
10 Nice Try
Having kids is an enormous responsibility. It’s something that changes your life forever and shouldn’t, under any circumstance, be taken lightly. But, as big of a deal as it is, people still can’t seem to get it through their head that maybe they should wait a little bit before they procreate. Or, simply be a little safer in the meantime.
Don’t get us wrong, having children is an incredibly enjoyable experience. There’s nothing quite like it and most parents do consider their kids to be some of the most important achievements in their lives.
So, if your boo comes to you saying that she might be pregnant, don’t be like the guy in the photo above. Be supportive, listen intently, and don’t try and distance yourself from the responsibility.
9 Follow Your Dreams
Anyone that’s had to go through a breakup knows that it’s not really that enjoyable of an experience. It’s extremely emotional, it’s really difficult, and it gets ugly really fast depending on who you’re dating and why it is that you’re splitting up.
If you’re lucky, the two of you can call it a day and be civil and both move on with your lives. All of your friends will be supportive of both of you and everyone will just carry on about their business like nothing happened.
Unfortunately, people really aren’t that lucky and instead have to deal with nasty breakups that not only affect them but literally everyone else in their life.
So, if you and your person break up, please don’t linger like the person above wishing bad dreams on their ex.
8 Eye Roll
Boyfriends are good at a lot of things. If they’re one of the good ones, they’re emotionally supportive, they’re the best partner in crime, and they’ll stand by you regardless of whatever it is that’s going on.
However, if they’re not one of the good ones, they’re lunkheaded, clueless, selfish, and will unfortunately write off your feelings each and every time you express them.
When you first start dating, it can be difficult to know which kind of boyfriend you have. But, after a few months, you can really start to figure out who it is that you’re dating.
All you can hope for is that when the times get tough, that your boyfriend is going to have your back. Oh, and that they will never ever say anything as stupid as what you see above.
7 Communication is Key
It sounds so cliche, but, when it comes to relationships, communication really is key. There’s just no way that you can make a relationship work without being able to effectively talk to your partner about your feelings, your wants, your desires, and what you want to accomplish together in the future.
The couples that do communicate with one another stay together significantly longer than the ones who don’t. They’re able to not only keep their better half happy, but also themselves throughout the entirety of the relationship and really keep the spark burning bright.
But, even the best relationships aren’t perfect. So, if that’s what you’re after, you better be ready to communicate like crazy. Or else you’ll end up in counseling like the couple pictured above in no time.
6 Sotally Tober
Everybody has their vices. For some people, it’s spending all their money on online shopping. For others, it’s eating a few too many sweets. But, there are some people out there who have vices that are much more intense than these.
Unfortunately, relationships with people who are addicted to unhealthy habits very rarely end well. If you’re lucky, you both can just slowly phase your way out of each other’s life. But, more often than not, the vices themselves take over and things get really, really messy really, really quickly.
So, as fun as it can be to get a little drunk with your significant other, you really have to be careful to not take it too far. Because if you do, you’ll end up six pumpkin beers deep and end up looking like a fool.
5 So Trusting
Being able to trust the person you’re dating is absolutely crucial if you want your relationship to work. You have to establish this trust early on or you’re pretty much doomed from the start.
In the beginning, it can be hard to fully trust the person that you’re spending a lot of your free time getting to know. But, as the two of you continue getting closer, you should be able to figure out if they’re going to be a person that’s worth putting your trust in.
Sure, sometimes the person you thought you knew better than anyone ends up breaking your heart. But, if you can put your trust in one another, and communicate properly, you should have no need to keep tabs on one another like the couple in the image above.
4 Keep the Cat
If there’s one thing that people are often unreasonable about, it’s their pets. If you’re dating someone with a dog, a cat, or even a fish, it’s worth noting that there will always be a part of them that loves their pet just as much, if not more, than they love you.
Some people can take this idea in stride and learn to love the animal that their significant other is so fond of. And if they’re smart, they’ll do whatever they need to in order to get on board with that as quickly as possible.
Because if they don’t, making the relationship work is going to be really difficult. And that’s because the way you treat a pet, to your partner, is often a reflection of what kind of parent you’re going to be.
3 Bold Move
Like we mentioned earlier, playing pranks on one another when you’re in a relationship can be a really enjoyable experience. So long as both parties are privy to the game, you can count on sharing some laughs and growing closer with each and every practical joke you play.
But, if the person you’re dating isn’t down to clown, or you take it a little too far a couple times, you can almost guarantee an argument is going to break out. And it’s not going to be one that you’re going to win.
So, you have to be really careful, or else you’re really going to irritate the person you’ve decided to be in a relationship with. So, please, do not try the maneuver you see pictured above at home.
2 Okay, Batman
It’s been said time and time again, and often sounds pretty cliche, but, breakups really aren’t any fun. In fact, sometimes breakups are so vicious that they may turn you off from ever dating someone again.
But, no matter how terrible the break up was, you can’t let it get you down or prevent you from being with someone in the future. Because, no matter what, there are always more fish in the sea that are going to be worth catching.
Even if you were the one being dumped, it’s important to just take it in stride and keep your head above water the best you can. And if you’re the one doing the dumping, do the rest of us a favor and never quote a scene from, The Dark Knight Rises, when you do it.
1 Take That, Vamp
Ian Somerhalder, for those of you who might not know him, is not only famous for his role as Damon on the CW’s supernatural sensation, The Vampire Diaries, but also for simply being one of the most attractive dudes in Hollywood.
Somerhalder, much like his co-star Nina Dobrev, is one of those people that’s almost too attractive for his own good. Actually, pretty much everyone on that show is gorgeous. Kudos to the casting department on that one.
But, even pretty people have their fair share of ups and downs when it comes to relationships. They may be some of the most beautiful people on the planet, but, that doesn’t mean they’re not going to get schooled on the Twitter for the whole world to see.