The Difference Between Dating and Married

206791_1026029744268_167_nI frequently write about my relationship with my husband. I like to joke at his expense often. (Sorry honey) The truth is I know that I am no picnic. I am moody, cranky and many times I do not give him enough credit for all that he does around the house and with our daughter. I say to myself “Well, he knew what he was getting into when he married me.” Did he really though? You think that you are the same person that you were before you got married, but how true is that really?

Let’s compare…


Dating: Bought a new outfit, shaved my legs, did my nails, makeup and curled my hair before every date. I continued to primp until he rang the doorbell.

Married: Get home from work and throw my bra on the floor. Wash all the makeup off my face, throw my hair in a bun and change into something more comfortable. “Hey, how many days have I worn these sweats on the floor?” They smell clean. I think these have one more day left in them.


Dating: “Honey, can I get you a beer? Uh oh! I don’t have the beer that you like. I better go to the store. Let me chill this beer mug before I leave.”

Married: “You are closer to the kitchen than I am. Get your own beer.”

Bathroom habits

Dating: Excused myself to use the bathroom because I had to fart. Ran the water, flushed the toilet and sprayed air fresher to cover up the sound or any lingering smell.

Married: “The dog did it”


Dating: “Oh my god, you are so funny” (Giggling and flipping my hair.)

Married: “I’m sorry hon, did you say something?”


Dating: “Oh Yeah, I love football. The Pats are my favorite.”

Married: “The games on? Uuugggh! I will be in the bedroom watching “Once Upon A Time”


Dating: Gave him an erotic massage while wearing sexy lingerie.

Married: Unbutton the top button of my flannel pajamas and whisper “The baby’s asleep.”


30 comments on “The Difference Between Dating and Married

  1. Haha! Such a good post and funny too. It’s true, I think we do act a little differently once we’re married. But I think it’s all worth it for the kind of closeness you get 🙂

  2. LOVE this, because it’s so very true. Sometimes I miss the romance of dating, especially in our case because our “getting to know you phase” was very quick before we just got… serious. Sometimes I find myself wishing that the “new” phase had lasted a little longer. But at the same time I wouldn’t trade what we have now for anything, so it all works out. Nice to “meet” you… your blog’s concept seems in line with mine, so I think I’ve found a friend. 🙂

    1. My husband and I also took the fast track relationship wise. We do still have our romance. It is just very different.

  3. lol I can relate to all of these especially the appearance. I think ones the kids get old it will be easier.

  4. This is so funny and yet so true. It does change over time and couples must find new ways to keep their relationship fresh. 🙂

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