All relationships are fun and exciting in the beginning. There’s so much to explore in each other’s past and present lives. It’s hard not to surprise and impress each other every day.The real struggle starts when you’ve been together for a while. Routines start to take root. You have to constantly try to find new ways to have fun or to keep each other entertained. Sometimes the pranks are all fun and games. Other times, they’re not. Here are a few examples of couples who have done exactly that.
#1 A calming force
We know of partners being there for each other in tough times, but we rarely think about how they should act when things are good.
This guy’s girlfriend was overly hyped by Nintendo’s planned release of their new Switch gaming console. To help her come down, he made her hold a “No Man’s Sky” box while watching the live announcement. It worked.
#2 Supporting each other the best way you can
When your partner suggests you start working out together, what do you do? This guy wasn’t too excited about it but didn’t want to upset his girlfriend either. He’d show up with a bag of chips and watch from the couch in support of it all.
#3 Making chores fun for everyone
Chores can be a potential landmine in relationships. Humor is an excellent way to work around that.
After his girlfriend asked him to take care of all the old fruit in their kitchen, this guy ended up making a thorough mock analysis of a watermelon with a detailed table report to match.
#4 How to make her laugh on your anniversary
You could send her a card with a heartfelt message to show her how much she means to you. That works. There’s an alternative: make her day with a message like the one above.
#5 We have to take risks sometimes
This only works if your partner is a massive fan of the movie “Anchorman.”
Make a life-sized cutout of Ron Burgundy and leave it in your bathroom in a way that it’s the first thing you see when you walk in. She’ll probably be frightened at first, but there’s a chance she’ll laugh afterwards.
#6 Lighten up each other’s days
When you’re having a long day at work, chances are you’ll reach out to your partner for some quick laughs or moral support. This is the sort of chat that gives you the energy to get through the rest of the day.
This guy understands that well. After his girlfriend asked him what he was doing, he sent her this.
#7 Delivery is crucial when dishing out bad news
You don’t always have to ruin each other’s day when something bad happens. This guy got a nasty sunburn and thought to share it with his girlfriend. When she asked for pictures to assess the situation, rather than bore her with nasty details, he sent her this.
#8 Working hard to keep them surprised and smiling
When you’ve been with someone for so long, things start to get a bit bland. You know so much about each other that it’s just so hard to be as curious or interested as you once were.
Trips or any situations where you’re apart are a great way to keep each other guessing. Take this boyfriend for example. Without any context, his girlfriend came home to this.
#9 Pranks gone too far
It’s hard to scare people on Halloween. People expect to be scared, so it’s not as effective. This guy printed out his face and put in a jar with a green liquid and stored it in their fridge, so it looked like a severed head. I doubt his wife was amused.
#10 Jokes you can only pull off once
A nice way to make each other smile is to take the other person’s literally every now and then. When this man’s wife asked him to put some spaghetti on the stove before she came home, he did this. It’s funny the first time and only then.
#11 When words fail you
Anniversary card messages are just as important as not forgetting your anniversary. Some of us aren’t so great with words and like to keep things short.
#12 How to end your relationship
Arguments between partners are typical in any relationship. With a little humility and compromise, it should all work out. However, there are some who don’t see it that way.
Take this boyfriend who got into an argument with his girlfriend while she was away. He sent her this picture to win a fight. A joke too far?
#13 Get out
You’d have to watch the movie to get the reference. It’s an amazing thriller that will keep on the edge of your seat. This husband loved the movie so much that he thought writing the words, “Get out,” on their bathroom wall with his wife’s lipstick was a good idea. Hopefully, she was a fan too.
#14 You are never alone
Work that requires lots of travel can be a bit of a strain on relationships, especially if it’s over a long period. However, these times are perfect opportunities for a little humor. This husband left his wife a blanket with his face on it so she wouldn’t feel lonely anymore. I don’t think it worked.
#15 Things that can’t be unseen
We all have secret hobbies and interests that we don’t share with our partners for fear of being ridiculed. Take this man whose girlfriend walked in to find him in a semi-complete military outfit while playing Xbox. I mean, there’s nothing odd about that if you’ve seen it before, but how do you explain it to your girlfriend when she sees you like this for the first time?
#16 We all have different strengths
Imagine giving your husband or boyfriend the simple task of picking out a shower curtain and coming home to find this mess. Fish on land?
#17 A great sense of humor or testing nerves?
Now, bathrooms may contain more pet peeves than any other part of your home: leaving the toilet seat up, squeezing out toothpaste the wrong way, taking up too much space on a shared sink/ bathroom cabinet, etc. I’m sure you know I’m not exaggerating when I say these small things have ended relationships.
So, what do you think about the boyfriend who did this?
#18 An honest mistake
A sick girlfriend asked her boyfriend to bring a thermometer with him on his way home. He brought home a meat thermometer instead. In his defense, there’s a chance he thought she needed one for cooking. Maybe he was just trying to be funny. At least she laughed about it.
#19 Dealing with the grammar police
We’ve all had partners who tend to take things too seriously. Rather than sit there with resentment and frustration, a good way to deal with this is light humor and maybe a touch of trolling. This guy’s girlfriend is very particular about spelling, and he went ahead and did this.
#20 It’s ridiculous, but you laughed
She sent her husband to get her a baby shower gift bag, and he brought home this mess. Understandably, there is a huge chance he knows little to nothing about baby showers, but still…
#21 How to get through the separation
Living with someone every day of the year for a couple of years may cause you to take many things for granted. You don’t really appreciate your partner’s presence until they’re gone. The same is true for pets.
This woman’s husband made a huge blanket with an image of his face and their cat for his wife when she traveled for work. It’s not the same as being in the same house with them, but it does help to know that they are thinking of you wherever they are.
#22 Haunted skylights
It’s easy to slip into boring routines in long-term relationships. Pranks can be a suitable catalyst for keeping things lively. This guy left a creepy doll head on a skylight in their room while he was taking down the Christmas lights. It’s one of those things that’s just hard to ignore once you see it.
#23 It’s the thought that counts
One way to make things special is to take up tasks that you usually leave to your partner. This guy went out of his way to impress girlfriend by making a “fancy” dinner for date night. There’s nothing fancy about this, but I’m sure she appreciated the effort.
#24 Exciting mail deliveries
Even mundane things like the mail can be something to look forward to with a little effort. This guy switched out his girlfriend’s name on a package with, “The girl dating the Asian guy.” Maybe he just wanted to make sure she could remember who she was dating.
#25 How to beat the system
It’s your turn to do the dishes, but you just can’t find the strength for it. What do you do? Take a picture of your empty sink, print it out and place the picture over the dirty dishes in your sink. Of course, you’ll clean them, just not now.
#26 When you do what you’re asked
When you get sent to buy six potatoes from your local grocery store, you bring six potatoes and nothing less. This husband gets the idea.
#27 Curb your enthusiasm
Gifts are amazing. Who doesn’t want gifts? So when your husband tells you he left you a gift on your pillow what would you expect? Chocolates, flowers, maybe even nasal strips?
#28 Amusing gifts
A great part of relationships is getting your partner gifts…that only you can enjoy. This man got his wife a Chewbacca costume for her birthday. She didn’t like it, obviously, but at least he thought it was cool.
#29 We all need appreciation
Sometimes we do more than is expected of us and hope to get some sort of appreciation or recognition for pulling more than our fair share of weight in a relationship. Sometimes we need some not so subtle hints to get the point across.
This husband cleaned the kitchen and hoped his wife would make him cookies as a reward for his efforts.
#30 Boring things can be fun too
Your partner packing your lunch isn’t anything special. Now, imagine your partner make you one of these hobo-style lunches without warning. You probably won’t bring that to the office.
#31 The lengths we’ll go to for attention
First, this one is annoying. However, in its own weird and backward way, you can’t help but marvel at how much time and effort it took to park in that position inside this small garage. Yes, annoying, but impressive.
#32 When you aren’t at your best
Sleeping in a car is extremely uncomfortable. It’s also unlikely that you will look your best. You will probably not appreciate any pictures of you taken while sleeping in a car, but they may just turn out to be amazing memories of a long trip.
#33 Offering support when they need it most
Life can be hard and unbearable. Sometimes we just need to know we have someone looking out for us. Sending her baked goods at work is one way to make her day.
#34 No, you wouldn’t
When your girlfriend asks you to look after her pet rabbit while she’s away, what do you do? For starters, you don’t put it in the oven and send her a picture of it, do you?
#35 We’ll get it next time
The people we love the most disappoint us the most because we have higher expectations for them than anyone else in our lives. If this picture doesn’t capture the essence of that, I don’t know what will.
#36 Bringing back hand-written notes
On the fly poetry made by people who don’t really like to read or study poetry is ironically poetic. I guess it has something to do with how genuine it feels.
#37 When your partner isn’t as huge of a fan as you are
We all have shows, books, or some odd thing we’re overly enthusiastic about. The funny thing is people rarely end up with partners who can match that enthusiasm. Take this boyfriend who idolizes Danny DeVito, for example. His girlfriend just doesn’t like that wall.
#38 You’ll learn soon enough
When your partner nerds out about video games like Minecraft or some unknown Japanese manga comics, there’s a great chance that they’ll bait you with some nerdy reference you just don’t get. You’ll be disappointed if you don’t prepare yourself.
This guy told his girlfriend that he bought her a diamond necklace, he left out the part about it being a Minecraft diamond. I wonder how that went.
#39 We sometimes underestimate how much people care about us
It’s easy to feel unloved in the heat of an argument or in difficult discussions. Perhaps you’d go as far as feeling like you’re being taken for granted. But when we least expect it, our partners often prove us wrong, which is a good thing.
#40 Handling creative differences in a relationship
Moving in together can be a challenge, sometimes not for the reasons you’d expect. This guy thought a mounted ostrich with dark sunglasses would make good wall art. Naturally, his girlfriend wasn’t having any of it. He still doesn’t get what he did wrong.
#41 How to get out of doing chores
Girlfriends and wives sometimes underestimate how far their partners are willing to go to get out of having to do any chores. This guy’s wife asked him to peel half the potatoes in their pantry and put them in a pot before she got home. I doubt he’ll be doing anymore cooking anytime soon.
#42 Romance isn’t dead
It’s important to keep up with your individual interests and hobbies while in a relationship. They are a core part of your identity. What happens when these hobbies get in the way of your relationship? You compromise. His girlfriend complained that they hadn’t cuddled in a while and this was his solution to that.
#43 Do not underestimate the power of inside jokes
Nothing can really melt your heart more than a personalized note that only you and your partner can understand. Take this guy’s note to his girlfriend, for example. Classic.
#44 It’s easier to ask first
This guy thought it was funny to buy a shower curtain of an elephant sitting on a toilet. I mean, it is funny, but I doubt his wife will let this one stay up.
#45 Their fears are an opportunity
What do you do when you find out your partner has an overwhelming fear of clowns? You put clowns around the house and hope that she’ll overcome the fear, eventually.
#46 Ninja turtles
It’s true, not everybody likes the idea of owning a dog. When this guy’s wife suggested that they get a guard dog for their safety, he gave her a quick and witty response.
#47 A source of inspiration
Today’s dating scene can be a bit messy. It starts to get hard to imagine yourself settling down and being with someone in your old age. Couples like this remind you that there is some hope.
This woman’s husband kept putting his foot on the weighing scale to throw off the weight reading and it threw her off for quite a few minutes there. True love, right?
#48 Is it worth the risk
Random cravings are common with expecting mothers, you get used to them. Now imagine your pregnant wife demands that you get her frozen yogurt and you run into this at the store. Do you want to live?
#49 Breakfast in bed with a twist
This guy woke up early and thought it would be nice to make his wife breakfast before she woke up. Rather than wake her, he thought it would be funny if he took an unflattering picture of her with her breakfast in bed.
#50 Harmless pranks to spice things up
This lady had heard her boyfriend giggling in the middle of the night but didn’t really know what he was up to. The following morning she was greeted by this lint roller where their toilet paper should have been.
#51 Humor solves it all
A great way to bring up a difficult topic is to try and make light of it. This guy’s girlfriend was terrified of dolphins on the last trip they took together, but he loved them. So he got her a blanket of him being kissed by a dolphin.
#52 Giving your house some character
This couple’s outside candles started melting in the summer heat. The boyfriend had the grand idea to spruce up the melted candles by drawing sad faces on all of them. It actually turned out great.
#53 When brand wars seep into your home
Imagine marrying the love of your life only to find out that they don’t like the Pepsi you love so much. Yes, they’d prefer Coca-cola.
#54 Sometimes you just can’t help yourself
This man’s wife has an empty picture frame above their toilet. She uses it to hold her phone while it plays music as she showers. He took a picture of the toilet and framed it on the same day relatives would be visiting. Romance, right?
#55 Whatever gets the job done
This woman asked her boyfriend to help clean the house. He filled half a cleaning bucket with ice and beer and then filled the other half with all the cleaning tools he’d need.
#56 Art is relative
This boyfriend had the weighty task of decorating the guest bathroom and he went with a portrait of Tyrian Lannister from Game of thrones. Trust me, it’s hard to miss.
#57 Bringing work home
This lady’s husband promised her a rock for her birthday and got this. It turns out he’s a mining engineer and he’s not the kind that mines diamonds.
#58 Looking for something extra
We all eventually get to that point where we don’t feel challenged enough in life, like some huge part of us is missing. A great way to fix that is to try new things. A wife expressed her desire to try some exciting hobbies and her husband recommended this.
#59 Flexing at work
This lady’s boyfriend covered her entire car in multicolored sticky notes in the middle of the night. She woke up so late the next day that she didn’t have time to remove them before going to work. I wonder what her colleagues had to say about it.
#60 Silver linings
This lady accidentally swallowed tweezers. Her boyfriend showed up just before the surgery so he could ask for the girl who swallowed the tweezers.
#61 Still finding ways to surprise each other
This lady asked her husband to surprise her when packing her lunch for work. When she got to work she found he had packed a can of cat food for her. She was definitely surprised.
#62 The next best thing
When your wife asks you for a Lexus you can’t afford, what do you do? You buy her a Chevy and with a Lexus bow on it. Ask this guy, he knows.
#63 Keeping each other posted
The months immediately after a baby is born can start to get boring especially if you were used to long busy days at work. A great way to pass the time is to text your spouse and give them random updates on how your day is going.
If your lucky, you have a partner who can make you laugh. This lady sent a picture of the milk she had pumped one afternoon and her husband responded in kind.
#64 Jump start your morning
Her husband thought it would be funny to leave a life-sized cutout of Lt. Commander Worf from StarTrek in their shower. It rattles her senses every morning when she sees it.
#65 Getting out of sticky situations
You aren’t ready to pop the question just yet, and she asks you for something round and sparkly for Christmas. What do you do? You get her one of these.
#66 Too literal
Sometimes we all want something special. This woman asked for her boyfriend to send her flowers. He obliged.
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#67 Formal dress codes
If your wife asks you to wear a plain tie to dinner, you probably have a history of poor taste in ties. Take her advice, don’t be this guy.
#68 Shared connections
What do you when you realize your girlfriend’s hair extensions are the same color as your hair? You travel back in time and get yourself a mullet. Don’t stop there, really get into character.
#69 When she asks you to help get rid of flies
This guy’s girlfriend needed help with flies at her place. Not one to waste an excellent opportunity, he got creative.
#70 Why you should be specific about everything
Imagine asking your partner for sandwiches cut in half and getting this. How much time did it take to cut them into these shapes?
#71 Sponge cake prank
His girlfriend asked him to get her a sponge cake and he thought he’d make one himself. But rather than bake one from scratch, he got sponges out of the kitchen and covered them in chocolate. She wasn’t as happy as he thought she would be.
#72 Drunk with power
His girlfriend made a simple comment about him looking good in purple, and it got to his head. He went into his room and put on anything purple he could find and came back looking like this. How can you not laugh at your partner at this point?
#73 Interior decor extravaganza
This man’s wife let him decorate the bathroom because she thought it was the one place he couldn’t do wrong. She underestimated her husband’s ability to push boundaries.
#74 Apple watch
This lady got her Apple watch stolen, and her boyfriend was thoughtful enough to get her a replacement. In fact, he went ahead and got an Apple watch with a lower risk of being stolen.
#75 You can’t help yourself
One of the biggest challenges most men will face in a relationship is hiding an engagement from their partners before they officially propose. It’s really hard if your partner already knows you’re about to propose and would like to take a peek at the ring you got her. I think this guy handled it well.
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