Big-budget Hollywood movies and polished Instagram feeds might give you the impression that romantic relationships have to be perfect and only exist with cute couples. Well, they can't. And when you let go of the popular obsession with unachievable idealistic love, impossible relationship advice to you allow room for your perfectly imperfect long term relationship to blossom.

To highlight this point, Bored Panda has made some cute drawings to illustrate the differences between what's usually expected of romantic moments and their true forms. From snacking in bed to sleeping poses and beyond, the outcome of your attempt to create something special doesn't matter, it's what you make of it that does. And there's no better person to make the best of the mundane than your significant other. Scroll down to check out the expectations vs reality fun comics and fire up our other original funny comics series once you're done (21 Ways Your Life Changes From Your 20s To Your 30s, 20 Brutally Honest Comics That Show How Your Life Changes After Having Kids).

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Meow
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2 years ago

There's a BP sticker on the gift on his back

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Mascha Claessens
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2 years ago

YES. My hair's literally EVERYWHERE. My bf recently told me he's happy I have so much hair, or I'd be bold by now!

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Aaron Kara
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2 years ago

The trick is to procrastinate until someone chooses out of sheer frustration...

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Hans
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2 years ago

Much worse then watching alone (the other can simply also watch later) is to continue with a computer game that you jointly played!

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Hans
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2 years ago

As long as the butts are touching, the relationship is safe!

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Marina Litvin
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2 years ago

both

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Hans
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2 years ago

At least remove the bloody blanket. This is no US movie.

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Idotenyin-abasi Wilson
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2 years ago

This one really resonated with me.

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 years ago

eating is very helpful, less cleaning after to do :)

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Gary
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2 years ago

Chocolate is the worst, at first you aren't quite sure what it is.

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Gary
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2 years ago

At first it's fine, then it's slippery, then it gets frantic & slippery, then it's dangerous & someones gonna get injured.

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Last Hurrah
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2 years ago

Pop! Right in her eye.

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Meow
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2 years ago

Did anyone else notice the Bored Panda emoji?

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Liam Walsh
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2 years ago

We have to put our socks in safe places - our dogs adore them.

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Gary
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2 years ago

The reality is it's too hot for you, too cold her her, you burn yourselves on the candles, wax everywhere, the tub is too small and you are cramped up, the petals get clogged in the drain and you have to hire a plumber to fix the problem. And who gets the tap end?

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Nadja Lambacher
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2 years ago

Joey doesn't share food!

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Ruby Brook
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2 years ago

yup that's petty realistic!

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Aileen Cawlfield
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2 years ago

Bored panda ice cubes?

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anarkzie
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2 years ago

Wait the reality of trying to get milk out of the fridge is that a creepy woman is hiding behind the door??? 30 odd people upvoted this, can someone explain it, I'm lost.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Forgot the space-hogging dogs!!

Totally a Dragon
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2 years ago

And cats

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Kk Hulce
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2 years ago

King size bed people.

Amanda Ford
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2 years ago

Doesn't help when one of us is a snorer. (Me in this case)

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Foxyloxylou
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2 years ago

bp couch shadow

Sienna39108
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1 year ago

The Bored panda is the couches shadow againnn

Eevee Loves π™
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1 year ago

IT SAYS BOREDPANDA.COM

_WEIRD_ONE_
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2 years ago

bored panda shadow

Michelle Rensbug
Community Member
2 years ago

No... Reality is that one partner becomes the bed... Queen size or not.

Andres Tejeda
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2 years ago

Wrong, men still get a tiny sliver of the bed.

Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

I like the meme I found that said "My buddy asked if he could crash on my couch. I had to explain that I'm married..and that's where I sleep."

Gary
Community Member
2 years ago

Equally spaced sleeping sides, has this artist ever been married or lived with a woman?

Taylor Gee
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2 years ago

Ok.... I'm my experience... my boyfriend takes up 80% of the bed. If i didn't love him so much, i would probably punch him in his sleep....

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