1. "How do you spice it up?" As if it weren't already spicy. When you're in a really, really good relationship, you don't have to search for spices—they're just there in infinite supply.
2. "You're so young! Shouldn't you be dating around muna?" And by that do you mean "have one-night stands with guys who don't know what they're doing and first dates that are awkward as hell"? I don't judge if that's what you enjoy. But if I found My Person, so there's no point in going on dates that I don't really want to be on.
3. "How's the ball and chain doing?" Or "How's the boyyyyyyfriend?"you might say while rolling your eyes as if to suggest it's such a chore to be in a happy, steady relationship. He's great and we love the shit out of each other, actually! Thanks for asking.
4. "Aren't you too comfortable around him?" ?Allow me to clarify: A comfortable relationship is not an unhappy relationship. I'm comfortable with my significant other in the sense that I will walk around with no makeup and send him ugly selfies. Comfort does not make us dislike each other.
5. "It's so weird that you have no one else to compare him or your relationship to. How can you even tell if he's The One?" This is hard to understand for someone who hasn't found their person yet, but if you have found your person, you know. To put it in simple terms—your favourite personal belonging probably isn't your favorite because some external force made you realize that it is. Your favorite green bracelet is your favorite green bracelet because you love it and it means something to you. It's that simple. So, yeah, I just know.
6. "Do you really believe in monogamy?" I do.
7. "Can you be my wingwoman?" Uh, no, that's boring for me. I don't bring you out on my dates because you'd rather poke your eyes out than be a third wheel, which is totally fine. But that's what being your wingwoman feels like to me.
8. "Doesn't it get boring?" If it were boring I wouldn't be doing it. I'm in a committed relationship with a person, I am not in a committed relationship with boredom. Thanks though.
9. "How do you know he's The One when he's been The Only One?!" This is a real thing that someone told me once, and it blew my mind. Just because the first guy I got with ended up being the only guy I wanted to get with doesn't mean that it's not real. (See no. 5 above, ahem.)
10. "Do you really want to come to GNO?" Just because I am in a relationship doesn't mean I am against hanging out with single people. When I'm going out with my best girlfriends, the last thing I am thinking about is anyone's relationship status. So if you're going out for a fun night of drinks and food, whether or not you're looking for hookups, count me in!
11. "How do you know? You've only been with one guy." <---The ~sAsSy~ remark you get whenever you try to give relationship advice. Yes, I have only been with one guy. Because he's an awesome hell of a guy who treats me exactly as I should be treated. Because I know how good it feels to be in a happy relationship, I know that the way that douchebag is treating you is wrong. And you deserve to be happy!
12. "Do you think other guys are cute?" I mean yeah, I have eyes. I think that Channing Tatum is hot as hell because he is. I acknowledge that a man is attractive as he walks past me on the street because I am a living human. Just because I am monogamous doesn't mean I want to rip off my clothes at the sight of a hot man who isn't my man.
13. "Do you really think he's ever only been with you?" I really do because we're in a trusting relationship. That's what monogamous relationships are. And that's what I like having in my life.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.