Expectation:You’ll sleep spooning all night because you’re so in love and at peace with each other.
Reality: You’ll shift cuddling positions about 57 times before you just retreat to your own corners of the bed.
Expectation:You’ll lie perfectly still while spooning, as if everything around you has frozen in time.
Reality: True, if you don’t count the sudden, inevitable boner from the butt-to-crotch contact (he’s only human).
Expectation:In the summer, you’ll lay out a beach blanket and hold each other close on a gorgeous day.
Reality: You’ll do it for 10 minutes before you complain about being too sweaty.
Expectation:Facing each other when cuddling feels so natural; your bodies just ~fit perfectly~!
Reality: Your legs have no idea where to go! Nothing feels right!
Expectation:He’ll whisper sweet nothings in your ear the whole time.
Reality: He’ll do that in between mentioning how his arm fell asleep or how he has to pee.
Expectation:Cuddling in bed while watching Netflix...What could be better???
Reality: You both fall asleep right away, LOL.
Expectation:Lying in each others’ arms is the gentlest, sweetest experience in the whole wide world.
Reality: He will 100 percent absent-mindedly roll on top of your hair.
Expectation:You’ll feel the coziest you’ve ever felt in his arms.
Reality: The room is too cold, and you keep wrestling for the ends of a too-small blanket.
Expectation:As long as you love each other, you’ll never get sick of cuddling.
Reality: This one’s actually true!
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.