People Confess Which Guilty Pleasures They're Hiding From Their Significant Other
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Most couples are inseparable and enjoy doing everything together, thanks in part to shared mutual interests.


But on occasion, some people in relationships go off in pursuit of one-sided pleasures in secret for various reasons.

These can range from going out to a vegan restaurant when the other person is a carnivore to seeing a Netflix show that is too violent for a squeamish significant other.

Because not every significant other may not share the same passion, Redditors TheTinRam asked:

"What’s a guilty pleasure you hide from your significant other?"

These Redditors needed some "me time."

Dad Time

"Everytime I go on a late night grocery run (once or twice a month) because I work nights, and my wife forgot to grab whatever, I add a $0.70 Mexican soda to the cart. It is just for me. It is something my dad used to get me on especially long days when I was a kid 'helping' him on jobsites. It is my tiny reminder of him."

– thecountnotthesaint

Story For No One

"I write stories for years now, some of the times she thinks I'm working on the computer but I'm actually writing a story. There is nothing to hide but I just keep it to myself, none of my family members know I write stories. Till today I have written 56 stories (most of them are short)."

– SuvenPan

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

"Staying up late for peace and quiet."

– Blue_OG_46

Chatting For One

"I talk to myself all the time, I was actually wondering last night if it was a really weird thing to do lol"

hottytoddy_sko

Naked And Sacred

"I will cruise the house butt naked and just do whatever the hell I want. About once a month. I won’t be able to this summer because the kids will be back in school, but come August, I’ll be naked and free again!"

– batchofbetterbutter

Some people need to get out of the house.

Self Therapy

"Sometimes I take the long way home and talk to myself in the car about my 'problems' - like Self Therapy. I put one earbud in so ppl think I could be on the phone."

"I get quite animated. It helps to get a stressful day out of my system before I get home and switch gears."

– Humble-Plankton2217

Solo Slice

"My husband has gluten sensitivity. If he eats regular pizza, his stomach hurts for a couple of days after."

"Well, I don't, so sometimes I say I'm going for a run, and I do run.... to the pizza store, eat a slice, and run back."

– sohumsahm

Catching Up With The Boys

"Covid has messed it up for a bit now. But every 3 or so months the boys and I all get up like we are going to work at our respective jobs but instead all call in sick and meet for breakfast, then go back to our one buddies place for the day to hangout. Around 4 or 5 one by one we all head home for our normal arrival time."

"It's literally the only way for us all to get together reliably. Most of us have known each other for the better part of 30 years now, going way back to junior kindergarten for some."

"Twice I have let her know my plan for the day and twice I have gotten phone calls to come home early for what ever not some emergency. So now we do it secretly."

– foh242

Some of the things people do behind their SO's backs is for endearing reasons.

Smooch Ploy

"I don’t know if this is a guilty pleasure necessarily but I pretend to be asleep when he comes home from work because he always kisses me on the forehead."

– str8outofabook

Catching Zzzs

"I love when she snores."

"She complains (only lightly) about my snoring all the time, and I always feel awful that I make it tricky for her to get a good night's sleep. When she's snoring, I know she's actually going to rest well, and it makes me happy."

– ricdesi

Scent Of A Man

"Smelling his clothes. Not creepily, like his boxers. But when he lets me borrow a shirt or a sweater I’ll put it on and just revel in the smell of him on his clothes. If I recall correctly, it definitely wasn’t like this when we first started dating. It’s been over two years now and I only remember doing this around the 7 month mark. He smells really, really good."

– he-whoeatsbugs

The Forever Admirer

"I have a whole album of 'unflattering' pictures of her. Not really something I hide, but they make me happy. She’s so silly yet so beautiful."

– Dewahll

They say that a couple that plays together, stays together.

That's all well and good. However, a significant other having some alone time should never be stigmatized.

My husband and I usually watch every TV show together, but I watch Netflix's Ozark by myself because I enjoy intense dramas, immensely.

It's not a secret. And he's glad I watch the shows that I want to watch on my own time–just like I encourage him to watch all those UFO documentaries that he's obsessed with, by himself.

No really, watch them without me.

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