15 Reasons Why Being the Third Wheel Is the Best

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Whoever said three’s a crowd was not thinking with a glass-half-full mentality. Okay, sure, you may not have that special someone to cuddle up with on a Saturday night or post cutesy photos with on Instagram. But there are many benefits to being the third wheel. For instance, while your best friend is busy making out with their significant other, you get to flirt with the waiter. If you’re having a rough time thinking of the positives, here are 15 reasons why being the third wheel is the best.

1. When you go out on a Friday night with a couple, there is no competition when trying to get the hot bartender’s attention.

2. Your friend and their SO will sometimes pay for your meal.

And let's be real, who doesn't love free food?

3. You don’t have to share your food and drinks with anyone.

It's all for me, myself and I.

4. You can get dating advice from two perspectives.

5. There’s double the chance you don’t have to be designated driver.

6. You have not just one but two people to root for you when you go ask for the cutie's number at the bar.

7. When the going gets rough in the dating world, you have two shoulders to cry on.

8. You gain a new copilot and a new group of friends.

9. After all, three’s not a crowd—it’s a party.

lol if I repeat it to myself, it must be true.

10. If your friend’s boyfriend/girlfriend brings their cute friends along, you’re first in line.

11. If there’s tension between the two lovebirds, you get to put your peacemaking skills to work.

12. If you don’t want to deal with their fights, you also have the freedom to walk away.

I'm out.

13. You learn from their mistakes and successes.

Be sure to take good notes!

14. You’re always seen as the fun one out of the group.

Because most of the time, everyone else is too busy being lovey-dovey with each other.

15. Hanging out with a couple that's truly in love makes you hopeful that one day you'll find your own prince charming or dream woman.

*swoon*

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Originally from the central coast of California, Ani Dietman (Araya-Byrd) studied English Literature and public relations at San Diego State University where she blended her passions for journalism and PR into internships and reporting for SDSU's newspaper, The Daily Aztec. In October 2014, Ani fulfilled one of her biggest dreams and made the move to NYC. On any given day, you’ll find Ani running through Central Park before sunrise with her husband, fueling her addiction to shoes, reading Jane Austen and working as a PR Account Manager for W2O Group.