Guidelines To Having A Successful Netflix Baby
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Guidelines To Having A Successful Netflix Baby

Never go blind into a commitment like this.

Guidelines To Having A Successful Netflix Baby

After over a decade of mainstream exposure, it was inevitable that people would find a way to twist Netflix into something beyond just a movie-streaming service. There came the drinking games and the immensely popular Netflix and Chill, which is practically a stage in some relationships and a meme destined to outlive Netflix, itself. When the time for Netflix and Chill is over, though, it's time to buckle down and throw some commitment in there. To really show someone you love them, a Netflix Baby is the surefire way to go.

"Oh my gawd they have your eyes."

A Netflix Baby is a show that a 2+ people start and, ideally, watch the entire way through together. Because this is so important, there are a set of rules one should follow to pass this test:

1. Understand the consequences of watching alone

If you're hell-bent on watching without your Netflix partner(s) you must understand that you are allowing deceit and secrets into your relationship. This is a bond of trust. Breaking it may cost that trust along with one partner ceasing to watch the show and no sick references being made between the two of you.

2. Choose your partner(s) wisely

This practically goes without mentioning, but do not start a Netflix Baby with someone who isn't in for the long-haul -- every season that you plan on watching. If you're not comfortable with having a Netflix Baby with someone, tell them. It may hurt now, but it's better than having a rough Netflix divorce later.

3. Communicate

As in every element of a relationship, communication is necessary. Do you plan on watching alone? Ask for permission to skip ahead for a bit. Does one person have more free time than the other? Make a schedule. This is all important because the Netflix Baby -- especially the first-born -- is a window into your commitment to each other.

4. Be smart with picking the show

To avoid temptation and infidelity, picking a show that's very middle-of-the-road is important. Pick one that is interesting, but that you don't feel like you need to be watching 24/7 to feel whole. It's a compromise to make sure that temptation to defy this holy companionship is fought back and the relationship reaches the finale in a stronger piece than it was at the pilot.

5. Have patience

The sad reality of this situation is that you will most likely get really excited to watch this show, as are many people when they start off. Sounds great because you can watch it together and ride this journey out with someone fantastic at your side. However, that also means you need to show restraint when they're not around. The commitment in all of this comes from this restraint and the mutual love for every little episode of your Netflix Baby and for each other.

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