I'm going to start by stating the obvious by saying we honestly don't deserve dogs. They don't really do anything but unconditionally love their humans, play fetch here and there, and sleep. Sometimes they are the perfect listening ear when nobody else is around. Let's face it, dogs are living creatures too and they come with the ability to listen and best of all, not judge! And who are they going to tell? They can't speak English (but how cool would that be?!) When there is nobody around during the day, and I find myself alone (again) and then look over and see my little friend sitting there, I start to pretend he can listen, understand, and maybe give me his opinion.
My boyfriend and I just hit the year and a half mark of dating, even though it seems like we've been together forever. Over the months, we've taken many pictures together... from football games, to his track meets, to holidays. Although we may have a lot of pictures together, I definitely have a lot of candids of him in my camera roll. If you've been dating your partner for as long as I have or longer, then you'll probably notice you have these same pictures in your photos as well.
1. The awkward first photos together
We laugh at these now, especially this one. Why am I so pale compared to him? It was July! And also, we noticed not to long ago that I was sweating under my arms and his underarms were sweating on me... what a great first time meeting!
2. The ones for VSCO
Every girl who has a significant other posts them onto their VSCO. VSCO is like Instagram, but more has more aesthetically pleasing pictures and there are no "likes." The pictures that include my boyfriend on my VSCO ranges from him holding a bunny to him holding my hand while we went ice skating.
3. Them sleeping
I have so many pictures of my boyfriend sleeping (I promise it's not as weird as it sounds), I just think he's so cute when he's fast asleep while cuddling with me.
4. The embarrassing ones they want no one to see
He's going to kill me when he sees this... but we all have those embarrassing Snapchat pictures that we start to send each other because we've gotten more comfortable with one another.
5. The ones for Facebook
The good looking pictures so you can keep yours and his family updated on how you two are doing. I took my boyfriend to a baby bird meet and greet since he loves birds and has one for a pet. I posted this cute picture of him and his new friends on Facebook so my family can see our adventures together.
6. Old pictures
One of the best parts of dating someone is finally seeing their old pictures. Although, sometimes they may make you cringe... like the one I posted above of my boyfriend after prom in his sophomore year of high school.
7. Their accomplishments
My boyfriend pole vaults for his college and he's really good at it. He just went to division III nationals in March because he qualified! I'm always at his meets so I make sure to get him on video in case he or anyone wants to see. I always try to snag a picture with him too because I'm always so proud.
8. The straight up ugly ones
He sure knows how to make me laugh. And I know he's going to be mad at me for this one too but I think it's a talent that he can do that with his stomach! Sorry, Adam, I promise I still think you look good when you send me these snaps for the most part.
9. But you have the hot ones too
He may be funny and sweet, but he is pretty good looking too. I know us girls keep some attractive pictures of our S.O.'s so we can remind ourselves of what a great looking partner we have.
10. FaceTime screenshots
If you and your lover go to different colleges like my boyfriend and I do, then FaceTiming happens a lot. Sometimes I get some great screenshots, like the one above, to make fun of him later.
1. Sham Jam
2. Clam Jam
3. Point Days
4. All Around the World
5. The Beach
6. All my Favorite People in One Place
7. Living in the Townhouses
8. Best Restaurants in Town
9. Donut Inn
10. My Roommates, here and abroad
While there are plenty of other things that attribute to my time here at Fairfield University, these are just 10 that I bet many other Fairfield students would agree with.