These People Discovered Strange Things About Their Partner After Moving In Together

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People are strange creatures. When we meet and fall in love with them, it doesn’t mean that these weird quirks suddenly go away. What it does mean is that you’re about to be in for quite a shock when you realize what it is your partner really gets up to.

From talking to feet to weird bowel movements and being extremely messy to talking to inanimate objects, these people found out some really weird stuff about their significant others- some of which really shocked them. And if you’d like to find out what those things are, all you need to do is keep reading.

46. Bend To Wash

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My husband washes his butt by bending over and getting the shower head deep in there. I opened the door and just stood there in shock. He got scared and fell.

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We now have a grippy shower mat and I don’t randomly walk in while he’s in the shower. Ahhhh we’ve been married a long time.

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45. Hey Feeties!

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Every morning my SO puts my socks on my feet. He wakes me up, then wakes my feet up. When he takes the blanket off of my feet, he says, “Good morning feeties! How are you guys this morning?!” At this point, I’m BARELY awake, but I feel like it genuinely disappoints him if my feet don’t “respond,” so I have to wiggle my toes. If I do wiggle them, he says “The feeties say it’s gonna be a good morning!”, and if I don’t wiggle again, he – in a very serious tone – says, “Feeeeties, don’t be gruuuumpyy!”

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He will then kiss both big toes and put my socks on, then go about his morning. I have always been a terribly grumpy person in the mornings, but waking up to him is like waking up in a Disney movie. We’re gross and adorable and he’s perfect.

44. Small Girl. Big Problems

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My very petite girlfriend has massive bowel movements that block the toilet. Living alone, I have had to plunge a toilet maybe twice a year. Now, it’s about three times a month.

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I have asked a professional plumber about this, he nodded and told me that, “People are different.” It felt like he dropped some deeply wise knowledge on me.

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43. Baby Blanket is a Must

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My husband is 34, still has his baby blanket and MUST sleep with it every night. When he can’t find it, he will turn on the light at 3 am just to look for it. He requires it to function, and it can never be washed.

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It’s super cute to see him snuggle with it and smell it all the time, and it’s his little safe card no matter what’s going on. But sometimes, he makes me get Blanket before I sit down to watch a movie, so I’m not sure where I rank with it.

42. Burp!

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My boyfriend stands with one foot on the toilet and then crouches to wipe. I have no idea why and it always looks like he’s trying to put in a tampon for the first time.

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But the best and funniest thing is when he burps in his sleep; when he burps, he actually says the word ‘burp.’ It’s bizarre.

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41. Sleeping-Sitting

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Occasionally, my wife will sit straight up in bed, but she is dead asleep. The first couple of times she did it, I thought she was going to go to the bathroom or drink some water, but she just sat there. I tried talking to her and when she didn’t respond, I realized she was asleep. It was horrifying.

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I’m used to it now, so I just rub her back and quietly tell her, “Lay down, it’s time to sleep,” and she will lay back down. Apparently, she reflexively punched her ex in the eye once because he didn’t realize she was asleep and he woke her up.

40. A Foot Thing

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My wife had a footstool in her bathroom that she would prop her feet on when she would use the bathroom. She can’t poop without it.

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We stayed in a hotel once and she had to poop, but she didn’t have anything to prop her feet up on. So I laid on the floor and played angry birds while she did her business with her feet on my chest.

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39. Obsessed With Pooping

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My boyfriend is obsessed with pooping. He goes even when he doesn’t have to, just to give it a try. He calls it his hobby and wants us to change houses and get a place with a bigger bathroom so he can poop more comfortably.

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He also loves talking about the texture of his poop and calls them either logs, nuggets, or waterfalls. It’s really hard not to visualize, but I think it’s adorable.

38. De-fluffing Socks and Picking Nails

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My husband would turn his socks inside out and run his hands along the socks to de-fluff them before he wears them. And I get to pick up black fluff from our bedroom floor.

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Also, when he’s in bed, he picks his thumb’s nails and they make a repetitive clicking noise that drives me bonkers. He refuses to use nail clippers because he saw something on TV about unsanitary nail clippers causing infections and now just rips his nails off.

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37. The Fear of Cotton

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You know how most people react to the sound of nails on a chalkboard, or a fork and sharp things dragging on a plate? That’s how he reacts to the feel of cotton. It literally freaks him out and makes him cringe.

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So if I want to give him some payback, I turn socks inside-out on my hands, sneak up behind him, and touch his face.

36. Socks Under The Pillow

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My girlfriend is the type of person who gets cold easily when going to bed, so she wears socks to sleep. The thing is she never wakes up with socks on. She takes them off in the middle of the night and puts them under her pillow.

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Since she is sleeping, she somehow does not know this. I have looked under her pillow and found nine separate pairs of socks. I take those socks, clean them, and put them away for her because she’s just so cute.

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35. His Socks

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My husband will enter the house and take clothes off and drop them as he moves between rooms. This results in a little trail of clothes everywhere he goes. His socks will end up everywhere, almost like a woman’s hair.

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I’ve found them in the bathtub, the fridge, the mail bin, on the bed, in my pillow, and god only knows where else. Every time we find one, he will look at it and say “Huh” and go back to what he was doing.

34. Slaps It With a Beat

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My partner likes to slap his booty when he gets out of the shower. He has a certain beat that he keeps and it is so very loud.

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He also sucks the seasoning off of chips before eating them. When he chews, it sounds like Megatron and Optimus Prime are having a party.

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33. Are You Ready, Mr. Tomato?

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My girl speaks to vegetables while cooking. Once, I went into the kitchen after the first week of our co-living and heard how she’s saying something like “Ok, good Mr. Tomato, I’m going to cut you in pieces.”

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I was like “What!?” She became as red as poor Mr. Tomato, tried to talk herself out of it, but I said that it wasn’t a big deal.

32. Every Girl’s Problem

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My wife has WAY too many clothes, some that she never even wears. She has a full walk-in closet to herself, and I use the closet in the spare bedroom as mine.

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The worst part is when I come home from work and she’s often wearing MY CLOTHES! And she would say, “But your clothes are so much more comfy to wear around the house…” 

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31. Hair is EVERYWHERE!

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My girl’s hair is everywhere. It covers every surface, it gets on all your clothes and appears where and when you least expect it.

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It’s a never-ending battle of trying to manage and clean up all the hair. A battle that cannot be won. It’s been almost 20 years and it feels like I’m married to a cat.

30. Save the Other Half

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My husband would rip paper towels in half and save the other half. I collected them, wrapped them up, and gave them to him for Christmas. Yes, we used the other half; I’m not an earth-killing savage.

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Also, every time he gets out of the shower, he struts into the room naked, and says, “OK, gotta go to work.” He did it every week and it was funny every time; I think that was the weird part.

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29. Crazy iLife

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My partner can’t stay without the iPad. If she is coming from the bedroom to the living room, she needs to carry the iPad. If she is cooking, she needs the iPad. And the only thing she does on it is play games. From the moment she wakes up in the morning, she starts playing.

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I forgot to mention that she can’t poop without the iPad. She really can’t. If she needs to poop, she needs to have the iPad. I can’t remember a single day she went to poop at home and she didn’t have it.

28. Sleep Working

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My husband used to talk in his sleep and go through the motions of work while dead asleep. He was a pilot car driver and would help the low bed drivers chain down trucks, and was on the road for weeks at a time.

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When he would finally get home, he just couldn’t shut his brain off and would usually sit straight up, yell at me about something or the other and go back to sleep. One time, he threw some tie down chains in his dream and ended up punching me square in the face.

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27. 11+ Years of Boogers

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My SO blows his nose into his towel and then dries off with it. But I’m the crazy one for refusing to share a towel.

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He then always hangs the towel over the shower curtain rod, so I have to move his booger towel to shower. Sometimes boogers fall off into the tub and it’s just yucky. I’ve lived through 11+ years of boogers.

26. Where is the Smell?

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We’ve been married for 21 years and I have only heard him burp maybe two times and fart about the same.

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He is also a phantom pooper. There’s no smell and he’s in and out in record time. It’s so weird. I’m pretty normal in the gas department but feel like an absolute Neanderthal if I let one rip.

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25. Picking Her Nose With Style

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When my wife has one or more boogers in her nose, she grabs a tissue, usually sits down next to me, proceeds to pick her nose for ten straight minutes and starts casually talking to me.

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She then puts them orderly in a line on the tissue. I’m disgusted and weirded the heck out by that and she thinks it’s totally normal.

24. It’s Their Family’s Tradition

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When eating Oreos, my wife takes a mug filled with milk and places the Oreo in the mug, she then takes a spoon and scoops it out of the milk and eats the Oreo off of the spoon. Why else would God have given us fingers if not for using to dip Oreos, I say?

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Once, when we were at my in-law’s home, she was eating Oreos and I started giving her crap about it. Then I look around the room and see her dad, mom, and three sisters just looking at me; all holding their mugs of milk and Oreos with spoons to extract said Oreos from the milk. Foot, meet mouth.

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23. He Has No Off Switch

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My husband has no off switch. If I’m not listening, he just talks to himself. He has full on conversation in the shower and pauses YouTube videos in the middle to give commentary.

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He’s pretty much only quiet when he sleeps, and then he snores! I love him to bits though. The house feels weird when he’s not here chattering away.

22. The Food Comas

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I thought my SO didn’t like my cooking because he would rush to eat the plate and then not say anything to me after.

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It turns out that when he eats something, he really enjoys, and he will eat it REALLY vigorously and then have to recover from his food coma.

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21. The Wax, Okay, The Phlegm, No

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My SO likes to sleep with pieces of tissue in his ears because he believes his ears leak wax. I’ve never seen them leak.

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I kind of found it gross at the start of the relationship, but seven years in, I just pick up those tissue bits up from our bedroom ground and it’s doesn’t even bother me. He also hocks (the phlegm thing) in the shower and that does bother me. A girl has limits.

20. Leaving Things Open

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My partner leaves every door open, from every cabinet door in the kitchen to the bathroom, the TV unit, storage, etc.

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It absolutely blows my mind. I feel like I spend more time constantly ducking to avoid hitting my head or running into things than anything else. She also grew up very privileged with several live-in maids, so I guess it makes sense even though it was decades ago. Time to mature a little, eh?

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19. Laying His Socks Out

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We’ve been married a little over ten years and I just realized a month ago, that he lays his socks out every night before bed. Not a shirt, not a pair of pants or his belt, but his socks.

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I just asked him if he’s been laying socks out every night recently. He said he’s been doing it since he was a kid.

18. Not a “Neat Freak”

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I knew my wife for a few years before we started dating and eventually, we moved in together. She always talked about how she was such a “neat freak,” and her office space was always immaculate. Fast forward to when we moved in together. She was NOT a neat freak. At first, I let it slide, like maybe I’m the only one that wipes down the baseboards once a week. But she blew her nose CONSTANTLY in bed and she would leave the tissues on the floor under her side of the bed.

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She would also collect glasses of water on her nightstand until there’s like eight glasses sitting there. Even after mentioning it and cleaning it up myself for ten years, she still does it. This is in addition to clothes being all over the floor on her side of the closet instead of being neatly arranged on hangers in color-order. It drives me nuts.

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17. The Crying Wife

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My wife cries all the time, like 90% of the time because of the movie/TV show/podcast she is watching. The other 10% is just random “I’m so lucky to have you” happy crying. It’s both endearing and funny to me. Her first mistake was when I found out she cried to Beauty and the Beast music.

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Now, I will make her dinner and listen to the music while I cook, forcing her to come and cry with me or to throw things at me while laughing/crying. It’s adorable.

16. Fresh Mouth, Better Shower?

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My husband always brushes his teeth before hopping in the shower. All my life, I’ve brushed my teeth after I shower.

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It’s obviously a really small thing. But it really stood out to me because I asked him why and he said he didn’t like taking a shower tasting morning breath, preferred a fresh mouth so he could enjoy the shower. It seemed like such a good reason; at that moment, I felt a little dumb doing it my way for so long.

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15. Just Do The Dishes!

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I’ve been living with my boyfriend for a while now. We don’t have a dishwasher, but at night, when he cooks, I clean and the nights I cook, he cleans. Or he says he will. He leaves them for the next morning but always feels lazy and says he will do them after work.

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Then after work, he is too tired and the cycle continues until we have a mountain of gross dishes that he SWEARS he will do and gets mad if I attempt to do them myself. JUST DO THE DISHES!

14. The Full Body Twitch

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My partner does full body ‘the-devil-touched-me’ twitches in her sleep. It was really weird to see the first few nights.

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The thing is, I later learned that they happen while she’s awake, too. We could be snuggling up together, getting all warm and cozy for a snowy winter’s night, just starting to drift off, and bam, she’s full body twitching like she’s being electrocuted. I’ve gotten a shoulder to the mouth, an elbow to the ribs, a heel to the shin, you name it. I’m usually fine, but she’s awake and grumbling because it’s startling and it hurts. If she’s trying to stay awake, but her body’s relaxing, like if we’re watching a movie, it’ll happen then, too. We have no idea why, but it’s a bit freaky.

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13. He’s a Hoarder

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My significant other keeps everything! He throws nothing away! From every magazine he gets in the mail to every box he gets from buying something. I just don’t get it and it drives me crazy.

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One of the best examples was when he had a bag of sweets that had accumulated from his first year of university. Five years later, it migrated to his new house and was just sitting there. And he refused to let me throw it out!

12. Ear Cleaning Habits

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My husband cannot clean his ears without coughing. He is also extremely particular about q-tips.

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He keeps them in a sealed container and will not use the same one on both ears and will not use it if it’s touched anything outside of the q-tip box.

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11. She Poops Once a Week

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My girlfriend poops once a week, which usually results in her clogging the toilet. Then she calls me to help her unclog it! I have become quite adept at it.

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If I disturb her sleep at night, she awakens and says random things like, “Chinese restaurant!” and “No, it won’t fit!”

10. Ferocious Eating

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My husband eats deviled eggs with a ferocity. He will literally forget to take breaks in between eggs in order to breathe. He’ll even start to sweat.

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My mother did not believe me, so she made some for him for Christmas and got to witness the horror first hand. For context, he’s a pretty fit guy who eats most of his meals normally.

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9. The Human Pretzel

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My husband will fall asleep in the most awkward and uncomfortable positions. He will stay up on the couch playing a video game or watching TV while I go to bed.

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He will then fall asleep on the couch but not lying down or with his head on the back. He will contort himself into a human pretzel and sleep. And he says he has no idea why his back and neck are so messed up all the time.

8. Spilled Like a Kid

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We’ve lived together a few years now, but here it goes. She spills food. At every. God. Given. Meal. Snacking? Yup. Breakfast? Yup. Lunch? Yup. Dinner? Yup. Eating out at a restaurant? You can bet she’ll come home with a stain on her somewhere.

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Whether it’s small crumbs or condiments or soup, it’s guaranteed that she’ll spill something. She’s like that dirty little kid at meal time who will eat without care and get up from the table with a circle of food all over her feet. I thought this is something adults get over. We’re in our late 20s.

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7. Say the Magic Word

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My husband is obsessed with programmable things. Now, all of our lamps are programmed, so if I walk into a room, I have to go “Alexa, turn on the lights.”

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It’s like living in some Sci-Fi movie.  It’s fun until we get into a fight and then he messes with me by doing weird stuff to the lights.

6. A Not-Blind Blind Man

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My husband is terrible at finding things. It can be front and center at eye level in the fridge and he can’t find it.

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I used to hide his presents by putting them in the open on a chair in our bedroom. I called it my super secret hiding spot, blatantly told him that’s where I “hid” his presents and he still never had any idea what he was getting.

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5. The Binger Boy

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My husband is a binger. If he finds a musician he likes, he’ll buy the whole catalog. Cool video game? Stay up until all hours every night until he’s gone all the way through it. Good book? Let’s read everything that author ever wrote!

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He just tended to binge on something that grabbed his interest. After I called it to his attention, he became a little more balanced, but he still goes all-in on some things. It’s sort of cute.

4. Gags on her Urine

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I found out each night before bed, my wife kept one ounce of her pee in a cup next to the bed in order to keep herself from sleepwalking. If she falls asleep and doesn’t have the urine next to her, she gets up and gets a drink, and it’ll wake her up.

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I’ve seen it happen a few times. So instead of sleepwalking into the pool, she gags on the smell of her urine.

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3. Well, It’s Easier For Her To Run

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When my wife and I first moved in together, she had this ridiculous fear that someone would break into the apartment. So the front door was deadlocked and the flimsy hell bedroom door was locked every night.

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I got used to that, but the weirdest part was, as afraid as she was, she HAD to sleep on the side of the bed closest to the door. I’ll never understand that thought process.

2. Sneaking Food

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Before I married my husband, I never knew how many strange quirks he had (we didn’t live together until we got married). One of them was that he would sneak out of bed in the middle of the night and eat food out of the fridge in the pitch-black kitchen.

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When I caught him, I asked what he was doing. When he explained it to me, I said, “You’re a married adult in your own place. You don’t have to sneak food.” He hasn’t done it since I pointed it out. Apparently, my husband grew up the youngest of eight kids and, based on what I know about him, he was obviously ignored by his siblings/parents. That was probably the only way he could get food when he was younger.

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1. The Nature Lover

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My girlfriend likes to grow things, which is fine if it’s a little pot of basil in the window or a tomato plant outside. But she’s now trying to grow avocados, and our kitchen is filled with little cups of water with floating stones. She’s run out of little containers, so she moved onto our (fairly expensive) wine glasses.

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It’s not even remotely worth the effort, yet when I point out that we can easily purchase an avocado from the store whenever we need one, I’m accused of “not being in touch with nature.”

Kat Begonja

Kat Begonja

Lover of animals, writing and all things Croatian!

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