The Secret Pleasures of a Boring Relationship

Love and Sex

The Secret Pleasures of a Boring Relationship

Illustration: Sushant Ahire/Arré


ast weekend, my girlfriend and I sat in our living room on Saturday evening, debating our options for the evening. Should we go watch Justice League, against the advice of all our friends? Or maybe we should head to a club in Bandra, where some UK DJ with an unpronounceable name would be playing a set until 3am?

There was a third option that both of us were secretly hoping for — staying in for another binge-watch of The Office — but we were afraid of voicing it. An unspoken fear stopped us both; the fear of coming across as what is probably the worst thing to be in a long-term, committed relationship: Boring. Old couples sat at home and did supposedly uninteresting things like watching re-runs. Not able-bodied and hot-blooded 26-year-olds like us, neophiles constantly in search of their fix of novelty.