Every relationship is uniquely different, but behind our individual idoscincricies are certain things that unite all couples who have been together for a prolonged period of time. Because no matter how quirky your partnership may be, there are a few things that you and your significant other do which make you the same as every other couple.

If you have been with your other half for a considerable time, it’s highly likely that you’re extremely relaxed in their company. So relaxed that you let yourself be completely natural, to an alarming degree – you probably wouldn’t dare do the following things in front of your mom and dad (and quite rightly so, because that’d be really wrong)…

1. Toilet talk is no longer taboo

Despite every human’s bodily functions being relatively the same (read: we all p*ss and sh*t), we are extremely shy when it comes to toilet talk. The early stages of a relationship see us sneak around trying to cover our toilet-using tracks, for very little reason other than we don’t want our partner to know we go to the loo – which is completely ludicrous.

Luckily as a relationship develops we all come to our senses and realize that everybody does it – even the Queen – and that trying to pretend we don’t is a monumental waste of our time and energy – energy which could be better invested elsewhere, if you know what I mean!

2. Incessant shaving is no longer required

When you first start dating someone, you want them to think that you’re perfect. To do so you intricately shave your entire body so that you resemble some sort of slinky smooth worm.

However, as time goes by you begin to realize how time-consuming this extravagance is, and slowly, sections begin to grow fuzzy one by one until you begin to look as fluffy as a creature you’d find in the Arctic circle.