Quick tip, just in case you didn't know: Reddit's r/relationships is a treasure trove of bizarre anecdotes in the often bewildering world of romance, and the place to go whenever you feel like you can't handle your own love life. Because these people really give you a brand-new perspective on intimacy.
Case in point: this 23-year-old guy who says his girlfriend is utterly flummoxed by the fact that he prefers using a sleeping bag at night instead of putting actual bedsheets or blankets on his mattress. But, in the way of all such stories, he gradually reveals himself to be the obviously weird one in the couple.
I started seeing someone a few weeks ago. Things are going great all around. She's really kind and funny. I couldn't be happier.
So yesterday, for the first time, she came to my place for a few hours. It's a new place I moved in a few months ago. Everything went well and stuff but something strange happened when she saw my bedroom.
See, quite a few years ago(when I was still at my parents'), my blanket was worn-out and we had to buy a new one. For a few nights, while waiting for a replacement, I slept in a sleeping bag we had.
I actually really got used to it and it was very comfortable all around so I decided to keep sleeping in it. It's an amazing sleeping bag : warm, soft, fit. And I sleep VERY well in it so I saw no reason to change it. So when I left my parent's place, I, of course, took my sleeping bag with me.
Anyway, when my new girlfriend saw my sleeping bag, she was definitely taken aback. I explained it to her and we had a good laugh. But afterwards, when we were playing video games, she kept making weird comments about my sleeping bag. Like, she wasn't too obvious about it but I could feel her being a bit uneasy about it for some reason?
She said things like "You might want to buy new blankets. You'll sleep better". I assured her a few times that I slept splendidly but she kept insisting for some reason. She added "Beds are meant to have blankets, not sleeping bags!". She even said "Yes but you aren't camping here. You really should get new blankets. I can buy them for you if you want". I declined of course and repeated that it was just something I'm used to by now and wasn't really keen on changing it. Nevertheless, I did say I would think about buying new ones and she flashed me a great smile.
I really don't know what to think though. Now, I feel like the one weirded out. I'm very clueless at her reaction to my sleeping bag.
What could possibly be her problem with my sleeping bag? I mean, I really don't get it. Why would she care so much about what I sleep in? She's definitely not a controling person so this felt really out of character from her. I didn't have tons of relationships so I'm not sure what to do. I really don't want to get rid of my sleeping bag. We went through a lot together. Buying a new blanket feels a bit like I'm betraying it. And I'm sleeping amazingly in it!
I guess I could use an outside perspective from you guys. What do you think?
Oh boy, oh man, oh no. This guy is afraid of "betraying" his sleeping bag by purchasing additional bedding to make his girlfriend comfortable on the nights she stays over, he seems utterly oblivious as to the source of her confusion.
Take it away, other redditors:
Think the advice got through? We certainly hope so. Good luck, sleeping bag boy.