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The Couch Creep by Raz

by Prince Of Petworth December 18, 2008 at 12:48 am 57 Comments

DSC01746, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

There are some things that go in the world of single people that probably happen frequently, and no one has coined a term for it. The couch creep is a term I came up with for something that has happened to me a few times, and I’m sure it’s happened to you too.

The couch creep occurs when two people are (obviously) on a couch hanging out. At first, they are sitting a socially acceptable distance a part. Then, next thing you know, the other party is right next to you, uncomfortably close to you, and they have literally crept over without your notice.

This has happened to me watching a movie with a guy friend, who appeared to have other ideas, and in a small group situation at dinner parties. In every occurrence it has been with men where I think it is a friendly situation, but they appear to think it is something different. I guess in different circumstances, this would not be considered a creep, but a welcome movement closer.

This can also apply to other situations. I constantly tell my coworker that he is chair creeping me when he moves away from his desk, and backs up towards me.

Food for thought….

Any other folks experience “Couch Creep”?  

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