13 Steps To Letting Your Freak Flag Fly While Dating A Total Weirdo

by Laura Wigodner

If you’re lucky enough to be with a weirdo, you have to understand you might have to make some changes in order to make this relationship work.

You don’t have to rearrange your life completely, but you need to learn how to take a delicate approach to the weirdo lifestyle.

There isn’t necessarily a specific set of rules when you’re with a weirdo because weirdos don’t like to follow rules.

But there are some steps you can take if you’re unsure of what to do.

Here is a 13-step guide to get you started:

1. Be 100 percent yourself.

If you’re with a weirdo, chances are, he or she is always being his or her genuine self around you.

It takes a lot for weirdos to freely let their freak flags fly, so never wear a mask around them.

Be the best you you can be.

2. Know how to laugh a lot.

While dating a weirdo, it’s important to not take life too seriously.

Laughing will be one of the foundations of your relationship, so be sure to lighten up.

3. Be prepared to look at life differently.

Weirdos aren’t the types to go along with the “normal” way of life.

So if “normal” is what you’re used to, just let it go.

Never automatically turn away these differences.

You might even feel a genuine sense of satisfaction when you see what it’s like to live another way.

4. Never give a sh*t about embarrassment.

If you’re afraid of your weirdo publicly embarrassing you, you should rethink your worries in life.

So what if he or she wants to sing along to the song playing in a store?

So what if he or she wants to make silly jokes with strangers while you’re out and about?

These tiny spurts of potential embarrassment are not a huge deal in the end.

5. Be ready to try new things.

Your weirdo will probably have interests outside the box, but don’t be afraid to get involved with these interests.

You might even find yourself enjoying new hobbies and activities.

Even if you don’t, at least you can say you tried.

6. Look past society’s standards.

Society takes a lot of its angst out on weirdos because it’s afraid of accepting differences.

Screw what society says. Instead, think about how lucky you are to have met someone so different from everyone else.

Besides, it’s not always cool to be cool.

7. Release your inner goofball.

Don’t be afraid to have a little fun in life.

Everyone has a goofy side, but not everyone shows it.

It’s important to let your silliness come out every once in a while.

Not only will your weirdo appreciate it, but you’ll appreciate it, too.

Don’t think you’re too old or too normal to be a goofball because those are just excuses.

8. Know when to be serious.

Even though weirdos are known for being a bit crazy, they also have a serious side to them you should respect.

Life can’t be funny 24/7, so make sure you understand when your partner wants to have a serious conversation about something.

9. Know how to make fun of yourself.

It’s truly beautiful when you can have a good laugh at yourself every once in a while.

This is almost necessary when you’re with a weirdo because weirdos already know all about self-inflicted jokes.

If you know how to laugh at yourself, you’ll know how to have more fun in life.

10. Embrace your partner’s quirks.

Don’t look at your partner’s quirks as flaws.

Rather, see these quirks as the things that make them unique.

When you fall for a weirdo, you fall for every part of him or her, and you’ll naturally learn to love every silly thing he or she does.

Every weird quality he or she has is a puzzle piece that leads to the whole personality.

11. Don’t overthink things.

If you’re spending all your time wondering why and how your partner has become so weird, you’re just wasting your time.

There is no need to question it.

Appreciate it for all it’s worth.

Stop worrying about how different this person is because it won’t matter in the end.

12. Be proud to introduce your weirdo to family members.

If you truly care about your partner, you won’t be afraid to introduce him or her to your family or anyone close to you.

Despite your partner's weirdness, your family is bound to love him or her just as much as you do.

If you show acceptance, there’s a good chance they will, too.

13. Realize how lucky you are.

Not everyone gets the opportunity to date a weirdo, so you need to understand how special this truly is.

Understand how special you truly are.

Always appreciate the special silliness you and your partner have together.