Hard to make too much fun of that, but darn it, we’re still going to try. If you see yourself on here, just remember that we’re not making fun of you – just the picture.
Step Out of the Time Machine
There's nothing wrong with this couple, of course. By all accounts, they look like every other couple from the sixties. Dad's in a smart suit, Mom's in a nice dress, and both of them are surrounded by mid-sixties tchotchkes, aggressively floral wallpaper, and furniture choices that may lead them to red faces when they think back on them in the coming decades.
No doubt these two are grandparents – or even great-grandparents – at this point. Oh, there's also some kind of creature next to the lady's legs, but we aren't sure what it is. An owl?
Ah, the Eighties
What's to say about this legendary decade that hasn't already been said? It combined the off-the-wall personal styling choices of the seventies with a booming Reagan economy that came together to form neon, leg warmers, and hair so big it could be seen from space. This pic, which comes from that storied decade, is a perfect example.
We're not sure which year, but the hair, the glasses, the background...it all just screams Bon Jovi, jazzercise, and “Miami Vice.” Seriously, it looks like that lady's face is going to get swallowed by her hairdo. And the guy has a flow that won't be seen as the norm until the first few months of 2020.
Are You From the Future?
If you're young, it might be a little strange to think about, but even people that are older than you can have fun. Yes, even your stodgy old grandparents like to get together and tell some jokes once all the youngins are in bed. That's how we get pictures of these two elderly jokesters wearing some space-age sunglasses.
They might be prepared for the next eclipse, or they might be here to tell you that there's a future disaster they need your help with. The best part is it looks like they barely want to be in the picture with each other.
Going for the Gold
We start to wonder if there is some sort of competition for couples to take the most awkward photos possible. If so, this one must have taken home the gold because boy howdy. This is the sort of thing that gets discovered fifty years after the fact, and then it's either hidden deep in a box in the attic, or it's proudly displayed for all to see.
What to talk about first? The woman proudly displays her braces – both the upper and lower row. They have almost matching frilled shirts, and it's just hard to say that such a rosy color is a good look for the guy.
Getting your pic taken while wearing an ugly Christmas sweater is becoming a fun little tradition for many people. A way to cast off the aspersions and forget that you have to look perfect all the time. This couple has quite the outfit prepped for their fun holiday picture, and the lens flares add another dimension.
The cat's eyes are glowing, the lights are smeared, and there are plenty of other additions like antlers, ties, and more. We have to blink and look away if we stare at it too long, no matter how fun it is.
Trained Him Early
This picture is a classic, all the way from 1965. A young couple had been spending some time on the beach, and once they were finished, the guy took the time to clean off his gal's shoes. The look she's giving the camera tells us that she's fully aware she's picked the right man – not everybody will be so caring.
Is it just us, or does it look like the guy is wearing a tux? He's for sure wearing a suit coat, and he could also be wearing a tie. Why get so dressed up for a trip to the beach? Why have someone else with a camera there? We bet there's a deeper story to this one.
We're Not Going to Apologize
We're told that this photo comes to us from the early sixties, though the outfits look like they belong square in the previous decade. However, the expressions and attitudes are universal. A couple is macking on the deck of a ferry, totally oblivious to the fact that they might be disturbing the other passengers.
This guy next to them, who looks a little bit like Sean Astin, is trying as hard as he can to ignore the proceedings, but it's clear that it's affecting him. Then again, this could have been staged. Those two are really going at it.
Everybody Knows Red Hair Is Fake
This is the kind of picture that looks...well, we aren't going to say it isn't awkward because it clearly has that look to it, but it's the kind of thing that is SUPPOSED to be awkward. The dead stares, the uncomfortable cat, the kitschy sweaters, the uncomfortable hairdos...it all stacks up to this being a staged, awkward photo. Which is fine!
We wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the photos of older generations were similarly staged, though it's impossible to tell at this point. Why any guy would have that kind of haircut escapes us.
We Are Royalty of the Forest
Here we can see Italian actress and TV presenter Sandra Mondaini in a stunning white dress with her leg lifted up – she's helped by her husband, fellow Italian TV host Raimondo Vianello. He is wearing a wig for some reason. This pic is from 1974, at which time the couple hosted the TV variety show “Tanta Scuse.”
Whether this was a promotional shoot or just the kind of thing Italian celebrities got up to at the time, it looks like it was a fun day in the woods. Hopefully, nobody got hurt while trying to take this picture.
Staring Into the Cameraman's Soul
We're going to guess that this picture is the real deal – it wasn't staged or played up for fun; it was just a true and proper picture that a young couple wanted to take to remember their relationship. And you know, it's not really that bad.
It comes from 1977, and the couple – called Frank and Barbara – look cuddled up for good. Frank already has some envious eighties hair going on, but Barb is rocking a stellar 'do. Sure, the pose is a little odd, but we think we can forgive them for that.
They've Seen It All
This picture comes to us from the fifties or sixties, and given the ages of the couple, it's likely that these two have gone through quite a number of tumultuous events. The Great Depression is almost a given, though they might have been young when it began.
They saw the beginning and the end of World War II, perhaps the most world-changing event in the twentieth century. No wonder they can't find the energy to smile – they're probably busy growing food or raising cattle or something like that. At least they got dressed up for their picture.
Go on, Guess the Decade
Why yes, it was the seventies – how did you possibly know? It's true. This happy couple comes from the grooviest decade when styles were big, colors were brown, and glasses covered the entire face. This pic is of German actor Thomas Astan and his girlfriend, in the garden, enjoying a little bit of sunshine as they laugh.
It looks like styles in Germany were more or less the same as in America despite the distance. Sweater vests, wide, flared pants, goofy glasses, and totally ignoring the hair. In fact, if we told you this was from America, we bet you would believe us.
Getting Their Groove On
If you were a married couple during the seventies, you got your boogie on. That was just what you did. In fact, you got your boogie even if you weren't a married couple. That's just the kind of decade it was. These two are long past their courting days, but it looks like they're having plenty of fun getting down on the dance floor despite that.
It isn't the most attractive photo out there, but these two don't seem to mind that much. It looks like they're perfectly in sync, ready to touch hands in the center or whatever the next step in this dance move is.
Well, Hello There
Now, what on earth are we looking at? Are they frightened by something? Is the woman okay? Are those teeth on her dress? Not only are we seeing a cultural divide – this is an Italian couple that has visited America – but we're seeing the differences between generations.
The pic was taken in the fifties, so there is a lot of difference to highlight. The clothes they wear have fallen out of favor (or were never in favor to begin with), and the age of the photo makes it even harder to see why they were wearing them in the first place.
Taking Us Back
You might see this elderly couple and think they're from the sixties, fifties, or even forties, but the truth is they're from now-ish. Around this time. This couple decided to wear some of the classics as they took a stroll along a Beirut waterside in Lebanon.
Did they have to? No, not at all. But it's clear they wanted to, and we are better for it. It's a popular spot for many, and this couple knew they should get dressed up if they were going out. It's likely those are the kinds of clothes they wore while they were younger, too.
Bringing Back the Awkward
It seems there's a trend going around that has couples trying to get the most awkward photos possible. This one is from some time during 2021, which means they try as hard as they can to be cool while also being awkward – and that just makes it seem even more awkward.
There are a couple of photos in this set, and each one is worse than the last. Bad hair, frumpy clothes, awkward poses...it all comes together to create some photos that will make you glad you aren't following this trend. The hand on the gal's leg is the perfect touch if you'll forgive the pun.
Headed to the Rodeo
The time? The nineteen seventies. The place? Nebraska. These two hip cats are on their way to the social event of the season – the rodeo. We're sure you can tell from the fancy duds that are part of their getup.
The missus has a hair-saving wrap and a classy shirt, while the mister looks ready to jump into the arena and start riding in a pair of boots, a dapper hat, and a pair of shades that look like they could handle a solar eclipse. Still, that's too nice of a shirt to be riding bulls.
Hard to Place
We don't have a date for this one, but it doesn't jump out at us as being from any specific decade. Maybe the sixties? Maybe the seventies? It's possible that this isn't from a retro period – it could be a staged photo that is just used as something to evoke those awkward times.
The picture is just staged a little too well. They're right in the center of the couch, at the top of the rug, equal in height...even the background has them right in the center. We're not saying for sure, it just seems likely.
The Whole Package
They have the white picket fence, the big flower bushes, and the smiles. These two are living the American dream, and they're even managing to do it in California during the fifties. While the lady looks like she's a classic fifties housewife, the guy could be from modern-day California, except instead of being married with a house, he's living with three other tech workers in a two-bedroom apartment that costs $5500 a month.
He could still be wearing that same shirt, though. And the glasses. And have the same hair. Man, weird. But, cuddled up to the lady in this pic, he seems more likely to be an accountant or something like that.
We're Getting All Mixed Up
This hip and happening couple is ready to hit the sock hop or the soda fountain with their friends in a jalopy, and...wait, what? Is it actually a picture from the eighties at a fifties-themed costume party? Well, that's just confusing.
We guess the clues are there – that does look like some eighties makeup the gal is sporting, and the hair doesn't really fit with the aesthetic of the fifties. This couple does their darndest to come up with some outfits that would fit during the era, and they seem to have gotten pretty close. The poodle skirt is a perfect touch.
Something We've All Seen Before
When a couple goes on vacation, they don't always have to have tons of events planned out. Sometimes they can just sit and enjoy the sun. During a holiday in Blackpool, this couple is stretched out in the fresh air.
The guy is just snoozing away after a long, hard season of work. His wife or otherwise his lady is taking in a good book next to him, eyes protected with a pair of shades and a head wrap. It must be cold in Blackpool that time of year – these two are bundled up.
Throwing Us Off the Trail
You might think that this photo is from deep in the seventies, and you'd almost be right. According to our sources, this image was taken all the way back in...2012. They got a couple of models dressed up to look like they were from that storied time in the twentieth century, and they did pretty well.
Despite the fact that the focus seems to be on the woman's right leg. Everything else is just kinda blurry, but that might have been a stylistic choice. The clothes and decorations aren't too bad other than the crazy outfit the lady is wearing.
We're told this picture was taken on the thirty-first of December, 2049, but we're going to guess that's a mistake. It's likely exactly a hundred years older than that, even if the outfits in the photo look like they could be even older. Maybe they're getting dressed up the way they did when they were young, or they were bringing back the old styles.
No matter how it happened, these two seem to be enjoying themselves. Top hats, bow ties, pearls, and fresh white gloves put the finishing touches on these outfits and give us something to enjoy in the future.
Not Your Average Wedding
Most photos of weddings have the groom in a nice suit, the bride in a brilliant white dress, and the rest of the wedding party arrayed around them. This isn't the case here, with a photo that shows us a couple from the seventies posing right before or after their nuptials.
The year was 1976, and the world was in a confused mess – sort of like now. They might not be dressed to the nines, but a couple of boutonnieres, a white top hat, a simple wedding veil, and a couple of other details turn these two into a couple of perfect seventies lovebirds.
At the Top of the World
Climbing is never an easy feat. If you have to get stuff like crampons – the metal spikes that are on their boots – to reach the top of a mountain, you know you have a challenge on your hands.
If you have somebody in your life that is willing to load up on gear, bundle up in a bunch of layers, and start climbing through layers of the atmosphere, then you might just have someone special on your hands. These two look like they're ready to take on their next peak if the energy the lass is showing is any indication.
Wrapped and Ready for Christmas
We all love to put on some goofy holiday sweaters for a party and take some pics, but this one is a little more awkward than normal. The two halves both have their holiday duds on, and they're posing with some puckers that look a little too put-on to be real.
Yes, it's a picture for Instagram, so obviously, it's staged, but it's the kind of photo that you put online and then eventually take off because you don't want to be reminded of such an awkward moment.
Somewhere in the Czech Republic, during some time in the seventies, this picture was taken of a couple of lovebirds who were just looking for a little privacy while they locked lips. We assume that's what they're doing, anyway. That is a huge guitar. How are you even supposed to play something like that? With two people? That makes sense.
The guitar is so big that it looks like they could have their heads inside the body. We're pretty sure that they do not since that would mess up the instrument's acoustics, but they would certainly fit.
Could We Try Another Angle?
A little bit of awkward family photography works for everybody, but we do think this one could have used a professional touch. Taking it from a different angle so that the gal wasn't hiding most of the guy is a first step. There's also the angle of the woman's head looking over her shoulder. It's just not the best framing, that's all.
With a few different choices and a better pose, we doubt that this photo would have ended up on this list at all. The hands' placements and positions also seem a bit strange, like it's really unnatural.
We Think These Two Are Famous
We're not sure if we're able to correctly call any picture that has Kim Kardashian in it awkward. Weird, annoying, or heavily edited, yes, but awkward? The jury is still out. Here she is trying to reach her famous lips up to her then-husband Kris Humphries, who was married to her for a grand total of two years.
No, Kim isn't that short – Humphries was a professional basketball player and stood at six feet, nine inches when this picture was taken. Kim is probably wearing high heels now that we think about it.
Scary, but for a Different Reason
This picture comes to us from the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York City during the nineteen eighties, and while these two might not have scary costumes, we're still a little put-off. They might just be mugging for the camera, but we'd still be reluctant to approach these two if we saw them on the street.
How does a guy look so crazy with nothing more than a fake knife in his head and a plastic nose on his face? What exactly is he supposed to be? Cujo the dog at the end of the story?
Not Where You Normally Grab
Some guys feel awkward holding onto a girl. We get it – you don't want to get anybody angry. We do wonder what the thought process was behind this particular handhold, however. Maybe the guy was just trying to be funny because he knew there was a camera taking a picture, maybe this was something for an ad shoot, or maybe she just likes having her hair held.
There are all kinds of people out there. This picture comes from USSR-ruled East Germany during some time in the eighties, and maybe things were just different there.
A Mirror in the Middle
No, you aren't seeing double – you're seeing identical twins Mike and Jamie Major, who are in a picture with their respective girlfriends at the time, Julie and Clare Wyatt, who are also identical twins. The picture is from 1989, and while we've done some research, we can't say for certain if either of these relationships went the distance.
You'd like to think that if one pair got married, the other pair did as well, but who's to say? It makes sense that one twin would find the other twin attractive, though we don't want to think too hard about it.
Are We Sure This Isn't from “Stranger Things”?
While we don't think this is Max Mayfield and Lucas Sinclair, it looks like this couple has made their best impression of that young couple. Prom photos from the eighties – or photos that are supposed to look like that – are a treasure trove of awkward moments.
The guy in the front is laid out, making eyes at the camera like it's his job (it might be), while the gal behind him has one hand on his arm and looks a little bored. Big, poofy hair and some perhaps out-of-date clothing choices put the finishing touches on this pic.
That's Not Where You Kiss
We might not have a degree in kissing – not yet anyway – but we're pretty sure that's not how that works. In fact, the space under the nose isn't even a part of the body. Maybe a part of a personal bubble, which can still be intimate, but okay.
So the lady is puckering up, and the guy hasn't gone for the gold just yet, but how can you deny someone like that? Goofy clothes aside, these two could be from almost any period in the last forty or so years. And additionally, goofy clothes never go out of style. Hard to if they aren't ever in style.
A British couple starts their lives together in a dapper gray suit and a classic white wedding dress, and the bride is giving the biggest grin of her life to the camera as the groom hauls her off to the honeymoon suite. This comes to us from the eighties, and while the new missus is there to say goodbye to the crowd and to thank them for celebrating, hubby clearly has some other things on his mind.
Sure, the outfits might be a bit dated, and the groom might have wanted to turn around and give the camera his best, but there's not much wrong with this pic.
One of Them Enjoyed It, at Least
These two got in front of the camera, but it looks to us like only one of them was really into it. The guy seems to be a little upset to have to take a picture in matching pajamas, but at least his gal is excited about it. He barely even looks awake.
These two are Julianne Hough, from “Dancing With the Stars,” and her ex-husband, Brooks Laich, a hockey player. Well, they do look comfortable, at least. And it has more than a hundred thousand likes on Instagram, so she's not the only one that enjoyed it, at least.
Bound Together Forever
Nothing like a piece of jewelry to tie two people to each other. However, this isn't exactly what most people have in mind when they think of the concept. This punk couple – identified as Phil and Mandy – are chained together at the nose, and we have to admit this will make life difficult for them.
This was in April of 1981 when punk was something that meant something, but who knows if this personal fashion choice meant enough? They seem to be okay with it, even if it probably got them a couple of funny looks on the street and at the dentist's office.
We Aren't Sure Where to Start
Now, this is a picture. This businessman can't wait to get a mouthful of chicken despite the crooked chompers peeking out between his lips. The elderly woman is hanging on to his arm in order to keep him from going mad with chicken desire. All that plus the glasses, the suit, and the napkin in his hand is just fantastic.
How did it all come together? Where does this night lead for these two? Why is she looking at him with such pride as he enjoys his meal? Why does he look like he's getting away with something as he leans into the lady on his arm?
That Weird Transition Year
The seventies? The eighties? Neither, in fact. This picture of a young couple and their little guy on the Santa Monica Pier was taken at some point during the strange year of 1990. Technically in the eighties – hair metal was big, hair was bigger, and the fashions hadn't swapped over yet. But Nirvana was just around the corner, and grunge was about to replace neon.
Every couple has a goofy swimsuit shot, but this couple might be aggravated at the fact that the mullets are front and center. Still, it's a nice memory to have of a day at the beach.
A Funeral or a Wedding
We're not sure if this couple looks happy or sad in the picture, to be honest. They have some almost smiles on their faces, but neither of them actually looks very pleased with everything that's going on. What's the backstory? Well, these are actually the married Romanian singers Olimpia Zaharia and Constantin Draghici.
The picture comes to us from the nineties, a time when clothes weren't comfortable, and people barely tried to hide it. This couple looks like they've spent more than enough time staring down cameras.
Yes, We Are Farmers
Just in case you couldn't be sure, this picture comes to us from the great state of Kansas, which has farms, fields, farmers, and some roads, we think. This odd couple is standing in front of a huge harvesting machine (the type is unknown, we can't see much detail) and showing off the fruit of the land to the camera.
The guy looks a little bit like Steve Buscemi, but likely he's just sun-weathered from his time growing oats, corn, wheat, or whatever else the crop of the year is. It almost looks a little staged, but the guy's hand is all blurry, so we don't think they were posing.
Stop, Please, We've Had Enough
Going to get awkward photos done with your significant other is no longer an accident that you try to cover up – it's something you do intentionally. That's what the story behind this picture is, and we really want to believe it. Every single detail has been perfected to make this picture cringe-worthy, even if you know it was staged.
The creepy stache, the listless hair, the thoughtfully-bad clothing choices. The looks, the poses, the way the hands and feet are. Colorful socks and sandals are the finishing touch to this horrific picture. For this couple's sake, we hope they took real ones next.
Ringing in the New Year
Matching outfits, unidentifiable poses, odd facial expressions, and a background that takes up too much attention – we've hit the jackpot here. This couple wanted some goofy photos to put online before New Year's Day, and by Jove, they have them.
While they're trying to look as unenthused as possible in some of the photos, they're clearly having a good time. And why shouldn't they be? It's a nice tree, they have some nice outfits on, and they're goofing off putting together pictures that will get people laughing for the whole year.
Plenty of Time to Get It Right
Not everybody is photogenic. Posing feels weird, smiling feels weird, and having to take a picture with someone else doubles the weirdness for many. Of course, if you get married, you kind of have to get some pictures taken, or nobody will ever know.
This couple is still working on it, and while the pictures might not have that magical sparkle, they still seem nice enough. Plus, these two are going to have plenty of time to work on their posing techniques. Nowadays, there are tons and tons of photos that don't go on save-the-date cards, but they can still become treasured keepsakes.
Now This Is Fun
You could raise a family of four in pants like those. Just look at those things. Incredible. We haven't seen trouser tech like that since the Zoot suits. Anyway, these two seem to be having fun, but where is all this fun happening? Well, if the information is to be believed, it's in this little island country called Cuba in the nineteen fifties.
How on Earth did these two big Berthas reach such a country during a very tumultuous time in its history? Well, chances are it was right BEFORE that tumultuous time started. There was some fun to be had then, as we can see.
Yes, They're Definitely in Love
Ah yes, this couple is certainly enjoying their time together as a couple. You know, because they're a couple. They're taking a romantic canoe ride together...and they brought a photographer along with them, too. Because that's doubly romantic.
Yeah, it's a stock image, but it's still kinda awkward no matter what the context is – it looks like she's trying to kiss him on the nostril. Or rub her nose on his, or something like that. Likely there are a bunch of different pictures in this set, but this one might have been better left on the cutting room floor.
Dad, We Need Some Sweaters
Couples have been trying to outdo each other when it comes to awkward photos recently, and this one is a pretty good example of what is out there. Yes, they're dressed in some old styles of clothes, and they've done up their 'dos to look a bit out of date, but at least they didn't have to change their glasses. For some reason, big oversized glasses are in right now.
They had to do something special for the pose, and this is exactly what they needed. Hands clasped, sole of a foot pressed together, but no other physical contact to be seen.
A Wedding Announcement to Remember
When two people decide to get married, they send out announcements to let friends and family know about the happy news. This happy couple wanted to do the same thing, but they took it in a little bit of a different direction. Goofy hairdos, beige clothing, and a unicorn in the corner are just the start of how awkward you can get if you're both in on the joke.
The joke was up before too long, though – it's just a little too clear that these two are having fun looking as goofy as they can while they have the photographer's time.
Look Up There. Look, I Tell You!
If that lady looks a little familiar, it's because she most likely is – that's none other than Mary-Kate Olsen, twin to Ashley. Here she is seen having her head pointed up at the corner of a Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks game by her then-partner Olivier Sarkozy.
Of course, there are plenty of pictures of famous or famous-ish people looking strange in one manner or another, but this one is a little bit different. Oliver really wants to make sure that Mary-Kate doesn't miss whatever is going on up there. Or he wants to make sure her head isn't in the way, or something. It's hard to tell from here.
A Classic Halloween Getup
Is it awkward? Is it cool? Is it just a bunch of people who have gotten together to get dressed up for Halloween? The answer is yes. These two might be mixing the companies – we're not sure if Wonder Woman and Spider-Man have ever worked together to defeat a foe – but here they are together one way or another.
They aren't the fanciest costumes, but they still make these two look ready to tumble with any kind of bad guys that cross their path. Shield and sword meet web-swinging skills, which means nobody will be able to get away.
A Story From Christmas, Perhaps
Ralphie from "Christmas Story" once had to get dressed up in pink bunny pajamas to make sure his Aunt Clara wasn't upset during Christmas. We all know that Ralphie eventually got his one true desire, but the bunny pj's are still famous.
These two look like they're doing their best to bring up that kind of idea to this set of pictures, though that's not the only thing that they're showing off. An awkward couple of hand holds, a cat that looks ready to sprint off, a present, and a big, squat tree give us a little more to marvel at.
Keeping Things Cool
Putting on some shades in the sun is something we all do so much that we may not even think about it anymore. But have you ever considered putting them on...upside down? It doesn't change anything, but it does give your personal flair a little bit of a unique twist. Make sure to get your best gal in the picture, but tell her to make a weird face and put her hand down her leg for some reason.
That way, you'll quickly find that you have a proper awkward picture on your hands, perfect for posting on social media and having a little bit of fun.
We're Not Wearing Any Makeup
Eyeshadow? Blush? What are you talking about? This is just how we look all the time. This interesting couple has plenty of piercings between the two of them, more than enough color on their faces, and a couple of swanky horror-movie sweaters that keep them warm on a chilly October night.
We're assuming October, anyway. Maybe this is how these two dress in April. Though all that black wool might be difficult to handle in the summer. It might be so bad that it can even end up in...murder.
The Opposite of the Norm
She's a tall drink of water, isn't she? Nothing wrong with that, nothing wrong with that. A few things could have been done to improve the angle of the photo, but other than that, there isn't anything wrong with the photo as a whole.
The guy has a little bit of an eighties facial hair and mullet situation going on, but he seems to own it, and we've definitely seen worse. It turns out that this gal was actually insecure about being taller than her main man, but he encouraged her to wear the heels and take the picture anyway if that was what she wanted.
A Banana and a Bunny
Who would have thought that such a pair could ever exist? We suppose there are all kinds of couples out there waiting to be discovered. Of course, you know the truth – this is just a couple dressed up for some Halloween fun with the kids. One of them is a banana in pajamas, and the other is a “bad bunny,” whatever that means.
We don't think they coordinated their outfits, but maybe this is some kind of in-joke for the two of them. They took a few pictures, and then they hit the streets for trick-or-treating with their little kids (who were dressed up as dinosaurs, in case you were wondering.)
Are You Taking a Picture or Not?
Not every picture of a couple has to be full of shining smiles. These two look like they're about ready to walk out the door of the photo studio. Maybe it's taking a long time, and they have stuff to do. Maybe the photographer has been tinkering with the settings to get the perfect shot, and these two are over it.
They did get a good shot, but this might be a clue as to why every ancient photo has everybody looking cranky – it took a long time. At least their poses are perfectly mirrored, which makes it all worth it.
We Don't Care About the Cameras
Sometimes you just have to give your significant other some classic PDA, no matter who is looking on. These two lovebirds have a perfectly good reason, by the way – this picture comes from Leningrad, Russia, in April of 1960, and these two have just filed the paperwork at the registrar's office to get hitched.
They're hoisting some glasses and hauling some flowers as they start a life of matrimony together. We don't get a chance to see any faces, but that's not the focus here. This picture is about love, no matter who is watching.
A Personal Finishing Line
So these two are kissing – so what? And what's that in her hand? Is that a pan with a pancake in it? What's with all the other people, some of whom are carrying their own pans? A mystery that might never be solved unless we've already solved it.
This picture was taken during the 1966 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England. Obviously. It's the most famous pancake race in the world, and the goal is to run to the finish line with a pancake in your pan, flipping the whole way. This guy has his own kind of race in mind, as we can see.
Hugging Takes Many Forms
This isn't the most awkward photo we've ever seen of a couple, but a few things do stand out. The way they have their chins on each others' shoulders is sort of weird. (Even though when you think about it, it's perfectly natural.) Nothing wrong with it, obviously, but it's the kind of hug you'd see in a Wes Anderson movie.
They're holding hands, too, but for some reason, the hand-holding looks a little strained, a little forced. Are they truly in love? Is the relationship breaking down? Is it just two stock photo models who will never see each other again? We may never know.
It's a Big Difference
There are lots of couples that have to deal with a height difference, but this one is one of the biggest. Not only are these two a good foot or foot and a half different in height, but the lad also looks to be three times as heavy as his date. There's also the fact that they're teenagers, so they haven't worked out how to get through those awkward moments.
Both of them, whether this relationship stands or not, will come away a little wiser and a little more prepared for the next awkward photo. And don't worry – there are going to be plenty more. It doesn't matter who you are.
We Will Plank Together Forever
So a couple wants to get some engagement photos done. Classic. Everybody does it. If you don't do it, it's unexpected. There are a couple of traditional shots...at a trainyard, for some odd reason...but then they decided to do a funny one. Again, this isn't really an odd thing. Lots of people end up getting the giggles out after all the serious pictures have been taken.
The picture they ended up taking was surely quite odd. These two are planking, a fad that was really popular for some time, but died out just as suddenly as it appeared. Maybe the pictures are from that era, or maybe they just like planking.
A Couple at Odds
If two people are getting married, they take pictures. Sorry, we don't make the rules. Most of the time, these pictures are of the happy couple cuddling together, looking forward to a life spent around each other. Often there's a funny one thrown in, just because. In this picture, the bride-to-be has an idea that her future husband either didn't understand or didn't feel like being a part of.
She's doing something with leaves, and her foot popped into the air, but he isn't excited about it at all. Hopefully, he isn't rethinking anything. We also have no idea what she's trying to do. Good luck, bud.
Pure, Simple Bad Timing
It's not often engagement photos are ruined by the University of Chicago Obstetrics and Gynecology department, but we guess it had to have happened at least once. Obviously, these two weren't aware of what was being shown on the marquee behind them.
Dollars to donuts (two good things, generally) the photographer laughed, told them they would have to redo the kiss, and showed them what had been captured by the first attempt. Oh no, these two have to kiss again, how horrible. Just as long as the marquee switches to something else. Or maybe don't have the marquee in the shot? Just a thought.
Bagels Get Everybody Excited
These two are wearing traditional Russian costumes as they snack on mini bagels and gaze lovingly into each other's eyes. Yes, the hand placement evokes a bit of unsure nature on the guys' part, but it doesn't look like the lass has any problem with him saying hello. The title of this picture mentions they're standing near a Russian stove, but we don't see one in the picture.
Maybe it's implied since she's eating baked goods. Now that we think about it, it's more likely that the guy is making eyes at the bagel and not at his lovely wife. This raises far too many questions to answer here.
A Trip to the Beach
If you had to guess when this picture was taken, could you? We're stumped. The clothes don't exactly look out of date, but they also don't look like the kind of styles that are likely to be seen at the beach these days. The lady is wearing a big, oversized shirt in the sun, and that seems more like something that would be done in the seventies than now.
The guy is wearing what appears to be modern styles. It's a riddle, that's for sure. But, at the very least, they're enjoying their day at the seaside, where they are almost holding hands.
Nothing like someone that has been by your side for all that time. Someone to sit and laugh with as you give your friendly kitty a few pets. This Russian couple is reliving some memories as they sit in the shade, and just look at those outfits.
The woman is wearing a low-cut dress that falls past her feet, as well as a traditional head wrap. The guy has a jaunty cap, classic clothes, and black socks with blue sandals. This is the kind of couple that gets noticed as they stroll around town with their cat on a leash.
Taking the Opportunity for Fun
If you happen upon a photographer in the wild and you're with your beau, you have a chance to make a memory that others can share in. It happened to these two, and look – you can almost feel the fun that they must have been having while they were on their walk.
They have their arms locked around each other, they're both giving the camera goofy grins, and it looks like they're about to bust out with some big laughs. The lady might have to get her hair in order before they continue on, but we think that's quite worth it.
Your Sternum Smells Good
Nothing too wrong with this picture, but it still comes off as a bit...odd. These two lovers are enjoying a hug among the flowers, and while the guy looks pleased as punch to be in this pic, the girl has a little bit of a different vibe about her.
She's okay being there, with her main man's hands all over her arms, but she has her nose pressed straight into his collarbone, which can't be all that comfortable. Sadly, depending on the heights of the people involved, sometimes you don't have any other options.
The next time you're on a walk with your significant other in the woods, make sure you take a blanket with you in case you get cold. These two did it and it ended up looking pretty cozy, all things considered. Of course, they also seem to have brought a photographer with them, which isn't required if you want to make sure things are really cozy.
These two look both like they're waiting for their next chance to give the camera their good side, but it also looks like they're waiting for the camera to disappear so they can get really, REALLY cozy.
Usually, Food Goes Into the Mouth
There are tons of pictures of a newly-anointed bride and groom doing something goofy together, and we're sure there are plenty that would fall into the awkward category. Here's one that has the groom apparently trying to maneuver a strawberry into his bride's mouth and not doing a very good job of it.
We know for a FACT that you can't eat a strawberry with your nose. Please don't ask us how we know that. You're just going to have to take our word for it. Anyway, we bet these two eventually figured it out. It looks like they're smart enough.
Get a Picture of Us on the Swings Next
So you've gone to the playground to get some pictures taken. Good for you! It truly is the dream. Make sure you wear your striped shirt with the shortest sleeves and get a fresh razor for your head; otherwise, it might not look right. This couple picked a strange spot for their pic, but it still turned out all right – even if it is a bit on the unexpected side.
There are certainly pictures on this list that are more awkward, intentionally or not. The worst part might be that the lady's hair looks like it's a breeze away from going straight into the guy's eye.
A New Generation
Yes, this couple has found themselves as part of this awkward picture, but they have a good reason to celebrate. The early 21 st century was a strange one for Russians who had lived through the terrifying era of the U.S.S.R.
There was suddenly a lot more money, a lot more food, and a lot more freedom – enough freedom for people to go around kissing each other in public while holding cell phones and dressing in swanky outfits. It's not like they were posing for a picture or anything, a camera just caught them locking lips. Wait, does the guy have a picture of a cell phone on his cell phone?
All Right, Now Stop It
We're told that this couple is celebrating a sixtieth wedding anniversary, which just goes to show you that joy and laughter really can keep you from aging. These two don't look a day past their fortieth anniversary. Why are they pretending to be dinosaurs to each other? The person who took the picture told them to “act like you've been married for sixty years.”
This is, apparently, what they did. It must be one of those things that only makes sense if you've been married for sixty years. All in all, it just looks like they're having some fun.
Old Can Still Be Awkward
It might not reach the heights of the awkward photos we had during the seventies, eighties, and nineties, but this classic look at a pair of newlyweds is still a little bit awkward. They look like they're not sure what to do now that they've handed in the paperwork at the registrar's office. Do we stay here? Is there a party? Do we just go home? Maybe we should get some lunch. Let's get some lunch.
Still, they're smiling and holding hands, and that goes a long way toward making something not as awkward. Smiles are the best choice for pictures, everybody, remember.
Don't Be Fresh
It's the classic story – a guy tries to get a little handsy with his gal, but the gal is having none of it. Look at her! She's about to go ape on this loving fellow, but that could be because he chose to make his move while the camera was pointed at them.
Whether that was intentional or not, we may never know. We have to imagine that a slap followed the snap of a picture being taken, and this guy had to go home with a big red mark covering the side of his face.
Just Hold My Hand Normally
No, that isn't young John Lennon holding hands with whoever lost him to Yoko Ono. You know he never smiled. It's an unnamed couple from England that decided they would sit on a rock or a stump and hold hands like a couple of weirdos.
The pic, which we're led to believe is from 1981, is a couple of youngins just getting out into nature and doing something. Something that we're probably never going to understand since this picture is from more than forty years ago. Her face, thankfully, lets us know that even back then, this sort of hand-holding was a strange choice.
Must Be Reading Song of Solomon
Nothing like a good book to get two young people all charged up. Those descriptions of the temple of the ten plagues in Exodus can get really hot and heavy. Or, maybe, they're just excited to learn about God's enduring love for all of humanity.
We would recommend the guy work on his combing skills a little bit. Or, at the very least, make sure that the camera doesn't capture that angle anymore. The gal looks fine, though she might be trying to figure out what's going on with his face.
Might Go for a Swim Later, You Don't Know
A little bit of breakfast by the river – there's nothing like it. Remember, getting the right amount of Vitamin D is important – it's good for your skin (somewhat ironically), your bones, your mood, and your immune system. This German couple is enjoying their time in the sun, though it looks like Hans is enjoying it a touch too much.
Maybe this German gent has the right idea. His female friend doesn't seem to mind as they enjoy some tea and...donuts? Hard to tell from this angle. After that, it's time for a dip in the water.
Going All the Way
There are some events where the goal is to be dressed up as nerdy as possible. This lets some people show off all their best anime waifus, and it lets others live up to the stereotypes that they've seen from all the movies. These two are ready with a picture that is supposed to be awkward, and they're proving their nerd credentials.
Tape on the glasses, goofy, messed-up hair and the guy is even sporting a shirt straight from “Revenge of the Nerds.” Maybe they look this way all the time, or maybe they really went all out.
Within the spectrum of human emotions, jealousy can be one of the most powerful, consuming, and difficult to hide. Whether it’s a new relationship, a promotion, or something as simple as your friend grabbing the last slice of cake, jealousy finds us all at some point.
Even those who appear to be indifferent on the outside can sometimes, through their subconscious reactions, reveal that they are really turning green on the inside! And, as these next photos will reveal, sometimes it’s impossible to hide your jealousy. Remember that the grass isn’t always greener; it could just be you that’s turning green!
Jealousy and Fame
Even famous people get jealous of one another. Just because it may look like you have it all on the outside doesn’t mean that you are immune to wanting what others have.
Here is a photo of Kylie Jenner wearing a pretty unmissable outfit. But it seems she might be accessorizing with a little jealousy. Could it be that she’s jealous of the attention that Jennifer Lopez and Donatella Versace are getting from the paparazzi? Could it be because they are more famous than the reality television star?
Many of us may have that one friend who has the ability to get whatever they want, just about whenever they want. And, although we may not admit it, it can really inspire jealousy.
This dog looked more than a little jealous watching the cat enjoying its daily feast while he had to just sit there and watch. But there’s little the poor guy can do as he’s simply less prioritized. Funny how they go against nature's rules.
Spend a Little Time With Me
This is probably a familiar expression for anyone with a dog. Chances are, if you’re spending a lot of time with your laptop, phone, or TV, your dog will remind you that it’s time to spend a little more time with him, even going so far as to lay across your laptop or bat your phone away with their paw!
The jealousy is real for your furry friend when it comes to you and the technology in front of you. Either way, their efforts at grabbing your attention are typically downright adorable.
The Bone Is Always Bigger
They say the grass is always greener, but in this case, the bone is always bigger (except it actually is much, much bigger).
The puppy in this picture sure wishes he had the bone that his friend had. You can see his smaller bone on the left and, with his eyes locked on the ginormous bone that’s just inches in front of him, it looks like he’s jealous. Maybe he’ll remember he has a bone to finish himself and be a little more content.
Forever a Nominee?
With a pained look of talent and hard work left unrewarded, the disappointment in this photo is almost tangible. A-list actor Leonardo DiCaprio finally became an Academy Award Winner in 2016, but before that, he had many moments like this one, long before he held the small, golden statue in his arms.
Major respect is due to the actor who continued to push himself and pour himself into his various roles until he finally received the recognition and award he deserved.
Sometimes jealousy and insecurity go hand-in-hand. Sometimes they both can drive you to action — unusual, at times. The man on the right in this photo admitted that he was “jealous” of the photo of the man (on the right) that his girlfriend had on their fridge. So he decided to create his own photo to compete with the original.
We can’t say it looks a lot like the original but kudos to this guy for his effort and for going so far as to find a fake bird to complete the look. Hopefully, his girlfriend noticed too.
Three’s a Crowd
Dogs: they are considered by many to make the best pets with their intense loyalty, unconditional love, and fun-loving nature. But even our pets can experience almost human-like jealousy when something tries to come between them and the people they love so much.
As you can see, this little puppy isn’t ready to have anyone come between him and his favorite human (either that or he’s very protective.) And he made sure to keep himself closeby by jumping really high so as to not be ignored.
There Can Only Be One
Is there a better photo to illustrate what jealousy looks like than that of the cast of the Bachelor? Just look at all these ladies who are competing for the attention of one man.
It's all in the body language. They all may seem pretty sweet at first, but there is already jealousy brewing the first time the cast meets. After all, this is a competition, and there can only be one winner who will steal the heart of the sought-after bachelor.
Why Not Me?
This little guy looks not only like he’s very jealous but also like he’s been betrayed by someone he trusted. Dogs often crave a lot of affection from their owners, and this little guy couldn’t stand the idea of another dog having his human’s attention.
But it’s certain that there is plenty of love to go around from this owner, so hopefully, this pint-sized pup was also showered with love from his owner and quickly got over his feelings of jealousy and betrayal. Don’t dogs deserve the same unconditional love they give to us?
Care to Share?
This little boy looks on in both amazement and envy at this man’s impossibly ginormous dessert. He is probably wondering if he needs any help finishing this cold dessert that his head is disappearing behind and wishes he’d ask for a little help. Or maybe he wants one all for himself, though the ice cream looks about the same size as he is, so that’s probably not a good idea!
It just goes to show that sometimes the things we wish for may not be what we can handle. Not all on our own, at least. After all, sharing is caring, right?
Look at Me
Sometimes, pets get jealous of technology's hold on their owner’s attention. Just like this serious-looking bulldog. This photo is an example of how jealousy can drive someone to action.
Yes, it looks like not only is this dog fed up with his owner’s business with their computer, but he’s also placed himself in the appropriate line of vision so he won’t be missed. And look at that face and those pleading eyes. Who could ignore a look like that?
Other people’s relationships can incite jealousy in their peers. Having another person to love and care for and who loves and cares for you is essential to the human experience. And, for those who are single or do not have the best relationship, seeing this can inspire discontented feelings.
This young guy looks like he would like to switch places with the person sitting next to him. Hopefully, he remembers that no relationship is perfect and that being single can have its perks!
How to Get the Girls
Some guys really know how to get the girls, and this guy knew that having a cute, fluffy puppy nearby meant the ladies would flock around him. But, as you can see in the background, the other guy was feeling disadvantaged.
Maybe he’s used to having girls come around him, but his friend was getting all of the attention this time. He shouldn’t feel too bad, however as it seems all he needs to do is get himself an adorable puppy.
Eyes Up Here
Sophia Loren was an actress known for her stunning beauty, and Jayne Mansfield was also an actress who was known for her beauty and her, eh, other assets.
Loren had no need to be jealous as she was not only known for her beauty but could hold her own on the screen and went on to be the more respected of the two. Still, this photo shows there may be a hint of green on her face as she gazes at Mansfield.
Catch of the Day
Alongside the nice greenery and the sweet father-son fishing trip, there is definitely jealousy in this photo but also disappointment.
You can tell that the father on the left is thrilled about the fish he caught (and perhaps a bit proud of how he could prove to his son that their fishing trip wasn't for nothing) while the kid on the right is doing everything in his power to be happy for his dad instead of being bitter at how he himself hasn't been able to catch anything.
It Should Have Been Me
Most of us have had times when we have felt perpetually discouraged and defeated in life. And for athletes, these feelings can happen frequently as they pour themselves into their training only to be defeated, sometimes multiple times. If ever there was an image that conveys jealousy, this may be it.
Tennis pros Andrew Murray and Novak Djokovic had gone head-to-head multiple times at the Australian Open. On this third time the two competed against each other, Djokovic claimed the third victory. As he stood with his trophy in his hands, photographers caught the look of sheer jealousy on Murray’s face.
Is He a Prisoner?
It can be endearing and reassuring when a significant other is a bit jealous of anyone who seems to be trying to steal you away. But that jealousy can quickly get out of hand.
This girlfriend decided that she needed to give her boyfriend a t-shirt with her face covering it. And not only that, it has a special message for any girl who’s looking to take her man. Judging by her boyfriend’s face, this wasn’t a gift on his wishlist.
Not in My House
Just like with a new baby, a new pet can make other pets jealous, especially if the new one is young, cute, and getting all of the attention.
This cat, who looks like he’s probably been a beloved pet for a long time, is a bit standoffish to the newest member of the household: an adorable dachshund. Perhaps he’s a bit annoyed with a new, curiously invasive puppy around the house. Hopefully, these two will create a bond and be fast friends.
Who Do You Love?
How do you make someone insecure feel secure? By letting them know you have enough love and attention to go around.
In this photo, the roles are reversed, and it’s a dog who is questioning his owner’s love when a cuddly kitten is present. He looks a little envious and insecure, wondering if he gets a cuddle session too. Both he and the kitten are so tiny, there’s probably more than enough room for both of them on their human’s lap.
In a classic case of sibling rivalry, this little girl showed her true colors (which looked awfully green) in this family photo. In a rather comical display, everyone else is smiling cheerfully and peacefully while the little girl looks like she is going to exact some sort of vengeance against her baby sister.
It’s unclear whether she was simply annoyed with her on that day or if she had been holding back her jealousy for some time. Mom must have intervened shortly after. And it’s safe to say this photo may not have made it on the Christmas card that year.
Friends of a Feather
This list features dogs and cats that appear jealous of one another, other humans, and even technology, but here there is an example of a bird stealing an owner’s affections.
The chihuahua isn’t too keen on his owner’s feathered friend grabbing up all of the attention. You can see him carefully sizing up the situation, and it looks like a confrontation could take place!
Stuck in the Middle
In yet another example of new sibling jealousy, it seems there could be a family feud in the making. The oldest brother appears to be delighted and fascinated by the new baby he’s holding, while the second born (and now middle child) right next to him seems a little less than enthused.
In fact, he looks downright sad! But, in a few months, he’ll discover that his new sibling is another family member to love and to love him back.
This picture of jealousy is so subtle you’d be sure to miss it at first. Upon your initial glance, you can see an adorable new and fluffy puppy that the owners are taking a snapshot of, but if you look closer, you’ll spot something else.
Back in the corner edge of the hallway, you can see a jealous kitty. He even looks like he could be plotting something. He’s probably getting used to the new puppy in the home, but the owners should keep an eye on him!
Save Me a Slice
Sometimes jealousy hits you without warning. Having a best friend that you can share absolutely anything with is a blessing, but what happens when one has something the other can't have?
We assume the two young ladies have come back from the weight watchers program. One had obviously come back with great results and was treating herself. The other, not so much.
Three's a Crowd
Feeling left out of fun activities can create jealousy, sadness, and even fractured relationships. This parrot in this photo looks like he’d like to get in on the action that's going on between the other two.
The poor green-feathered guy looks a bit jealous and sad that he wasn’t chosen to be the one. You know what they say, three's a crowd.
Keep Your Nose Out
Sometimes in life, we come across situations where no matter how hard we try, we just can't manage to keep our big noses out. The situation is probably not as interesting as episode #73596 of "The Young & The Restless," but what can we do? It's stronger than us.
By the look on this lady's face, the situation between the other two is really juicy, or her nose is bigger than she thinks.
Friend or Snack?
It’s a bit hard to tell if this cat is jealous of the bird that has captured his owner's attention or if he is jealous of his owner because he’s close to the bird that he’d like to eat!
His attention is definitely on the bird, who has also captured his owner’s attention. The bird, however, doesn’t seem bothered by the cat. It’s unknown what happened after this photo was taken, but hopefully, the bird was alright in the end.
Hustle for the Muscle
People may not often realize it, but even for those who seem super fit and ripped at the gym, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to maintain their physiques. And it’s not totally clear if the man in this photo is jealous or maybe just intimidated.
He may also be thinking about what he looked like when he was that age. But one thing’s for sure is that he can't take his eyes off the bodybuilder in front of him. Hopefully, he’s just inspired!
Welcome to the World
Have you ever received a welcome that was, well, a little less than warm? Thankfully this newborn doesn’t see their big sister’s disapproving gesture, but it’s safe to say she’s not too thrilled about the newest member of her family.
In fact, she’s making her jealousy pretty impossible to miss (although mom and dad seem to be oblivious). Jealousy among siblings is almost unavoidable and part of family dynamics but usually passes with time, a well-developed relationship, and reassurance from parents.
The Real Hot Dog
Have you ever wanted something so badly, but it was just out of reach? Sometimes you have to take action to get what you want in life, and other times, if you wait around long enough, you just might get lucky. This dog knows what that’s all about as he gazes at the delicious hotdog above him.
He’s probably jealous and certainly hoping that at least some toppings will fall off, but he may be disappointed in the end.
Still the Baby
For anyone who has welcomed a second child into the world, it can be a difficult time for the firstborn as they realize they have to make room in their home and in their hearts for their new sibling. Just like in this photo, where the little boy still finds it hard to share his grandparents with his new little sister.
We suppose it's the same in all families. The older child envies the secondborn, the thirdborn envies the firstborn, and the middle child envies them all.
The bond between parents and kids is one of the most precious in life. This dad set aside bonding time with just his daughter because they hadn’t had very much time together. The two boys remain outside the room but close by, still wanting to feel they are part of the hangout.
But nothing beats one-on-one quality time with dad; no brothers allowed. The boys probably wonder why their sister has dad all to herself, but then again, they probably have their own father-son bonding time too.
It’s Our Turn!
It may seem a bit cliche, but we’ve certainly seen photos similar to this when a couple gets engaged publicly. While many bystanders smile and offer their congratulations and well-wishes, other couples wonder when they can turn around to see a ring box in front of them.
This woman turned to her partner with a look that asked him, “are we next?”. And with a look like that, the pressure is nearly palpable. Hopefully, they can tie the knot soon.
An eye roll can mean much more than you think! This girl is either disgusted by the PDA she’s witnessing, or she’s both disgusted and a bit jealous.
Maybe she went through a bad breakup recently or wishes she had someone to give her affection to, or she may genuinely disapprove of the mushy gushy display she’s looking at. But most observers subconsciously read her reaction as she might be a little jealous. The lovey-dovey couple, however, couldn’t care less.
Do You Still Love Me?
We know a father's love is unparalleled, but there are moments when hubby is in need of some affection too. Of course, a mother's work is never done, and striking a balance can be hard. Even when sometimes all a mama wants to do is snuggle with their kid. That said, moments of jealousy for attention can happen!
This photo perfectly captures a moment of secret jealousy that this husband might be experiencing. Oh well, it's just one of those things.
Stop Hogging All the Good Snow!
We don't really know what a pair of precious penguin chicks could be arguing about, but it's bad enough to bring out the chompers. Wonder what it feels like to be bitten by a penguin. Once they grow up, they probably realize that poking with the sharp tip of the bill is a better solution for these kinds of spats, but giving a good chomp is a classic way for animals to work out their differences.
Boys, stop fighting. There's literally nothing to fight about. Nothing whatsoever. You live in the most desolate place in the world. You barely have rocks.
The Most Famous Lech in the World
If you've been on the internet for more than a few minutes, you've probably seen this image. Turns out it started as a stock photo. You might think the guy is a cad for so clearly checking out the lady in red, but there's actually a backstory to it all.
In other photos from the same set of stock images, his girlfriend (in the blue) constantly ignores his attention as he tries to woo and love her. Then, of course, she gets all upset when he gives a fine young lady an approving glance. You only have yourself to blame, Missy.
Flipping the Script
We all know about the unfaithful boyfriend that is turning away from his girl to check out another lady, but it turns out that this kind of sentiment can go both ways. This lady is giving the guy that just walked past an appreciative glance...despite him not really being special or even all that attractive.
I mean, he looks fine, just going about his day, but this lady looks like Chris Pratt or Chris Evans or Chris Hemsworth just gave her a wink. We just don't see it. And her boyfriend is similarly perplexed. Maybe she just really likes that other guy's shirt.
I Need Attention, Too
So, you want to get a perfect picture with one of your dogs. We couldn't agree more. Just look at the two on the left – big smiles, happy dispositions, good light, and nice framing. It all makes for a premium pic for social media or the mantle. Of course, having another dog means that isn't going to last.
People with more than one dog will agree: there's always that one dog that has to be at the center of everyone's attention. And this dog, clearly, is fully aware of both what a camera does and where it was pointed. No. Pay attention to ME.
HI! ARE YOU TAKING A PICTURE OF SOMETHING?
If you needed a single picture to point out the difference between dogs and cats, this is it. The very essence of everything the internet has to say about these furballs we raise at home. The cat looks like she (her name is Maggie) just hates everything that is happening, from the dog being present, to the picture, to the plant.
The dog, on the other hand (name unknown, we're going with Bonkers), is excited about everything. Oh boy, you're taking a picture! Oh boy, the cat friend is here! Are we going on a walk? Oh boy! This is great!
I See You Are Petting the OTHER Cat
Cats, for the most part, are pretty content doing their own thing. Just like any other creature, however, there are some times when they need attention, a friendly hand, or a warm lap to sleep in. Kittens, particularly, are prone to these kinds of habits, and only the meanest, coldest souls could possibly ignore such cute creatures.
However, most laps only have space for one furry friend, which means that some jealousy can develop. Most cats would just try to smoosh their way into the cuddle puddle, but some varieties will get testy. A few swats, maybe, but it could really blow up.
It Always Happens With the New Kid
Do you remember when you used to hold your puppy like that? The dog certainly remembers, and he or she is hearkening back to those halcyon days. We all understand that a new kid in the family needs lots of face time, skin-to-skin contact, and attention, but the dogs usually don't get it.
Sometimes they're fine, but sometimes they can get upset by not having all the love poured on them anymore, and we get pictures like this one. The dog looks on with a tear in its little doggy eye that it doesn't have the top spot in the family anymore.
I Got Next
Here's the thing about this picture – it doesn't look like either dog is all too happy about this situation when it comes right down to it. The dog in the back looks way too upset that it isn't getting the requisite amount of cuddles, as stated in the lease, and the dog in the front looks like it's ready to make a break for it.
However, it is being fully smothered by the tatted-up guy. It's hard to tell what the dog is thinking since we can only see the face, but it doesn't really look all that happy.
I Just Need to Squeeze in a Little
Introducing a new baby into the mix is going to throw any kind of family dynamic out of whack. Just ask this dog, which seems to think it's small enough to fit into the baby seat, or that it deserves to sit there more. Sorry, Poochers, into the dog carrier with you.
It could be a dominance thing, with the dog thinking it needs to retake its rightful place in the family as one of the top dogs, or it could be a way to get the family looking his or her way again. Well, at least that one succeeded.
There are some cats out there that just can't get enough of the snuggles. Sure, they're few and far between, but they exist. They're the good ones. These two little kitties look like they're used to competing for cuddles, with one of them currently getting the lion's share.
And we're sure that you can see the other one doesn't look all that pleased. Don't worry, kitty cat. We're sure that gal is going to bring you into a hug as soon as the first one has had enough kisses, which should be in mere moments if we know anything about cats.
You Said It Was My Weekend
How does it work when two people win one award? Even if it's for a project that they worked on together, it still has to be at one of their houses. But that isn't even what happened here – actor Will Ferrell was hoisting his comedic genius award when actress Aubrey Plaza ran onstage to try and wrestle it away from him.
It was all a publicity stunt for her new movie (at the time), “The To Do List,” which Plaza had written across her chest. She actually had to be escorted out of the area, though watching Ferrell parade around in a suit made of money is enough to drive anyone to madness.
Somebody Is the Favorite
When it's hot out, getting ice cream is the name of the game. The kid in the middle has it figured out, but what appears to be his two siblings look on with green eyes as he enjoys his snack. And they aren't even trying to hide it, either – they're staring straight at that cone like it's the only thing they have to live for.
And, if it's hot enough, that might be closer to the truth than we think. But don't worry – the other pictures in this set have all three of the kids enjoying their own treats, and even sharing with each other.
The Odd Dog Out
If you have a dog, that means you also have tennis balls somewhere in your home. We don't make the rules; we just report them. It makes sense – they're the perfect size for many dogs, they're fun to chase, and they're easy to hold in the mouth. Of course, if you don't have the correct ball-to-dog ratio, then things can get a little bit...well, it's a good thing the golden retriever is the envious one here.
They're very good-natured as long as they're trained well. The dog in the front is mashing that ball with all its might as the golden looks on with the austere dignity goldens often exhibit.
Too Big to Hold Now
Never have we seen a dog – or any animal – look as forlorn and unhappy as that one. What is a poor dog to do when its favorite human suddenly has a new cuddle buddy? Unfortunately, there just isn't anything this dog will be able to do if it still wants to be part of the family.
Sure, there are probably some older humans around that will still have a friendly petting hand or a warm lap to snuggle in after the kid has gone to bed. Sorry, Lumps, that cat is just so much easier to hold. Also, holding it will get it used to human contact, so it doesn't scratch as many people.
Dreaming of the Old Days
Easy to see who the envious one in this picture is. It's all of us, being envious of those pajamas. No, but really, that dog looks like it's finally realized that there isn't much it can do now that the cat is willing to cuddle in the arms of this lady.
We have to admit, the dog is a little too big to fit in most arms nowadays, but there are plenty of people out there who would still give it a try. We can't see the dog's eyes, but we have to imagine it's giving her the most powerful puppy-dog eyes it can manage.
That Looks Way Better Than My Mush
Ah, pizza. The Italian dish of heaven. It's one of nature's perfect foods. Bread, meat, cheese, sauce, and all the other toppings you could want. Yes, even pineapple. Adults love pizza, and kids love pizza, and even infants love pizza, but they shouldn't eat it just yet.
That doesn't do much to stop this tyke, who has his eyes nearly popping out of his head as he watches an older brother chow down on a slice. While this might be food envy, it could also just be the baby is taking in all the information it can. Babies tend to do that.
I Am Forgotten
The yin and yang of this picture are palpable. You can practically taste it. A guy gets a new dog and is showering that dog with love and kisses, but his old dog doesn't look all that excited about the proposition. In fact, it looks downright frustrated with the fact that it is no longer, literally, the top dog.
Of course, any good dog owner will still have a big place in his or her heart for the older hound of the family. It might not seem like it to this dog at the moment, but there are plenty of snuggles in the future.
Get Used to It, Kid
Somebody just realized he isn't an only child anymore. Or maybe this is when he realizes he now is stuck in the lifelong swamp that is middle childhood. You aren't the oldest so you don't really have responsibilities, but you aren't the youngest so you can't just do whatever you want. It's a rough place to land but it's not the end of the world. It definitely beats having no siblings.
Maybe this kid will realize how much fun being an older brother is, but right now he looks just about done with all of it. Giving birth is hard on everybody, it seems.
Look, I Can Do It Too!
Some families are crazy enough to add a puppy at the same time they have a baby because they're overachievers. The puppy looks like it still has plenty of growing to do, but it still understands that if it has the pacifier, it gets a little bit of attention.
Maybe it's just a thing that all young animals like to do, as long as they're mammals. Even dogs need to get some milk. On the other hand, if this little squirt didn't get any milk, it would probably just spit the pacifier out and go on its merry way after a ball.
I Will Be a Good Boy
If not for the specter of jealousy hanging over this entire article, this picture would be really sweet. The infant hands a young dog – perhaps even a puppy – a nice, tasty treat as an older dog, the puppy's parent perhaps, looks on with approval.
As it is, we also have to point out that the bigger dog is probably licking its chops for a treat of its own. Still, it looks like it's willing to let the young pups have their fun for the moment since it knows it has some tasty, nutritious food waiting after the photo shoot is over.
Space for One
Having more than one pet in the house is a good way to make sure they don't stay bored and have some kind of friend to communicate with when the humans of the household are all busy. On the other hand, it does come with some downsides.
Most laps, unless they are of the most prodigious size, only have space for one animal, which means this kind of picture becomes all too common. And look – that cat even has green eyes. Sure, it's a little more common in felines than in humans, but it's still fun to see jealousy displayed so literally.
Please? Just a Couple of Pats?
If you live in a household that has a pair of animals that are both about lap-sized, we bet something akin to this picture occurs almost every day. The first animal to reach the lap gets the first pick, while the second has to wait for its turn.
That's quite the face the dog is pulling here, so it looks like the cat tends to reach to prime position first. There's a good deal of hair in the way of the dog's face, but the angle of the face and the underbite make the dog look plenty annoyed. Don't worry bud, you'll have your turn too in no time.
Kanye West Was the Most Jealous of All Time
Just think about how much both of these recording artists have gone through in the time since this famously embarrassing event. Taylor Swift seemed to just be starting her career, and she was receiving a big award when Kanye West jumped up to snatch the mic and start yelling about Beyonce.
The guy gets a tiny bit of leeway since he wanted the attention on someone else, but he's still clearly the bad guy in this instance. Come on, West, let Swift have her moment. There will be plenty of other times for you to make a fool of yourself.
It's a Shock to All of Us
Did you know that Kristen Stewart won a Best Actress Award for her role as Bella Swan in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”? No, neither did we. Having not seen the film, we can't say whether or not she deserves it, but it does seem...surprising. And standing right behind her is...Nicki Minaj? Is that Nicki looking on with envy as Kristen seems to struggle to hold that small trophy?
Maybe Minaj was the presenter at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, which would certainly explain her toned-down attire. And look, Stewart actually seems surprised in this photo. It's more emotion than she showed in any of the movies.
I'm Coming for You, Cat
A lot of these lap photos give us things that are really similar – one of the pets is cuddled up and enjoying some body warmth as the other one looks on in despair. This one is a little different. In this one, it seems like the dog is plotting something, and the cat just doesn't care. The dog can plot whatever he wants, I still have the lap.
Those little curly-haired white dogs can be particularly vicious if they're prodded the wrong way. Make sure there are separate beds for these two once the light goes out. In fact, you might even want to get separate rooms.
I Need Way More Space, Kid
This list has plenty of examples of new children getting more attention than the pets of the family, but this picture flips the script a little bit. In this pic, the immense dog (identified as one-year-old Moses) is getting all the love, while a six-year-old daughter clearly doesn't approve.
Moses, on the other hand, is a big fan of this situation, since we bet he doesn't get a whole lot of lap time anymore. He's almost as big as the lady. Just look at that. And if the size of his paws is any indication, he might not even be done growing!
Not the First Time, Not the Last
Brushing time is a great time for cats that like human contact. They get a nice, smooth, clean coat, and they get to enjoy time with their favorite big pals. It's a fantastic bonding pastime for all. But what if both cats want to be brushed, and one of them is noticeably more impatient?
Then you have to introduce the angry box, as seen and demonstrated here. Imagine having a cat that is so famously grumpy that you build her a space where she can go and be angry without getting in anybody's way. Just wait your turn, Nakia. Sheesh.
Ignore the Kitten
Getting a kitten is a big part of anyone's life, and that means lots of pictures for social media. Admit it; you like pictures of kittens, too. We all do. This person wanted to get a good one of the new kitty enjoying a meal, but the other cat in the house hadn't signed off on the plan.
Even better, it's clear that the older cat is not excited about the prospect of some other little animal cutting into its food supply. Look at that angry eye, the tilted back ear. That feline couldn't be more obviously upset if it was hissing.
Does Not Approve
We get that a lot of huskies can just look grumpy. It's usually an appearance caused by the pattern they get around their eyes. But this seems to be a little more than that. Is the dog upset that the owner brought along THAT person? It doesn't even matter which person it is. Could be either.
Maybe the huskie is over the snowy weather and wants to curl up by the fire. That collar does look pretty tight, maybe that has to do with it. Or, and this is a very strong possibility, the dog is just a grump. It can happen to any of us.
Making His Thoughts Clear
Most of the time, a pet will acquiesce to an owner's new girlfriend or boyfriend. There are some animals, however, that don't like the intrusion of a new member of the family. This can be because they have a weird smell, it could be that person is suddenly getting all the cuddle time, or it could be for any number of other things.
It's clear that the bigger dog in this picture isn't fond of its owner's new best bud, but the other dog in the picture isn't very happy, also. Hopefully, they can figure this out sooner rather than later.
A Lesson in Patience
Have you got more than one dog? That's why God gave humans more than one hand. Two dogs in the same household mean there is competition for affection, and it can even occur out in the sunny dog park. This picture even has the lady giving out the scratches telling the second dog to settle down and wait its turn.
It doesn't look ready to do so, but the attention it's giving the lady tells us things will be all right. In the meantime, just look at the smarmy face the English Bulldog has. It obviously knows it's number one.
Unable to Process
While there are plenty of dogs that understand how a pack works, it's becoming increasingly clear that there are plenty of dogs who simply cannot understand affection being given to any other kind of creature. There's just no denying a golden retriever, even if your other dog simply can't believe its eyes when you start lavishing the other dog with love.
This picture could be moments before a crazy dog fight broke out, or it could be moments before the other dog tried to weasel its way under the scratching hand of its owner. One way or another, it doesn't look like everything was fine.
Please. We're So Hot
We bet there are more than just a couple of dogs waiting to jump into that nice, cold pool. A hot summer day collects sweat on everyone's brow, not just the furriest members of the family. Still, these three pooches have to patiently wait for the pool to get ready.
Or, they have to wait for this young kid to have his fill of fun before they get a chance. Those heavy dark coats have got to be a rough deal while the sun is shining. We're sure they eventually got their chance to splash around and have some fun.
The Look of Betrayal
Despite the fact that these two dogs look almost identical, it's clear that they have some differences. While one of them is content to snuggle against a warm body and have a nap, the other must look on with a look of pure desire on its face.
It's just too bad that there's only enough space for one dog on the couch while a fully-grown human is napping on it. A good dog owner, however, will spread out the cuddles to each and every dog, so none of them feel left out. It's like being a parent, in a way.
A Tale as Old as Time
No, it's not “Beauty and the Beast,” it's the cat and the dog (so, "Olive and Company" maybe?). This time, the cat is getting all the attention while the dog looks on, wondering when it will be able to enjoy a friendly hand.
While it might be easy to say that the cat is feeling superior, other pictures in the same collection show that there are no bad feelings going on in this two-pet household. It's just that the cat was in reach before the dog, and so the cat gets first scritches. Surely nobody will forget the dog, right? Right?
Jealous? Or Just Hungry?
We don't see a lot of cats and bunnies on this list. Plenty of cats in other combinations, but not a whole lot of rabbits. This, however, raises a question. Rabbits are the kinds of animals that a lot of cats would choose to hunt if given the option, so is this cat jealous of the attention the rabbit is getting, or is he just imagining the rabbit on a platter surrounded by some roast vegetables?
With cats, it's impossible to know for sure. Seeing as how this rabbit is perched up on a lap, it could very well be both.
People who have raised cats from kittens know that you have to slowly let them get acclimated to their new areas. Start them with a single room, then a single floor, and then eventually the entire place. After a bit, they'll be able to go anywhere they want.
This can, as we see here, sometimes make other animals in the household a little jealous of all the attention the younger pets are getting. They might even be able to nap on the bed! But that's where I nap! They can't do that! This will not stand! I'm going to go pout in the corner.
Have You Ever Needed Something Really Badly?
For some reason, cats are all about seafood. Whether that means watching, chasing, or chowing down, they can't get enough of the fishy animals.
So, when a human goes out to the shop and comes back with what appears to be nigiri – a slice of fresh fish that is lying on top of a bed of rice – it's all that a cat can do not to lose its mind right then and there. And if the human has the guts to start eating right in front of the cat, well, there will be quite a bit of meowing going on.
I Could Look Like That. If I Wanted To
Most of the time, the hottie that book ladies can't wait to find out about is some hunk that wears a tilted cowboy hat, a pair of fresh boots, and no whole shirt, ever. This hardcover, on the other hand, has a ginger, wide-eyed, and fresh-faced young kitty that is sending the household's actual cat into a fit of jealous rage. Clearly.
Don't turn your back for too long, lady, or this cat will let loose its fury and tear your new favorite book to teeny tiny shreds. Don't look so good now, do you, book cat? That's what I thought.
He's Watching Me, Isn't He?
This picture is a bit of a strange addition to our collection because, other than the proximity to the camera, it doesn't really look like there's much going on here. One cat is lying amid a pile of blankets, and the other one glowers from the other side of the room.
There's no food in sight, nobody is getting any pets, and we can't even see a human in the shot. Maybe that's just the prime spot in the house – cuddled up in the warm patch on the bed. But there's only space for one cat on the spot, so the other one just has to watch from the side.
Hey Guys, I'm Ho-...Hey!
There's absolutely no way in the world you haven't seen a sight similar to this one if you have at least a pair of cats in your home. You're petting one of the cats, just enjoying each other's company, and then around the corner, here comes the other cat. Oh boy.
Everybody goes quiet as the second cat realizes what it's looking at. Things can be awkward for a little while, depending on the cats, but usually, it just means the other cat will whine a little bit until you give it some scratches. That usually solves all the issues.
I See You Are Eating. How Nice for You
Quite the meal you have there. Looks very tasty. Very nutritious. Here you are, sitting down to enjoy this meal for humans. Yup. Only food that humans can eat. Sure would be a shame if you just so happened to drop some of that food in your lap, right next to my waiting mouth.
But you know what would REALLY be a shame? If someone – not gonna say who – reached up there with a paw and knocked that plate off the table onto the ground. Then, there wouldn't be any other solution but for me to eat it all.
Watching the Kids Eat
A parent of any kind knows that kids have to eat a lot – they're doing all that growing, you see – but the parents don't always get to eat at the same times, or the same stuff. We're sure that, on some level, the doggy mom in this picture knows that, but she still wouldn't mind being able to have a snack during a long, hard day of being a parent to three puppies.
On the other hand, it's not like the puppies will let Mom even get close if she tries – they're going to town on that kibble.
Everything Looks Fine Here
This picture shows us a pair of pups enjoying some nice, warm blankets, but we don't know exactly where...ah. Look in the upper right corner. It turns out that one of the dogs in the center is actually a stuffed animal that is a present to the REAL dog in the blankets, but the dog in the corner of the image didn't get anything.
He just has to sit and watch the other dog have fun with its new toy. Don't worry, old pal; there are plenty of other toys around for you to play with. Nobody could forget about you.
This Means Fewer Presents, Doesn't It?
Kids, at a young age, usually don't have any idea why Mom's belly is suddenly growing so big, why the whole family has to go to a hospital, and where that little human came from, but they almost always don't like it. Like in this picture, for instance.
It's usually because the kid is tired, bored, in a strange place, and either over or understimulated, but there are plenty that realize the parents will suddenly have a lot more on their hands than catering to the child's every whim. But, eventually, you can share clothes with your younger sibling. That's worth it, right?