This Instagram account puts all third-wheel shamers to shame

Two might be company, but three is a brilliant opportunity to show the world what being a “forever alone” third wheel is really like.

One Instagram account, Third Wheel Extravaganza, does just that. Ran by a woman by the name of Avalon, the account chronicles her almost ridiculous run-ins with couples—an occurrence known all too well by many a single folk with a surprising amount of coupled friends and family.

“Ah, love. It makes the world go round. Unless you’re me. Then you just lurk in the background of cute couples, but hey,” the account bio reads.

Here’s one familiar scene, when you’re in the common room and a couple just happens to be in the vicinity but nope, it’s not awkward.

Third wheel forever

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Or when you need to go to the store, but so does your roommate and their partner.

Third wheel in E minor

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Or when you switch it up a bit and find yourself a fifth wheel between two doting couples who have somehow forgotten that you and the other couple exist.

Why stop at third wheel? Dream big super star.

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Or when you’re just trying to hang out with your friends but they’re too busy talking with their baes on the phone—now you’re a third wheel in more way than one!

#tbt Third wheel pro tip: Sometimes the significant others don’t even need to be present. A phone call will do.

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Or when you’re just trying to finish up a work project but can’t concentrate because you’re having to look at your friend and their boo be cute for the two hours you’re there.

Third wheel: study time edition… #thirdwheel

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Or when your friend invites you to a party where you know no one but they make out with their fiancé the entire time and leave you to alternate between occupying the wall and the snack table.

Third wheel engagement edition. Congrats Alanna and Mattias! #thirdwheel

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Really though, being single isn’t awful, and it certainly isn’t a death sentence when among couples friends. According to Avalon’s sister, who posted a series of her third wheel photos on Imgur, she is indeed single, and from the success of the account she probably doesn’t intend changing that anytime soon.

Over 1,000 followers, my dear third wheel enthusiasts! It’s amazing what a little lurking around couples with a deadpan face can do. God bless! #thirdwheel #thirdwheeling

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Avalon did not immediately return a request for comment.

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.