The Ick

What does The Ick mean?

Feeling really turned off by your partner

If you’ve suddenly developed a deep feeling of unease or even disgust towards your current significant other, you might be experiencing “the ick”. This unsettling feeling can creep up out of nowhere, often triggered by a certain behavior, habit, or mannerism of your partner that you find repulsive.

It’s like a nagging feeling of discomfort that just won’t go away, no matter how much you try to justify your partner’s actions or habits to yourself. It’s an instinctual reaction that’s hard to ignore.

Sometimes, “the ick” might sneak up on you subconsciously. This usually happens when there are warning signs or red flags about your partner that your conscious mind hasn’t fully recognized yet.

In such instances, you might feel like “the ick” is misleading you. But more often than not, it’s usually a good idea to pay attention to this gut feeling. It’s your mind’s way of telling you something’s not quite right.

Example for using ‘The Ick’ in a conversation

Ugh, I can’t stand my boyfriend’s chewing sounds. They make me cringe. 😖

Oh no, sounds like you’ve got the ick! It’s hard to ignore those things once they bother you. 🤮

I know, right? It’s like every time he eats, I can’t help but feel disgusted. 🤢

That’s definitely the ick. It’s tough when little things become so off-putting. 😬