Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Defend Creepy Date Night Behavior

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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard may not appear on our TV screens anymore, but fans who follow the couple on social media know that the Dillards still aren't shy about sharing every aspect of their personal lives with the world.

Case in point, this pic of the two on one of their frequent date nights:

Jill and Der: Date Night

Despite the fact that he's in law school and she's a stay-at-home mother to rowdy kids, the couple does seem to make time for date nights on a regular basis.

To be clear, we're not ragging on them for this practice -- quite the opposite, in fact.

We applaud these two for taking the time to work on their relationship, even though you can count us among the many who believe Jill would be better off with Derick.

Jill and Derick Posing

Jill posted the above with a caption reading simply:

"Love you @derickdillard #datenight"

Like everything the Duggars post, the whole thing seems entirely innocent at first -- but fans wound up taking issue with some weirdness lurking just beneath the surface.

Jill and Derick Dillard with Family

Basically, everyone wanted to know why the hell Jill and Derick are sitting like that.

"Why are you sitting next to Derrick instead of across from?" commented one follower.

Yes, apparently, this is a common practice for the Dillards, and fans are eager to get to the heart of the matter.

Jill and Derick Dillard Pic

Fortunately, Jill was unfazed by the scrutiny, and she was happy to report that booth crowding is a habit that dates back to the earliest days of her marriage.

"We ALWAYS do!!" she responded to the fan's query.

"We prefer to sit next to each other vs. with the whole table between us....[I don't know]...just too much distance when we sit across from each other."

Jill, Derick Dillard Pic

Jill added several emojis to send the message that she's not taking the "which side of the table?" debate too seriously.

But man, her followers certainly are.

Some sided with the original commenter and stated that they found the practice a bit creepy.

The Dillards Pic

Many others, however, revealed that they too enjoy sharing the same side of the table. 

"Why not?? My husband and i will sometimes share a side. Sometimes it’s nice to sit next to your other half," one person wrote.

Another added, "It's cozy."

Dillard Family Picture

Obviously, as Jill and Derick controversies go, this one is pretty mild.

Derick is still expressing his political views on Twitter, and he's still pissing off fans with extremist far-right beliefs.

Compared to the sort of tirades that got him fired by TLC, Tablegate is extremely innocuous.

Perhaps that's why Jill welcomes this kind of debate on her page.

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