Yeah, you count it differently. 3/4 goes 123, 123, 123, 6/8 goes 123456, 123456, 123456. Emphasis on that 4th beat.
We're only strays.
6/8 is triple meter. 1st and 4th beats are emphasized. every other beat is an 8th note instead of a quarter note. 8th notes are in groups of 3. 3/4 is double meter. each beat represents a quarter note. 8th notes are in groups of 2 or 4.
RIP George Carlin (1937-2008)
Tip: Don't look at time sigs like mathematical fractions. They're nothing like that.

You'll love this: http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/html/id15_en.html

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the pulse of 6/8 is two dotted quavers per bar .
where as with 3/4 its 3 straight quavers .
research "pulse" i think you will find the answer there