I find it comical that most of my single friends want to be in a relationship, and a good number of my married/attached friends can’t say enough about “the good ole days” of single life. Both sides have ups and downs, but one would think we’d be able to embrace the good in whichever stage of life we happen to currently reside. After all, we had something to do with our current status. If you’re married, it’s because you chose it. If you’re single, it’s because
you suck at being in a relationship you choose to be. Lest you assume I’ve figured this out, rest assured, I.HAVE.NOT. I’ve found myself back in single status for the first time since I was 18. AND IT”S WEIRD! (from this point on, I could totally take this blog post to a whole different place than it was originally intended and talk abt the insanity of men, but I’ll leave that for another time 😉 ).
There are good things about being single.
- It’s Cheaper! Be honest. Relationships are expensive! It’s one less birthday you have to worry about. One less person to buy for at Christmas. Going out to eat costs half what it might.
- Control of the Remote! He wants to watch the game. I want to watch “Say Yes To The Dress” and “Project Runway”, and flip back to the game during commercials. Yes, I want to see the game, but seeing who Heidi Klum sends home is important too!
- Scheduling! I only have to remember my own. There is no need to call or shoot him a text to see what “his” plans are when I’m discussing the date for next ladies night with friends.
- My Head is Allowed to be on a Swivel! If someone attractive enters the room, I’m allowed to stare a little longer than I should if I’m in a relationship. What?! If you think girls don’t do this too, you are sadly mistaken.
- Cleaning/Laundry/Trash are now an option! Things will stay clean until I make them dirty again. On the flip side, don’t be a disaster. That’s just wrong. No one should have to be your maid in a relationship. But I get to choose when and if I feel like doing my laundry….which is generally whenever I run out of clean clothes.
- The Bedroom is MINE! I don’t have to share my covers OR my pillows. I can lay in the middle of the bed if I want to…or switch sides if the mood so strikes me. I don’t have to listen to anyone else snoring like a freight train.
- Holidays! I know you’re thinking I’ve lost my mind, but think about it. You don’t have to pretend to like that weird jello dessert her Aunt Sue made. You don’t have to endure the countless hours of looking at baby pictures because the potential in-laws think it’s necessary for you to relive EVERY moment of your significant other’s childhood….
- My Money is My Money! I can go on a Steinmart shopping spree without prior approval. Maybe clothes aren’t your thing. You can buy a laptop, a flat screen TV that takes up an entire wall, a surround sound stereo system, AND a DeWalt drill. Cuz everyone needs a good drill.
- I Only Have To Hang With My Friends. Maybe his friends are all video gaming goofballs who eat Doritos’ and wipe their hands all over your furniture. Maybe her friends are all high maintenance, Gucci carrying, manicure obsessed yuppies. Doesn’t matter! You don’t have to associate with anyone you don’t like.
- More Free Time. …to pursue whatever I want. I can take a class, take up underwater basket weaving, read 17 books in a row without anyone feeling neglected.
- No Fighting Over Small Stuff. Like where to eat or what to cook for dinner. No exasperated looks when her 1st response was “I don’t care” til you make a suggestion.
- No Worrying About What to Wear. especially when at home. I can wear my coke-bottle glasses, and a sweat suit with my hair pulled up in a messy ponytail if I wanna. Who’s gonna see me?
- No Jealousy. Opposite sex friends go right out the window when you are in a serious relationship. As a single girl, I can talk to whomever I want.
What do you love/miss about being single?