Being single can be a lot of fun, it’s kind of like when you first leave home and you have surge of independence and freedom. You’ll all feisty and young and HELLO WORLD HERE I AM ALL BRAVE AND STRONG AND LOOKING AFTER MYSELF IN THIS BIG BAD WORLD.
I can make plans with who I want, when I want. I don’t have to worry about what to buy him for Christmas, or if I’ll hate his Mum. I can stay up until 3am on a Saturday night drinking wine and playing video games if that’s what I feel like doing. Or I can go out with some girlfriends, drink wine until there’s no tomorrow, bitch about men with them and flirt with complete strangers with zero guilt.
I’m alone to do what I want. With nobody to check in with. With nobody to steal the duvet or keep me awake snoring. There’s no silly arguments, there’s no having to watch stupid Star Wars movies because their his favourite..
Yes, being single certainly does come with it’s perks, but as with most things in life, there’s a downside too.
- Having to build flat pack furniture yourself only for it to collapse a month later.
- Being worried about having to attend your nieces wedding next year as The Single Aunt.
- First dates – always TERRIFYING and awkward.
- You don’t wake up to ‘Good morning’ text messages when you’re on holiday. Or any day. Apart from you work’s Whatsapp group chat, which is then closely followed by a list of KPIs.
- When work colleagues want to try and set you up, like you need help finding someone to date, Which you totally do. But FUCK YOU.
- When you bump into an old friend and they ask if you have a boyfriend…
- You feel the need to say things like ‘I’m wayyyy to independent to have a boyfriend’. Just to feel better about your life.
- Having to listen to your coupled-up friends talk about how nice it must be to be single
- You have to act all cool and okay with your coupled-up friends PDA.
- The only people that buy you presents on your birthday and at Christmas are your parents.
- But you still get to listen to your coupled-up friends talk about what they’ve got their SO for Christmas.
- You have to rent a house because you can’t afford a mortgage on your own.
- Having to rent a house which means you can’t even get a CAT to make you feel less lonely.
- You start Googling how likely it is to get pregnant in your 40’s.. HELP I’M RUNNING OUT OF TIME.
- Having an amazing time out with friends, only to come home alone to that empty house feeling and be like ‘oh, so, that’s that then’.
- The fear of dying alone.
- Being a cat lady with no cat.
Are you single or couple up? What are your daily struggles?