Being single can be awesome. As Oscar Wilde once said, “I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.”
Too right, Mr. Wilde!
We are all about people finding that special someone, but between now and that lightning bolt “I’ve found The One” moment, we thought we’d reflect on what singles totally understand that couples just don’t.
7. You’re just waiting for Mr. Big
No, we don’t have some sort of impossible standards for our next partner. We just want to meet someone who is intelligent, funny, kind and who we are attracted to. Sometimes it’s not that easy.
6. You’ll end up with your best guy friend
Just because it happens in Hollywood and there was a great film about some bloke named Harry and his friend Sally, that doesn’t mean it will be happening to us. Men and women can be just friends.
5. Can my boyfriend come, too?
So Tom is coming with us again? GREAT. Andy wants to watch football with us? BRILLIANT. Not.
4. Why do you always sit at home instead of date?
A night sitting in our favorite pajamas and having a Netflix marathon, complete with wine and snacks, can actually be much more fulfilling than it sounds. Our pjs (or selection of pjs, ahem) are the best.
3. You’re dying to be part of a couple
Nope, not really – not even when your friend’s boyfriend buys her some flowers. You know your moment will come.
2. Can we switch seats so I can sit with my boyfriend?
There is simply no excuse for PDA at 7 a.m. on the bus, especially if someone is invading your personal space. If you’ve ever been holed up next to a couple who is continuing on from the night before on their commute, all tongues and groaning, you’ll know exactly what we mean.
1. You should date my friend of a friend of a friend
You know the one with the bad hair/bad breath/bad attitude. Singles are well-versed in quick refusals. “He sounds great. I’m sure he has an amazing personality, but sadly I have a date with ‘Breaking Bad‘ and a bottle of red.”
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