What are the best things about being single?

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  1. D_Ivana Dickenside

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    What are the best things about being single?

    This thread is not to list off the cons of being alone, nor is it bashing on couples in general; it's a celebration of individual happiness :biggrin1:

    I absolutely hate it when people say they hate the single life and wish they had a boyfriend or girlfriend. It drives me nuts! I personally think an individual can be happy being by themselves and instead of attached. Of course there can be negatives to being by yourself. However, I truly believe there are more positive things to look forward to.

    I want to know what other unattached individuals on LPSG, like myself, think are the best things about being single? Share your thoughts, ideas, and anything else you'd like to add in.


    Here's my long list:

    1. I can have sex with however many people I want and I don't have to remain faithful to anybody.

    2. Clothes and shoes can lay on the floor for days before I decide to throw it in the laundry basket. Plus I have ALL the closet space to myself to store my purses and shoes!

    3. Going out all night, getting hammered with friends, and coming home at the wee hours of the early morning is perfectly fine.

    4. Not having to share a bed with someone who snores, kicks, breathes heavily, steals the blankets/sheets, etc. This was especially great since I was drunk last night.

    5. I never have to call anyone just to say hi, check in ten times a day, or argue over "Why didn't you call me?" I also don't have to remember important dates, like birthdays and anniversaries.

    6. I get to spend as much time as I want with my friends and my family.

    7. I LOVE being able to sleep in, wake up whenever I want, and take my time getting ready without someone to nag and complain about it.

    8. Shaving my legs, underarms, and grooming my pussy is not a requirement, but rather optional.

    9. Uncontrollable smelly farts and stinking up the bathroom, need I say more?

    10. I can watch my soap operas in peace. So what if Lucky is dating Sam, it's only his half-brother's first cousin on his dad's side!

    11. I have a huge Hello Kitty collection and nobody can make fun of me for it!

    12. My money is spent the way I want. I don't have to take care of anyone else and I can spoil myself without feeling guilty.

    13. I still have sleepovers/pajama parties with my girlfriends. We'll gossip about our crushes, rent chick flicks, bake cookies, and talk about hair and make up.

    14. I have a million different hair products, a ton of lotions, cleansers, creams, toners, nail polishes, tampons, make up, and other female essentials. Nobody can bitch at me for taking up all the bathroom space!

    15. After my last relationship ended, I finally realized I didn't need to be with someone to make me happy. Even if I'm alone and single, I can still be happy by myself and that's the only thing that matters.
     
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    haha i totally agree! sometimes i don't even wear anything if i don't feel like it :cool:
     
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    Being single I don't have to consult with anyone about my actions.
    I get to whole bed and all the covers.
    I eat when I want to.
    My household can be still and calm (well as calm as it ca be with a half grown bengal running amok)
    I get all the wardrobe space.
    I can stroll and lounge around the house naked.
     
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    i agree. this is definitely one that falls on the top of the list! it's great to have freedom and not have to ask another person what you can and can't do.
     
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    WATCHING SPORTS UNINTERRUPTED but the girl i'm dating now actually doesnt mind my fanatacism and she actually likes basketball
     
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    I don't cheat on myself.
     
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    Th ability to indulge in my own guilty pleasures without having to answer to anyone.

    Making life decisions that for the most part only affect me positively or adversely

    No having someone else edit my friendships

    Having the freedom to pursue my friendships (Male and female) without interpretation .

    Being able to watch Chick flicks late into the night without commentary

    (I am sure I can think of plenty more)
     
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    Hey there are lots of women out there who like watching sports! One of my friends (female) is a sports FANATIC! I like to watch sports too, although I'm not nearly as fanatical as she is. I used to be fairly fanatical watching NBA games though...
     
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    omg yes!!! i hated it when my ex would get jealous of my male friends. he always had bad opinions about them and it drove me nuts! it got to the point where i just didn't bother bringing him around my friends because of the remarks he would make to them. what pissed me off the most is that my ex would look down on my guy friends because he felt they weren't good enough for me. this is just one of the many reasons why i broke up with him.
     
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    I miss not having to hide my boner whenever Rachael Ray peels a banana or washes a cucumber on the tv.
     
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    Being able to come and go as you please.

    Being able to watch what you want to on TV without fighting over the remote. :biggrin1:
     
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    what i meant when i said "being by myself" is that i finally realized i was perfectly fine not being in a relationship. for the longest time i thought it was what i needed because i didn't want to be alone while everyone else i knew was paired up. i never neglected my friends though. i'm glad i had them to help me through my last break up though. everyone needs friends because without them, we'd all be lost.
     
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    LOL! From what I hear you arent the only man on this board who lust after Rachel Ray and the way she handles the beggies! LOL! :biggrin1: Oh yes the food channel is a favorite for many...
     
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    It is hard when there are occassions that almost require an escort and you have to be with someone who you are not feeling it for and who you dont want to have the wrong idea just to fulfill a social obligation.
    One thing I like about being totally single is that I know absolutely where I stand in the situation. I am alone and I know I am alone vs dating someone and not knowing that in spite of what they may say they are seeing soemone else or on the look out for the next best thing.
     
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    Yeah... try living in an area where almost all your female classmates from elementary school got married right out of high school! :eek: Only three of us didn't, and all three of us had "issues" that the rest of them didn't have. (Two of us were the two tomboys of the class - I was one of these- and the other had emotional problems). I wasn't friends with any of the girls or boys from my class though - the closest one to a friend was probably the one with the emotional problems, and maybe ONE of the ones who married right out of school. Ironically, the other tomboy was not even remotely a friend! But none of them were really friends. I grew up not really having friends, mostly because of where I lived, most likely. I had to move to the city to find any real friends.

    But anyway, what I was saying, is that it was a lonely time when nearly everyone you knew was married by the time they were 19 years old, and there you are in your late 20s and never been married, and hadn't even dated much (I had to go to the city to find dates, too). On the other hand, I can't help but wonder if maybe the ones who married so young may not regret staying single longer and experiencing more of life without spouse, kids, etc...

    Besides, I don't want to be in a relationship "just to be in a relationship". I want to be in a relationship with someone I'm truly compatible with.
     
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    If you live by yourself you can fart in bed or anywhere else in your home, any time you want.
     
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