Your favorite part of being SINGLE

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    Feb 28, 2008 2:36 PM GMT
    Lots of people go on and on about their relationships, and even presume that you can't be happy without one. My friends and family have finally stopped trying to pester me with questions and suggestions about my single status. I'm very, very content with my own company. My cat is also waaaay nicer than most guys.

    The general reasons I like being on my own:
    I can come and go as I like
    I can maintain a very busy and active schedule
    I can eat what I want
    I can check out guys without offending someone special
    I can be completely and utterly me

    But there are some very personal reasons too. This is my favorite at the moment:

    I can put a song on repeat and not worry about it. Janet's new album came out Tuesday, and it's a life ritual of mine: new Janet album = individual songs on repeat until each one is engrained in my DNA.


    So, single boiz, what's your favorite aspect of your single status??
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    Feb 28, 2008 2:51 PM GMT
    Freedom from responsibilities!!! icon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gif
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    Feb 28, 2008 5:15 PM GMT
    lol

    well, i don't know if i'm free from responsibilities per se, but i understand the spirit of what you mean. it's nice to just do what you want without having to worry so much about someone's approval or feelings.

    i lose my bon vivant quality when i'm in a relationship.
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    Feb 28, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    Dancer-J said it first, but it's true: I can change my plans without having to consult anyone else.
  • BlackJock79

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    Feb 28, 2008 5:21 PM GMT
    I can have sex with whoever I want without someone getting mad because I did.

    I don't go over my daytime minutes.

    And all the reasons that you said dancerjack.
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    Feb 28, 2008 5:25 PM GMT
    DncerJack yes being single has its good moments! l am not single as such but i dont live with my guy yet and he is far and i really like myself and my moments to do whatever i want at the moment but alas there will come a day when he will be wan ting his breakfast so lets see!

    l would love to see your Pussy well pic' of the Cat!
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    Feb 28, 2008 5:27 PM GMT
    Being single gave me a lot of time to work on me.

    Being in a relationship for the last three years has given me time to work on someone else.

    And all without a psychologists fees.
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    Feb 28, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    okay, let's just be honest - it's also nice to be able to rip a fart in the house and be proud of it, right?

    RIIIIIIIIIIIIP: damn, that was a good one!

    LOL LOL
  • dfrourke

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    Feb 28, 2008 5:35 PM GMT

    oh my God...

    NO AWFUL CHRISTMAS PARTIES with your boyfriends work colleagues!!!!!

    No arguments about which family you are going to see for which holidays.

    Boys Night out [every week]!

    I can read IN BED for as late as I want


    - David
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    Feb 28, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
    I most dislike it, but I do get to stay up late, check guys if I want, view porn when I want, and I don't have to deal with those pesky 'in laws'! And I can watch whatever movies, shows or go to local shows whenever I want too!
  • ang2serra

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    Feb 28, 2008 6:07 PM GMT
    I enjoy the sense of freedom and the ability to really hone in on working on myself. Then when I am ready to hitch up to someone, I can attract someone just as strong and independent as I am.

    At least thats what I tell myself on Friday nights when I am eating bon bons and watching sad movies icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 28, 2008 6:15 PM GMT
    dfrourke said
    oh my God...

    NO AWFUL CHRISTMAS PARTIES with your boyfriends work colleagues!!!!!

    No arguments about which family you are going to see for which holidays.

    Boys Night out [every week]!

    I can read IN BED for as late as I want


    - David


    Well this list sums it up for me as well - and about the only one I could add to it is the ability to bring someone home for a night of uh, shall we say - festivities?
  • irishkcguy

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    Feb 28, 2008 6:16 PM GMT
    A year ago I decided to switch careers and move to Los Angeles. If I were in a relationship I probably couldn't have done that. I am echoing other thoughts on this thread but being single give you the freedom to make any choice you want.
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    Feb 28, 2008 6:18 PM GMT
    icon_cry.gifI hate being single.
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    Feb 28, 2008 6:29 PM GMT
    I've been single just over a year since my last long term relationship.

    I'm appreciating my singlehood better this time. Fucking around a lot less. Using the time more wisely in terms of hobbies, time with friends, travel, volunteering, etc. I'd say that the number one benefit of singlehood is the lack of consultation required. I schedule or not as I see fit. I don't have to check to see if 'we' have something going on if something presents itself.

    I'd also like to add that I don't see one state of being as better than the other. Some personalities and the people attached to them are perhaps best suited in one or the other. I find the function well in both. I'm a great boyfriend and a good single person at the same time.

    I think. My exes may tell you I'm hell in size 13 Mizunos.
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    Feb 28, 2008 6:46 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidokay, let's just be honest - it's also nice to be able to rip a fart in the house and be proud of it, right?

    RIIIIIIIIIIIIP: damn, that was a good one!

    LOL LOL


    Amen to that!!! LOL!!!

    Kev
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    Feb 28, 2008 6:59 PM GMT
    -Not having the responsbility of someonelse's emotions
    being invested in you

    -Not having to be put in the position to choose
    between spending time with my significant other and
    friends

    -Not having to worry about someone getting jealous
    when i chesk out another guy or when i get cruised

    -Having the freedom to come and go as i please wihtout
    having to answer to anyone

    -The freedom to bump my music in my room and dance to
    is embarrasingly without having to worry about
    someone walking in

    -I can focus 100 percent on my future and carreer
    wihtout any sort of distraction (thats the most
    important benefit)
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    Feb 28, 2008 7:43 PM GMT
    -Not having the responsbility of someonelse's emotions
    being invested in you

    -Not having to be put in the position to choose
    between spending time with my significan
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    Feb 28, 2008 8:01 PM GMT
    What I like about singularity:

    primarily, it keeps me focused while i'm in Nursing school. ask my friends, any free time i *do* have when i'm not at the hospital or in class is at a coffee shop studying/reading

    i'm also echoing RunintheCity's response about spending the free time engaging in hobbies, reading, etc etc.

    and let's face it, we all like the attention icon_lol.gif
  • dhinkansas

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    Feb 28, 2008 8:07 PM GMT
    I think it's important to be internally happy whatever situation you are in...be it of the coupled persuasion or solo persuasion. I'm kind of used to singlehood and I can wear purple socks with red boxer briefs in my kitchen and no one sees it...except the cat. She just rolls her eyes and goes on about her business. I guess I just emjoy being responsible for myself only. I'm sure it would be nice to have someone around to share stuff with, but overall, I'm not going to lose any sleep about being single.
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    Feb 28, 2008 8:16 PM GMT
    Wonderland saidicon_cry.gifI hate being single.


    icon_sad.gif *hugs* icon_biggrin.gif
  • SoDakGuy

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    Feb 28, 2008 8:28 PM GMT
    There are those times you just need time to be alone from everyone and be by yourself. Those are times I am happy I am single.
  • DiverScience

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    Feb 28, 2008 8:32 PM GMT
    I can fill my schedule to the brim bursting, and not feel guilty for leaving someone out.
  • art_smass

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    Feb 28, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    I like my own bed.
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    Feb 28, 2008 9:33 PM GMT
    I like that I can spend my free time at my best friends house and babysit for her on Saturdays and other nights during the week. My money gets spent on me for things I want, and I can talk to who I want, when I want.

    It is going to be very hard to give some of this up later.icon_exclaim.gif

    though all of that makes me think I'm selfishicon_redface.gif