Friday, September 08, 2006

Five reasons I enjoy being single (No, really.)

This may be an inappropriate topic to be pondering on the eve of my best friend's wedding. Or, quite possibly, it's actually an excellent thing for an entirely single girl to be focusing on while she watches someone else tie that knot. Either way, it's what I'm going with today. Five reasons I actually enjoy being on my own.

(Oh. And a note to all you happily coupled types out there? I fully realize there's a valid and advantageous counterpart to every one of these on my list, but that's really not what I want to focus on right now, OK?)

  1. I don't remember the last time I saw a mindless action adventure movie (or a traumatizing horror movie) against my will.

  2. My gift-buying budget is significantly smaller than that of my not-single friends. Moreover, my budget in general is mine and mine alone to discuss. Sure, a second person chipping in for the bills would be nice, but I don'’t have to clear it with anyone else if I want new shoes.

  3. Seriously, no one but me cares what I shave or how often I shave it.

  4. I genuinely like having a good amount of down-time on my own, and I very much value activities with my friends as well. Having no boyfriend to whom to allot any chunk of my time helps guarantee ample time for both of those.

  5. I have only my own family and my own social and work obligations to worry about. I'm not expected to tag along to anyone else's as well.

Besides all of these (and the five to ten others I could easily add to this list), apparently being single is good for my health as well. Who knew? Spinsters everywhere, unite! Yay for the single life.

6 comments:

-R- said...

Good list! Although maybe when your future husband gets out of jail his family will disown him, so #5 will not be a problem. Fingers crossed!

(thanks for the psycho suzie's or suzy's recommendation)

Neil said...

It is interesting that women stay healthier being single and men stay healthier being married. Men must suck the life out of women!

beingmccrary said...

Number 2 is a tough one. My fiancee said to me last week, "you bought ANOTHER black purse?" He just doesn't get it. Just because it's black doesn't mean it goes with every outfit.

Red said...

Awwww yeah. Rock on with your highly selective self.

Red said...

Also, how was the wedding? Did you get to wear lime-green taffeta?

Stinkypaw said...

How interesting! Reading your list I realise that those are still things that I do even if I've been with hubby for almost 14 years... is that weird?

I'm the one who hasn't watched a good horror flick because he doesn't really enjoy them, but I must say that I'm OD on Star Wars (one of his fav).
We have one pool of money since we run our business together. He shaves less than I do, and I seem to care more about it than he does. I see my girl friends regularly, just the girls, I guess it's all about how you are and what you want out of your relationship. We are friends, first, and then we are a couple, I'm writting this and I'm wondering if we're "normal"?! Weird...

Hope you enjoyed the wedding and that your toast went well!