I have been inspired me to write a list of the many things I am loving about being single. Maybe I just wanted a break from study. Besides, I like making lists. It can be something that I can read when I’m having the occasional pity party, watching soppy rom coms and eating some form of dessert by myself when my sister and her fiancé go out on dinner dates. Cuties.
For those in a relationship, I’m sure it is an amazing season in it’s own way. But for those who are single, I’m sure you will agree with me in that it’s not as bad as some people make it out to be. Here are my reasons why:
#1 FOOD – IT’S ALL MINE
I don’t have to share mahh popcorn at the movies if I don’t want to. Even those crunchy kernels that don’t pop are all mine. Which may not be a positive. Once I bit on one really hard and I think I permanently damaged my tooth or something. However, this is now all theoretical. I don’t usually get popcorn at the movies much anymore but that’s not the point.
I also possess 100% ownership of my chocolate (unless my sister finds my stash). None of this ‘what’s mine is yours.’ Yet.
#2 I GET TO REFINE MY ‘FUTURE HUSBAND LIST’
Aside from the fundamentals (which I may delve into in another post): Ahem. Doesn’t eat my chocolate. Hates cats. Handy with baseball bats (or frypans) in case psychos break in. Strong stomach to taste test all my shady-looking cooking creations. Expert spider killer.
#3 WORK OUT ‘WHAT NOT TO EAT ON A DATE’
I get to test and trial all sorts of food on my non-date trips to restaurants. Spaghetti is out. I don’t want to look like I applied a ring of fake tan around my mouth. Apparently nobody does that. And as much as I like chocolate…that too can be a hazard. Nothing says hillbilly like having a tooth covered in chocolate. Yee-hah.
#4 I HAVE TIME TO BUILD UP RESISTANCE TO MUSHY LOVE DECLARATIONS
Ok, I will be honest. I haven’t built up full resistance to ooey-gooey lovey-dovey “BABY U MEAN THE WORLD TO ME I WILL LUV YOU FOREVERS YOU ARE MY SHINING STAR MWAH XOXOXOXOXOXOX” declarations I come across in movies and in real life. I think a bit of public declaration is cute but there is a line…
So I’ve got time to practice my straight face. Just in case future bf says something similar to me. I don’t think spewing in his face is the correct response to any love declarations. Maybe when you’re in a relationship you get automatic immunity?
#5 DAD’S GUN STAYS IN THE GUN SAFE
There has always been this joke that dad will get out the shot gun if I bring a guy home. So I think for the safety of guys everywhere, it’s good that I’m single…just in case he’s not joking.
#6 FULL FREEDOM TO WATCH ROM-COMS
Especially Sense and Sensibility. That’s my favourite – but it has to be the BBC mini series. Pride and Prejudice is also a goodie. And I still haven’t watched Titanic yet (I know, I know) and somehow I doubt my future bf will be willing to watch 3 hours (?! Why so long!) of romantic drama involving Celine Dion music and me crying my eyes out. Because I already know how it ends.
*update* I watched Titanic yesterday. They should pay people for going through that kind of depressing experience.
#7 KEEPS MY LITTLE SISTER IN SUSPENSE
She thinks she could guess the name of my future husband. As if. No, I’m not telling you what they are. Not that she will be right…but I like that she has to wait to find out.
#8 BAD HAIR DAY? MEH
Those mornings when I’m the definition of a frizz ball… it doesn’t matter. I doubt the post man will care when he delivers the packages. Which covers about all my human interaction I get right now apart from my sister – I’m practically a hermit when studying for exams. But I secretly love not having to leave the house if I’m being honest.
#9 GETTING TO READ TOO MANY RELATIONSHIP BOOKS
And then forget most of it…because I’m still single and I don’t have to use it yet. Wait, this is supposed to be a positive list. I forget it BUT that means more room in my brain for other important information like how to make dolphin bananas or DIY wrapping paper. Life skills people.
#10 SOLO CAR DRIVES
I can sing as bad and as loud as I want when I’m driving and no one can hear me. Unless I’m at traffic lights and forget my window is wound down. Awkward. Some cray cray seat dancing is also on the cards if I’m feeling energetic. If I drive up on a curb, no one laughs at me. Except any cat witnesses. Cats are evil.
#11 NO AWKWARD RELATIONSHIP DILEMMAS
Me and the little sis were thinking about this one day – what if you go to have your first kiss and you go in the same way and whack heads? Umm…way to ruin the moment! Not to mention the embarrassment if it’s at your wedding and you have a live audience watching. I bet that will happen to me. Maybe I should elope instead.
#12 GET CLOSE TO MY CREATOR
I saved this one for last because it’s the best one. In all seriousness, the season of singleness is so beautifully unique in this way: I can devote myself to getting to know God and spend time with Him, to know His heart – without any BOY distractions. Because I can imagine having a bf would be a bit distracting…although I hope that my future bf will be the complete opposite, bringing me closer to God instead.
So no, I’m not single and ready to mingle (I hate that word – mingle. Ew) and I will keep all my chocolate to myself thanks.