I decided that instead of harping on how it sucks to be single, I’m going to highlight to beautiful things about being single.* Now I’m not daft, I realize that most of these reasons are going to be variations of the same underlying theme, “no longer having to compromise”, but let me have my fun.
#1: The Movies
Enough can’t be said about never having to see a movie you don’t want to see.
Not to say there isn’t a movie I saw while coupled up that didn’t become one of my favorites of all-time, but the odds against that are pretty slim (and a chance I’m willing to take).
Sometimes, I go to a movie with a friend or a group of friends that I normally wouldn’t go to see but the difference is, I could easily say “No” and meet up with them after the movies. End of story.
You try that with a girlfriend**. You won’t get hit right away but it will definitely come up on a totally unrelated note during an argument to throw you completely off guard…
Her: “…and we never go to the movies I want to see. It’s always about you and what you want!”
Him: “Huh? What are you talking about? I thought this was about me not picking up my dirty socks.”