Reader “Barb” just made me aware that February 14th is not only St.Valentine’s Day, but it’s also Singles Awareness Day, or Singles Appreciation Day, either of which spell SAD.
That’s already kind of funny, because people will be wishing each other “Happy SAD” today, but it’s also funny because single people are often looked down upon and/or even pitied by non-single people, as if everyone who’s single wishes they weren’t.
Personally, I’m a Free Agent.
I do what I want to do when I want to do it and that’s pretty much all chicks can expect from me.
I like it that way for several reasons, one of which being that it keeps me at my top efficiency.
If I don’t give a flying **** how your day was, I’m not going to ask how your day was.
In fact, I’m not going to ask you anything, because I’ll be busy doing what I want to do instead of having to listen to you talk about something I didn’t ask you about because we’re in a “relationship”, which supposedly comes with all these chores that non-single people have to do.
Also, I enjoy the randomness of life. :) I enjoy NOT knowing what’s about to happen.
Granted, it’s a GREAT thing when you know something’s going to happen for you every single day that you really enjoy, and I lived that way for a few years when I was with my ex. However.. I’m really not the type of person to hang out with a chick I don’t feel like seeing, hearing, messing with, or talking to, just because we told each other we were “dating” or whatever.
I mean, Pepperoni Pizza is fantastic, but do you feel like eating it 3 times a day, 7 days a week? :) No, you do not.
If you’re craving a burger and all you have is pizza, the pizza isn’t going to be as good as if you actually wanted it that day.
Also, I enjoy NOT explaining to anybody where I was, what I was doing, or whom I was doing it with.
So there are lots of positive aspects of being single, for those of us that are single by design.
Pity & Charity
One of the good things about being single is that non-single people are always trying to set you up with a date. :)
One of the bad things about being single is that non-single people are always trying to set you up with a date. :/
The obvious problem is that they never ASK. *YOU*. what kind of chicks you mess with. They just come up with any chick they happen to know that doesn’t have a boyfriend, fiance, or husband, and it’s like “Are you kidding me right now? o_O”
This “let me hook you up” peer pressure is probably greatest on women in their 30’s, who have the famed “biological clock” ticking.
The idea is to introduce them to a guy that wouldn’t mind having one or several kids with her within the next 1-4 years… as if kids don’t cost megabucks.
“Safe Sex Tutorial” -> http://youtu.be/c10iJBI3Qzk
The problem with that is that women are trying to sell out every day.. every hour…
If a guy actually wants to have kids, he can probably meet a gal that’s willing to do that with him faster than he can win an Onkyo stereo receiver on eBay.
On top of that, people don’t just “have kids”, like, the stork doesn’t bring them. The dude has to want to hit it, so she might need to hit the gym for a while before her non-single friends will be able to pawn her off.
To make matters worse, the same people that are looking so sadly and pitifully at single people as if they’re unadopted dogs are the same people that are COMPLAINING about all the responsibilities they have in their lives and how they never get to do what they actually feel like doing.
This is not helping y’all to sell the idea of “relationships” to Free Agents. :)
There are some people that have zero interest whatsoever in having kids.
There are some people that have zero interest whatsoever in spending time with the same person over and over, to the exclusion of other people.
There are some people (yes, including females) that have zero interest in getting married.
There are some people that have zero interest in being weighed down by 30-year mortgages.
Are there some people that feel sad and lonely because they’re single?.. Most definitely… My suggestion is that you *ASK* instead of assuming that the single person you’re pitying wishes they weren’t.
Meanwhile, single people need to stop hating on other single people and help each other out! :D
If you don’t get a date with that person you were interested in but it looks like a friend of yours has a chance, help them out! :D
If you find out about a singles event, let your friends know, instead of sneaking over there by yourself, hoping to have a better chance to get on.
Make up your own singles get-togethers so that people you like can get to meet each other.
Look out for the Singles that aren’t aware that they’re single. :) haha The ones that think they’re in a relationship until they figure out otherwise. They’re going to be in for a rude awakening, so make sure you’re there for them when they need you.
Ladies, when you go out in a group of your single homegirls, DO NOT surround yourselves with other women and guys that aren’t going to date you. Guys are not going to approach some pack of people to try to get the attention of one chick. Go to the bar/club/restaurant together, but then fan out. Get some distance between you. Go hang out by the bar in a group of only 2 or 3. That way, you have a better chance of guys actually speaking to you and potentially asking you out, instead of your going home, eating ice cream and watching Netflix.
When a non-single becomes single again, welcome them back into the fold… Don’t hold their non-single, nose-looking-down, pitying behavior against them so that it prevents you from welcoming them back and helping them out like any regular single person.
Also.. If you end up actually becoming involved in a so-called “relationship”, don’t suddenly think of your situation as better.. It’s just different. :)
Now that you’re a non-single, remember where you came from.
Enjoy the person you’re consistently spending time with, but remember that you were enjoying your life just as much (if not more, depending on the person you got involved with) when you were single, and if it ends, we Free Agents will gladly accept you back. :)
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