Thursday, November 14, 2013

isn't it FUN to be alone?

In case you missed the comments exchange in our Dry Spells entry from yesterday, we're awarding it its very own post.  It all started when Film Girl commented that during her dating dry spells, she would try to convince herself that it was fun to be alone. Anonymous took this one step further by compiling the list "Things I Can Do At Home, Because I am Alone and Don't Have a Boyfriend." It's pretty brilliant which is why I'm re-posting it for all to see.  Thanks Anonymous! 
#1 Slather my hands, face, & feet with argan oil before going to bed. I am a slippery but moisturized mess.

#2 Eat an avocado/bacon/grapefruit/cereal for dinner...if I had a man most likely would be cooking for him, unless he was a chef then he cooks for me.

#3 Leave my hair in the shower...and in the drain, long hair don't care!

#4 And while I'm at it, leave my makeup, hair products, etc. out on the bathroom counter along with the hairdryer.

#5 Not clean the apartment, because let's face it...no one is coming over and the dog does not judge.

#6 Wear ex-'s shirt to bed three nights in a row.

#7 Play my John Mayer station on Pandora loudly while I am cooking.

#8 Leave my trash on the balcony...because I am too lazy to walk it to the dumpster.

#9 Sit around the house with no bra on...I'm lucky to have underwear on at this point.

#10 Not shower or shave down there.

#11 Watch 3 hours of my DVR shows and not move from the couch.

Anonymous is pretty spot on with all of this.  When you're living with a sig other, you can only enjoy these moments when they're out of town.  I'm sure men have their own lists and they consist of mostly watching porn and masturbating on their own time.   I used to love doing my hair removal regiments without living in fear that my significant other would walk in on me in the bathroom.  Oh, and going to the bathroom without worrying someone can hear you or walk in there right after you've used it?  Priceless.  It's also inevitable that once you start living with someone, you'll start doing their laundry.  They'll do yours sometimes too, but you'll do it more.

What are some other silver linings to the dating dry spell?  Comment below! 

9 comments:

  1. That was awesome! Thank you for posting my list, it made my day. Much love! :)

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  2. my pleasure! thanks for the material!

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  3. This is funny. I went from living at home to moving in with my now husband. I know it must have been awkward at first living together but I still do #3, #4, #7 but not John Mayer, #9 because he likes it that way, #10 not shaving down there for weeks at a time, and #11 we do together! Yay! Good hubby I found.
    -Stacy

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    1. maybe that's the secret to true love? Being comfortable enough to do those things around someone else?

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    2. I think so, but then also finding a balance so you don't become just roomies. Got to keep the passion alive!
      -Stacy

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  4. my favorite was going to restaurants or movies alone and being like "look how independent i am! i can eat alone, with a book! i dont need anyone!"

    sigh

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    1. I still totally do that! it's very important to try to maintain your alone time even in a relationship. I figure once i have kids, there will be no alone time so I try to take advantage now.

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  5. Here's the thing re being alone: We all need to be prepared for that possibility. As you know, breakups happen, death occurs, people disappear. You could be in the best relationship one day and have it be done the next. So you should always be prepared and always make sure that you'll be ok if it happens. Counting on someone else for your true happiness is potentially disastrous. Also, even if you are not in a romantic relationship, others likely exist in your life. Perhaps we should ban the term "alone" as a description of one who is single. It isn't quite accurate.

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