you know how couples seem to be everywhere these days? doing all sorts of “coupley” things? well, it doesn’t bother me. seriously… i don’t begrudge you for having found someone you want to spend that much time with and share that much of your youness with. i suppose if the perfect man ever fell out of the sky and directly in front of my face, i’d be all for the couples stuff too.
i’m in my late twenties and i’m single, add to that, i’ve never been in a long-term committed relationship. i really enjoy being single. i love that i am responsible to no one but my dog, that i can plan my career and life moves without considering someone else. it sounds selfish. hell, it is selfish i suppose, and maybe had i ever had that kind of spark with someone i would be singing a whole different tune. as it is though, i know exactly who i am without having to define that through other parameters. all my single ladies enjoy the single life. use it to find out who you really are, what you really want, and what you want to make your life into. know that should the right person never come your way, you will be ok.
that being said. there are some minor inconveniences to being single and in your late twenties. for certain events (not all… it depends on the event type and attendees) it’s hard to go alone to everything. speaking from a practical view and a whimsical one. on the practical side, it’d be cheaper if there was someone to split presents/cab rides/etc. with. from the whimsical side? especially with weddings, it’d be nice to have a dance partner. and someone who you know is in it for the long haul with you should the event turn out to be awkward or something (i suppose that’s whimsical and practical). i’ve never been someone who just brings “dates.” it’s just too much work to bring someone no one knows and have to explain all night who this person is. then if you bring a friend, again… you constantly have to explain yourself. so, it’s just easier to go alone.
anyhoo. what i’m saying is, the single world is not a barren land of waiting-to-be swept away, it’s not a death sentence. it’s a great place to do some soul-searching. if your single, stop looking. you’ll be amazed at what you find.