a reply to: MimiSia
Interesting thread and I respond following your gracious invitation during our interaction elsewhere on the forums.
"Rant for singles" I have no rant, I just love being single.
I've been married once, my son from that marriage is a successful well balanced young adult who has the support and love of myself and my ex wife who
is still my most trusted friend since we split when he was aged two. I've also been in a couple of deep relationships since then, even raised another
mans child for 7 years after going through a pregnancy with a girl and not knowing if the child was mine until the DNA test after birth.
The grass is never any greener on the other side though, it's just the flowers are in different places!
I love being able to go home and not listen to anyone moaning that I'm late or whatever.
I love being out with mates and not having to be responding to texts every 10 minutes, just enjoying the night.
I love sleeping in the star shape with nobody stealing the sheets.
I love being able to choose to disappear on a whim and all I need to say is "Son, look after my house and the cat".
I love leaving my work clothes on the floor outside the bathroom with nobody moaning at me.
I love stumbling home off my head and not having to explain myself to anyone.
I love being able to decide that I spend my weeks earnings on a crazy festival weekend without anyone giving me a hard time because a new sofa is
needed for the living room.
I love the money I save not having to go out for meals when a
bag of chips and battered sausage
will do the job for me.
Yep, I love being single.
I am not saying that I am closed to the idea of being in a relationship but for the last few years I have not bumped into anyone who has made me go
"Wow, I want to be with them" so I am not chasing folk who don't meet my "Wow" standards.
I choose sexual partners in a different checklist than I do relationship partners and I am happy with that one night stand or 'friends with benefits'
situation, so I struggle to see what I'm missing in single life.
Ah, just thought of one, squeezing the odd blackhead on the back of my manual worker neck where I can't reach, every girlfriend I've had has loved
doing that, but that is not enough of a reason to drive me towards chasing any old relationship.
Some folk obviously need to be with someone, I don't.