I’m single, and I’m more than okay with that.
When I’m watching my good friend prepare for her wedding (and I’m about as close to walking down the aisle as I am to becoming an astronaut), I’m still okay with that.
When I’m seeing my two old flatmates get engaged and save for their dream holiday together (and I’m loosing sleep trying to figure out whether to agree to a breakfast date – breakfast??), I’m still more than okay with that.
Why? Because I am wearing comfy underwear (comfy = granny panties), I ate an entire pizza to myself last night, and I can go two weeks without shaving my legs.
(Really, I have no idea why I’m single.)
While I enjoy celebrating my friend’s successes in love and life, I also take time to rejoice in the small liberties of singledom.
Between attending engagement parties, hearing about date nights, and sticking wedding invitations on the fridge, it’s important to remember that being single can be one of the most liberating, enjoyable and possibly hairy (note to self: need to buy a razor) times of your life.
Dress like a ‘so-what-I’m-single?’ boss lady.
I have a pair of brightly-coloured and stripy thermal pants (I’m a catch, clearly).
Everyone who’s ever seen these pants (the lucky few include my close family and unfortunate friends and flatmates) say they are outrageously appalling.
But I’m single, I don’t have to impress anyone, and sometimes (when I’m feeling extra single-and-crazy) I wear these pants with a multicoloured zebra top and hot-pink, leopard-print Ugg boots and I will go to the grocery market.
No one is embarrassed to walk with me, because no one is with me. And I don’t care who judges me as I buy buckets of ice cream when I’m in Woolworths in my crayon-coloured thermal pants, because that exact scenario is my prerogative as a single lady.
When I find true love, I’m hope my unfailing fashion sense will be accepted. But I feel like there’s a lot of dressing-up-for-dates, keeping-the-uggs-hidden before that happens. If you haven’t noticed, I’m just not in the mood.
Never change your clothes for a man (possibly one of the myriad reasons I am single) – Sara, 23.
I like being able to run naked from the shower to your bedroom to get dressed without it being mis-construed as foreplay – Tess, 37.
I really love wearing lipstick, and I wonder if I would be able to do so as often as I do in a relationship. Because it’s not exactly kiss-friendly – Jane, 23.
Comfy undies *read granny panties* all the time – Kim, 26.
Not having to shave/wax parts of my body regularly. Like I still do them when I have to but I can comfortably go a few weeks and I’m sweet – Lauren, 24.