Say it loud: I’m single and I’m proud!
People don’t usually see being single as some type of accomplishment. It’s usually just the circumstances of timing and preference. Although, the longer you’re single, the better you get at it. You can even get so successful at being single that you can’t picture yourself getting back into a relationship, even if you really want to be in one. Being a professional single lady can have its perks, but there comes a time when you’re so good at it that it will hurt your chances at ever finding love. Read the signs then take the quiz to see if you’re too good at being single!
1. YOUR IDEAL DATE NIGHT IS BETWEEN YOU AND A BOTTLE OF WINE
The idea of actually getting all done up to spend $13 each on drinks at some club makes you grateful for your jammies and cheap wine.
2. YOU SLEEP NEXT TO A PILE OF CLOTHES, SNACKS, AND BOOKS
When you aren’t sleeping in the middle of the bed (one of the best perks of being single!), you’re sharing it with a huge pile of stuff. No point in cleaning up when you’re the only one that ever sees it!
Remember this, it’ll be on the quiz at the end!
3. YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND SOMETHING WRONG WITH EVERY GUY YOU GO ON A DATE WITH
Even if they seem great, there’s always a deal breaker lurking in the back of your mind. No one is saying you should settle, but if you’re looking for perfection, you’re pretty much sealing your fate as a lifelong single.
You’ll pass the quiz with flying colors if you don’t do this!
4. ALL YOUR FRIENDS COME TO YOUR FOR SINGLE-GIRL ADVICE
Whenever a friend goes through a breakup, they turn to you for reassurance that being single isn’t the end of the world. Of course you take this as a compliment. But it’s a sure thing that your friends consider you “the single one.”
5. YOUR STANDARDS ARE IMPOSSIBLY HIGH
Even if you have the opportunity to go on dates all the time, you eliminate most of them from the running before you even meet them. And for any number of reasons. You’re looking for a guy with the job, the lifestyle, and the look, and you never stoop to dating what you think is below you.
6. YOU HAVE THE PERFECT RESPONSE FOR ANYONE WHO ASKS WHY YOU’RE STILL SINGLE
You’ve had too much practice answering this question so you’ve drafted a tailored response for anyone who might ask it. But anyone who knows you well has long since given up questioning your single status. At this point, it’s just who you are and you have no worries about it.
Take the quiz at the end to see if this is you.
7. YOU DON’T EVEN REALIZE WHEN YOU’RE THE THIRD WHEEL
Since almost all of your friends are in relationships, if you want to hang out with them you have to be okay with being the third wheel. It’s gotten to the point where you don’t even notice you’re hanging out with a bunch of couples. But this can be bad for actually finding other single people to date.
8. YOU DON’T NOTICE WHEN A GUY IS FLIRTING WITH YOU
You’re super out of practice at reading the signs that a guy is flirting with you. You wouldn’t recognize it as flirting unless he showed up wearing a nice button down, holding a bouquet of flowers.
This one is definitely on the quiz!
9. YOU SABOTAGE RELATIONSHIPS
As soon as you realize the guy you’re seeing is pushing for an exclusive relationship, you start to pull away. It’s not because you don’t like him, but because being single is all you know, and you don’t want to jeopardize your personal freedom.
10. YOU’RE SET IN YOUR SINGLE PERSON WAYS
You love sleeping alone a little too much, and you cook just enough for dinner so you have leftovers for the next day. Making tiny adjustments to your routine to accommodate a relationship doesn’t come naturally, and you end up feeling like you’re losing more than you’re gaining when you start to get serious with someone.