Single is the dreaded word among most in Galway, but being single isn’t as bad as you may think. It does have its advantages.
As we all know, relationships are synonymous with compromise. There’s always a sacrifice to be made so that the relationship stays strong; the only thing is that the majority of the time it’s us men who are making those sacrifices.
While in the past she may have claimed the TV remote to watch that episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians for the sixth time or the dreaded Downton Abbey box set, but all of that is about to change.
Now that you’re single you are the one who is in control; it’s now time for you to reclaim that remote and savour the moment. Take this time to watch as many episodes of Top Gear as is humanly possible, safe in the knowledge that you will never have to see the face of Kim Kardashian ever again.
Another big advantage of being single is, of course, the size of your wallet. Have you ever noticed that when you’re single that the amount of disposable income you have to play around with has nearly doubled?
Of course having a bit more cash also has some downsides – you suddenly become the man who your friends and everybody else loves. The only problem is that they don’t love you for your brilliant sense of humour or great personality, no, they love you because you’re splashing all that cash and buying them all gallons of drink in the King’s Head!
However, the best thing about being single is that you’re free to chat up as many women as you can possible handle (well, as many women as will actually chat back to you).
You can be happy safe in knowledge that it’s totally acceptable for you to chat up that outrageous blonde standing before you without that voice in your head asking, ‘What about Mary?’
So as you can see, the single life can also be known as the good life. Being single means that you don’t have to answer to anybody. Enjoy not having to report back every ten minutes, giving your GPS coordinates to the woman in your life. Most of all being single allows you time to revaluate, take stock, and look at the good things in your life. To quote Walt Whitman, “I celebrate myself, and sing myself.”
Being single isn’t a bad thing…besides, there’s plenty of time to settle down!