12 July 2016

Being the Single Friend

I am currently at a point in my life where a lot of my friends are happily in relationships and I am still loving the single life. And that is totally okay, it's better to be in a relationship that you want to be in rather than one that isn't actually going to go anywhere.

Although the single life is great, and believe me it's totally fine, I can't help but notice a lot of things happening to me due to the fact that I am one of the only single people in my circle of friends. So, I'm going to dedicate this blog post to all of the thing's I've noticed, and been feeling, as the only single friend in the friendship group.

○ Your friends think it's necessary to set you up with all of their single friends
Even though you've made it 100% clear that you're completely happy being single, they set you up on the most awkward dates with the weirdest people. They only want to get you guys together so you can go on double dates. 

You're the Agony Aunt
You've been single for ages, but your friends still come to you with all of their relationship problems. 9 times out of 10, you'll find yourself analysing text messages and solving arguments that have nothing to do with you. 

You are the third person in the relationship
Leading on nicely from the last point; you know everything that goes on in their relationship, you may aswell be a part of it. Every time you see your friend, you get more information on their relationship than is necessary. You pretty much know everything about them, and you've only met them once.

 You are the shoulder to cry on
When the relationship goes completely wrong, you'll be there with wine, pizza and chick-flicks to make things better. If there's one thing you're good at, it's proving that the single life is the best life and a woman doesn't need a man to make her happy, unless it's Zac Efron of course.

 Cringing at Relationship posts
Scrolling through facebook and seeing the gorgeous gifts they've bought each other and cringey status' about how they're so in love and how they're going to be together forever make you completely cringe. You'd much rather sit there with your wine thank you very much. 

Getting frustrated when you've made plans and they bring their partner
This was clearly a girls night so why have they bought their partner along with them. They weren't invited and now you're going to spend the night third wheeling. You just wanted a night with you bestie goddammit. 

That feeling of dread when another friend gets into a relationship
The single crew is getting smaller and smaller; you're running out of people to go out and get drunk with. This means more dating apps being randomly downloaded on your phone and more awkward dates with your friend's' friends.

Your friends become boring and mature in relationships
Instead of going to a party and getting drunk, they want to spend their nights quiet and with their partner. What happened to being able to go out and dance until 5am or sit in and cry over Titanic with a pizza?

Not knowing where to look when you're third wheeling and they pack on the P.D.A
There is nothing more awkward in a single person's life than being in this situation. You just feel completely ridiculous; if it wasn't clear that you were third wheeling before then it's definitely clear now. 

Being prepared for plans to get cancelled so they can hang out with their boyfriend
Because sometimes friendship doesn't seem to matter when a relationship is involved. It makes some single friends feel sad and like they've lost their friends.

Those are just 10 of the many things I feel and think as the single friend in my friendship group. If you're the single friend, then leave me a comment if you can relate too this list, and also if you have other things you want to add!

Lots of Love,

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