The Anti-Listicle

Sometimes the topics that are “assigned” for the Listicles (or any of the other link parties I participate in) are biased against those of us that aren’t parents, aren’t married, aren’t Stepford wives, etc.  This week’s Listicle is one of those topics–10 ways my partner’s awesome.  Well, I’m not married, not dating (though I think I might be ready to start again), not in a business relationship that can be termed a partnership, and so therefore I’m struggling with the topic.  So instead, I think I’m going to share how I’ve found:

10 Reasons Being Alone Is Awesome:

Disclaimer: many of these that seem snarky and bitter are laughingly related to the time when I *was* in the committed relationship.  You know–the one where I should have BEEN committed for thinking it would work out?

  1. Shaving your legs is something you only have to do when you go to see the gynecologist or wear a bathing suit.  So therefore only once or twice a year.
  2. Exclusive control of the remote, and endless movie marathons on Lifetime or Oxygen.  Or, when you’ve seen all of those a thousand times, you can watch Burlesque again without any guilt when you fawn over Cam Gigandet’s abs.
  3. The dog doesn’t know how to hog the blankets (though he does take up a lot of bed space now that he’s learned how to jump on the bed).
  4. More closet space.
  5. You can have Cherry Garcia for dinner and not feel like you’re failing to provide nutritional meals for the family.
  6. You don’t have to share the bathroom.  You can leave your magazine open to the page you were on, the toilet paper always rolls the “right” way, and you don’t have to worry about hiding the tampons.
  7. The dog makes a great screening panel for all your dates, and if the dog doesn’t approve then you know it won’t work.
  8. You don’t have to worry about turning on the computer and being bombed with ads from whatever XXX website they accessed when you were at work.
  9. You’re always up for girls night, be it dinner and game night, 80s movie night, or just hanging out to give your friends a chance to get away from their families for a few hours.
  10. You know that you’re not set in your ways, you just have had a lifetime of figuring out what you will settle for and what you demand as a necessity.

See you next week!