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Dear Poll: Do You Like Being Single?

There was a time when negative connotations surrounded being single, but today with movies like Sex and the City booming at the box office, it's clear that there's a new image of the single woman. A woman who can take on the world, man or not. While it's promising to see that being single is finally being acknowledged as a choice, it's true that we still live in a society that values partnership. The looming pressure of finding a partner can negate the joys of being totally solo. So for those of you who are currently single (or once were!), I want to know how you fare in this complicated world, so tell me, do you truly enjoy being single?

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calli-gurl calli-gurl 8 years
i dont date. but yeah, being single is great. but i love being in a committed relationship. ive never dated for fun and i dont even intend to increase the number of bfs i took. i took 2 and im currently with my second. but two is a big number for me. i wanted to be with one person only. but sigh :(
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i'm not single anymore - but i can honestly say that there were times that i really LOVED being single and being able to do my own thing and not have to answer to someone else. i think that there's always a part of us that wants what others have and for single people, it's being in a relationship and for marrieds it's being single.
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
Leene! lol, I want a part time bf too! perfect! lol lol! :D couture chick I totally agree!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I love being married. I married the first guy I dated so I never really had a chance to know what being single was like.
couture-chick couture-chick 9 years
I really do love being single...and I have a reputation among my friends as a commitmentphobe and a maneater because of my single ways ;) It's not that I don't want to eventually settle down, but I just think I'm superawesome and someone's got to be as awesome as me or better to be with me, haha! I really love myself and life right now...and being in a relationship sometimes comes with annoyances - having to call him to talk and check in, having to play nice with his jerky friends, having to deal with his jealous girl friends - that I don't want to deal with right now.
AutumnM AutumnM 9 years
no! you don't get to ever have sex! on the other hand, you have a lot more worries...
partysugar partysugar 9 years
I love being single!
Leene Leene 9 years
Could I please get a part-time boyfriend?
smp7328 smp7328 9 years
I've never been in a real relationship before so i HATE being single. it sucks!
Fallen85 Fallen85 9 years
I miss being single sometimes but I would never trade my boyfriend in for the single life ever again!
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
I love being single ... but I hate how other people in my family make me feel about being single.
skigurl skigurl 9 years
i like it, but also like the security of knowing i have a partner in crime
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
...as an afterthought of my comment i realized that obviously i got tamed but obviously that changed when i fell for my husband but haha... the months and years leading up to that i never felt that 'omg i need to be in a relationship' pang
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
i said other cause im not single but i felt the need to comment that when i was single i used to love it cause i used to never have to feel like i had to answer to anyone-- and all the relationships i had been in before my husband had been failures so i was like meh im too young i just need to go out and have fun. and i def did.
sw33tlovin sw33tlovin 9 years
looseseal, i've met many guys like that. it's a sad thing. many guys can't comprehend feminism, while i on the other hand can't understand how a woman wouldn't be a feminist.
sw33tlovin sw33tlovin 9 years
i think there are pros and cons to it, but most of the time i love it. i love being able to do what i want without having to tell someone where i'm going, who i'm going there with, etc. i love not having arguments, going on dates with different people, and just learning more about myself. i think the worst part, though, about being single is when one of your friends is in a new relationship and completely falls off the face of the planet. i don't want to be biased, but i just don't understand. i've been in relationships where we balanced our time, but so many people i know forget to have their own lives along with being in a relationship.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
The only thing that sucks about being single is dealing with busybody old fogies who get all "You're not with someone? OMG there is something seriously wrong with you." These attitudes are thankfully starting to die off with the old fogies, but then there are the new fogies, mainly comprised of hard up males who would like to get a piece of anything with boobs, and are upset to find that women are allowed to have standards now. I can see the problem with "exacting standards", regardless of gender, if we're talking about people who don't improve themselves yet have a laundry list of incredible attributes that they want their potential partners to have. But these guys that I'm talking about are constantly trying to belittle women for being highly educated and gainfully employed. And oh, god forbid you're a highly educated woman in a position of power at your job. As far as these cretins are concerned, that'd make you completely undesirable and therefore a total failure as a woman. Seriously, one time all I said was that my ideal for a relationship would be being equals with someone, and this guy suddenly got all huffy about how I'm "asking for the impossible", and how I'm gonna "need a boyfriend who is better than me in every way but can pretend to be stupid", and how it's much more reasonable when women just want rich husbands. WTF. Damn, I'm so glad it's the 21st century and most women no longer have to marry douchebags like these in order to survive.
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
I definitely enjoy it!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I hate being single. Especially when half of your friends are in relationships and are with their boyfriends 24/7, then my friends that ARE single don't live close to me anymore.
Yen2002 Yen2002 9 years
Both statuses have their advantages and disadvantages. Trick is to be happy with whatever you got NOW ya kno
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
....Just to make sure that was clear....I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! LOL! :D
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
I LOVE IT RIGHT NOW!!! LOL! :) I do look forward to settling down with someone eventually, but they are going to have to be amazing, lol lol! Because right now, I am loving my friends and my life and the weather in particular (lol :-P) and flirting with people with no intentions!! It's not stressful that way!!! It's just fun and relaxing and I don't have to worry about anything but making new friends and being happy!! :D When I just got out of my last relationship I thought I was ready to jump into dating again, but now I'm kind of realizing I'm not really ready. I'm not very interested in searching out someone to be with in a serious relationship. I like me the way I am right now. I'm truly loving being me!!! And I never really appreciated that until now, b/c I was never in a relationship that took that away before. But I have been now, so now I appreciate "me" more than ever. YEAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Melo-D Melo-D 9 years
I'm just fine in my singleness. Yes, I look forward to settling down but all in due time. I am not rushing it. I learned a lot from my past relationships. Now, I'm just being me.
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
I love and value my time alone, doing what I want and with my girlfriends - I neglect that when I'm in a relationship. But I'm looking forward to settling down and maintaining my own life a little better next time.
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