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Relationship Protocol: Do You Miss the Excitement of Being Single?

There's a common misconception about couples: once they've settled into their relationship, they become boring. While it's true that some couples prefer to stay in over going out, that doesn't automatically put them in the dull department; staying home can be fun, too! Of course things do change once you're off the market — painting the town red doesn't seem like such an urgency — but do you ever miss the excitement of being single? I hear couples tell their friends that they are living vicariously through them when hearing about their dating escapades, so tell me honestly, do you ever wish you were single again? Or are you perfectly happy and content having a significant other, regardless of whether you're considered a bit more boring than you used to be?


Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
i dont miss it
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that i'm pretty happy being in my relationship since i have to say that it's not really my style to have to get all dolled up and look like a knock out to find someone to talk to at a bar. i'm also not into the whole spending money to find my mate type thing, so i'm content with my fiance.
mrsjeter mrsjeter 9 years
I had a horrible relationship for years and when it ended I re-learned how to enjoy the single life. I am in a wonderful relationship now. I don't miss being single. We have an understanding that he can go with his friends, I can go with mine, we can go with each other and which ever sets of friends or we can stay at home together and it is all wonderful. It's not what you do- it's who you are with. Single or in a relationship- make it the best time of your life ALL THE TIME!!!!
stumbler02 stumbler02 9 years
I do miss being single, quite a bit. Who doesn't enjoy the thrill of the pursuit? It's flattering and fun. But I love my relationship 10 times more. It's so worth it :)
gingirl gingirl 9 years
I don't miss it at all, I'm so much happier now than I was. I was never really into going out and getting drunk with my girls. I always liked hanging out at home, and just being in a chill atmosphere. And my b/f is right in that mindset as well. We do go out with our friends fairly often, so I guess we're trying to get the best of both worlds. But I definitely prefer reading a book while he plays video games (just like allourregrets, lol), or watching movies and cuddling. I just feel more centered now than I did when I was single.
havok636 havok636 9 years
i actually think being in a relationship is more exciting
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 9 years
I miss being single, as much as I love my boyfriend after 4 years I'm a little bored but I would never trade him for being single.
CYL CYL 9 years
oops sorry wrong article!
CYL CYL 9 years
For the no sex before marriage gurls. I am just curious..does that mean NOTHING before marriage or just penis/vaginal penetration? Just wondering..don't have to answer if you don't want to. I understan its something quite personal. For me sex is such a large part of the relationship I always want to make sure we click on that level before committing to someone for life. But I understand there are other schools of thoughts on this.
melizzle melizzle 9 years
I miss being able to do whatever, whenever, without taking my partner's feelings into account.
elmer7887 elmer7887 9 years
I don't think my relationship has an effect on my social. I am a college student and still go out all the time, sometimes with my man, sometimes not. It's still fun either way!
CYL CYL 9 years
Once in a while I miss that feeling of not knowing what's going happen at hte end of the night..if you'll meet someone and go off on an adventure...but then I think about all the snuggle hours with my bf infront of our 52 inch Plasma watching Discovery HD or National Geogaphic HD and I am
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 9 years
personally, I hate the whole dating/bar scene. I hate being out with my friends and having guys constantly hitting on us. (not to sound conceited, I think it happens to most of us!) Dont get me wrong, I love to go out on the town and have a good time, My BF and I go out together alot. He comes out with me and my friends and I tag along with him and his friends sometimes. I much prefer it that way, I even prefer laying in bed reading a book and watching him play his video games to being in a room full of drunken horny guys! Even if everyone else thinks thats boring.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 9 years
I really thought I would, but I have most of the things in my relationship I had when I was single. Most importantly, my fiance is respectful of my independence and my need for alone-time. He understands that there is just no way my life can be centered on our relationship at all times, and he prefers it that way. However, I like the reliability of knowing he's always going to be there, that he is understanding of my lifestyle and its demands, and that he loves me in spite of all that.
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
YES, my last relationship was so boring, but I think we were really bored by each other. IMO if you're bored in a relationship and missing the excitement of being single, something serious is wrong...
anna_muffin anna_muffin 9 years
I miss the freedom to do decisions on the spot without having to think about how it's going to influence your SO.
LuvLeoDiCaprio LuvLeoDiCaprio 9 years
I do miss occasionally
vmruby vmruby 9 years
I had great times when I was single and I wouldn't change any of it but being married is what I've always wanted and what I've always been the happiest with.....
Mesayme Mesayme 9 years
I sure as heck am ready to miss it :ROTFL: And I ask all of you ladies to drop off your tips on my blog I just posted... help a 'Sugar out! :)
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
No but I do miss the excitement of a new relationship.
brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 9 years
Nope. I wasn't big on going out even when I was single. I like getting dressed up every now and then, but dating was never my thing. I'd rather spend my time at home with my husband than in some bar downtown. I also enjoy his company and find him infinitely more interesting than the people I'd typically meet at those kinds of places.
356UIK 356UIK 9 years
The fun thing I think about being single is that you never really know where your day or your future is going. its kinda of exciting to not know that it could be anything. Like a little present or a surprise ;) I kinda hate the boredom of knowing exactly whats going on and where my future is when I'm with a dude.
Nina_79 Nina_79 9 years
No, i had that time now I'm very happy with my husband. But I think it was important I had time being single and I (mostly) enjoyed that time.
Lele777 Lele777 9 years
NO I don't miss it. I was single for 4 and 1/2 years straight by choice and am ready for a real relationship because I got the single party girl out of my system!
laluna27 laluna27 9 years
I totally agree sugaNspice24
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