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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Being single really sucks!

Oh I can hear the thoughts now, the compassion- cheer up Bobby, you'll find someone one day. There's someone out there just right for you. Everyone has a soul-mate Bobby, even you. Well thank you for the kind words and encouragement, but I had something different in mind when I said, "Being single really sucks!"

Being single really sucks, at least sometimes, because of the things singles have to deal with. Let me give you a few examples:

When you are perfectly content to be single, yet have everyone under the sun wondering why?

You tell people that you choose to be single and they wonder why. Is something wrong with you?

Singles don't get the same benefits, as say married couples ie: tax breaks.

Single people seem to loose life long friendships because, well, we may not fit in to our friends married lifestyle anymore like we use to.

The list goes on and on, but as I'm more of a relationship blogger (yeah, I know, being single is a relationship-with oneself), I'll steer you good folks to a few fantastic blogs that deal with this age old (problem?) of being single in a world full of couples.

Singletude is actually the singles blog that got me thinking about the world singles have to live in.

Onely don't you just love the name? This blog has two ladies that tag team the issues of being single.

Singlewomanrule is a collective of woman joining together to deal with issues that affect single woman.

Singlutionary is run by a lady with some very interesting, and humorous, perspectives on singles.

There are more links to some other good single blogs and sites on my side bar (go give a peek).

p.s. the McLinky you see here is a way for like minded bloggers to link together. I think it's a great idea :)

MckLinky Blog Hop


  1. Hi old pal :)

    I thought I'd let you know

    http://www.icepop.com is now an article site for all things relationship and we are looking for some relationship columnists.

    You can see full details on the site (write for icepop etc).

    I'd love to see you there on front page!!

    Content doesn't need to be exclusive but it does need to be yours. So you could if you want copy some of your own blog posts to the site and gain some exposure that way. The site usually generates a few hundred readers per article.

    Check it out. I love your writings and would love you to be one of our regulars.


  2. Hi Leah, I'll certainly check it out, thanks :)

  3. Hey Bobby.

    I don't know why people think that everyone should want to be married. It does seem to be one of those strange prejudices.

    I have a friend who has been married 4 times and is now in the process of divorcing for the 4th time. It drives our one single friend crazy that everyone asks her why she doesn't want to be married yet no one asks our other friend why she feels the need to always be married.

    I've been married a long time now, but I was one of the last to marry out of my original group of friends. I still remember being hounded by everyone and how rude everyone was when asking if marriage was in my plans because it is a very personal question to ask someone.

  4. This list is so spot-on! Thanks for this reminder about how deeply embedded singlism is in our culture. I'm sure you've opened some eyes on this issue!

  5. Thanks for the shout out, Bobby = ) I went to "What do singles know about marriage" and it looks so interesting I only read the first paragraph--because I have to go get my cereal and settle down to REALLY digest it. The article, not the cereal.


  6. Tina, you give a great example of why I find it so strange that people feel everyone must be married. Imagine that, a person could be divorced a number of times, yet the focus will be on the happy single person? Great point!

    Elsie, I hope it may help to open some eyes-even a little.

    CC, yes, I knew you meant the article :) and you're most welcome!

  7. Sometimes, I think that too, but great points here!

  8. Just wanted to check in and say hi. I hope you are doing okay!


Thanks so much for your comment and input! :)

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