Happy National Singles Week! (Aka Unmarried and Single Americans Week). Yes, this actually does exist and no, we're not joking. While most of the year people who fly solo have to deal with annoying couples and friends who are constantly trying to set you up, this week we're celebrating the good life and all it has to offer. Take for example the glories of not having a roommate. No, it's not scary, it's actually pretty awesome, right? We think so. That's why we rounded up the 10 best things about living alone.
Being able to walk around half (or fully) naked.
You never have to label your groceries because all the food is your food.
And therefore, you can eat and drink out of the container and never be judged for doing so.
You never have to hide your good shampoo, conditioner or soap.
Speaking of, you can do whatever you want, for as long as you want, in the bathroom.
You probably get a better night's rest than the rest of the world.
You get to watch whatever you want on television.
You can decorate to your heart's desire.
Instead of cleaning, you can totally just do this.
You never have to deal with a roommate's annoying friend.
Let's hear it for all the single ladies (and fellas!)
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"I think your house is haunted."
Here's what they'll think: Oh, really? I thought those weird noises were just coming from my neighbors' place, but thanks, now I won't be able to sleep for days.
"I think I saw a mouse."
No one wants to hear this because, if it's true, they'll have to deal with these unwanted critters all by themselves and believe us, that's not fun.
"You still have time to find somebody."
Moving out on your own in no way, shape or form indicates that you've given up on love -- so please, don't insinuate that.
"Aren't you afraid someone will break in? [Insert grisly story heard on the news once]"
Sure this thought crosses everyone's mind, even when you're living with a bunch of roommates. But it's particularly nerve-wracking when you're alone because all you'll think about is fending an intruder off -- by yourself.
"Oh, it must be so nice and quiet..."
Here's what they'll think: Oh, it is. In fact it's sometimes so quiet, I have to turn the television up loud so I don't go crazy.
"Don't you get lonely?"
Their thoughts: Not any more lonely than when I had roommates who I never saw because of our conflicting schedules.
"This might be a good time to stop watching Law & Order SVU."
Yes, this show is all about murders and other horrible crimes but luckily, most people have a decent grip on reality and understand that this is just a television show.
"Are You Afraid Your Cat Will Smother You?"
No -- just no.