First of all, you can’t help but see happy couples all around you! I mean, why does that even happen? Not being in a meaningful relationship is a blow in itself, why does the universe have to add chilli to this existing wound? And it’s not just that, there are so many other things that you just end up doing when you are hopelessly single. While your acquaintances are celebrating one year and two year anniversaries of their relationships, you are just sulking in your bean bag and cursing Instagram. The good news though, is that you may be single but you are not alone.
There are many others who end up doing exactly these things when they have not been in a relationship for too long-
Professional Third Wheeling
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You are not just third wheeling; you are third wheeling like a boss. You have become a pro by now. People around you are in relationships, so there’s no way of avoiding it. If your friend has a partner, you will find yourself hanging out with the couple, whether you want it or not. It will happen. It just will! And just like that, with enough practice, you will become a professional at it.
The Devastating Dates
You have not been in a relationship for quite a while but you have been in the dating pool of course, more desperate than ever. You will find yourself lowering your standards and swiping aimlessly with desperate hopes of finding someone worth your time. But guess what? You never will, which brings me to the devastating dates! Oh you are going to have plenty of these.
Random Crying Spells
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Ugh. Yeah. I know. I know. It’s okay! Really, it is! Nothing to be embarrassed about! Sometimes after a long, tiring, and horrible day, all you’d want to do is CRY. And before you even know it, random crying spells become a new normal for you. But hey, it is okay to cry. It’s good that you are letting out your emotions. But whenever you feel like it, just talk to someone! It’s not so difficult to find a considerate pair of ears, is it?
Netflix And Chill – Where Chill Always Means Alcohol
You will end up in one very strong relationship during this phase. Believe it or not, it’s going to be a threesome. Oh yeah! You, TV shows, and Alcohol. The only relationship you will care about and have more than enough time for. You anyway don’t have anywhere (or anyone) to go out, so Netflix it is! You will find yourself binge watching shows like it was some kind of Olympic marathon. And Alcohol of course! If nothing else, alcohol makes you forget everything. Everything that makes you sad!
Um what do I say? This too shall pass 😉