To be or not to be in a relationship is the ultimate million-dollar question. Being single and in a relationship both have their own pros and cons. And it’s difficult to decide which one’s better. But here’s looking at the simple things in life that differ in both situations. Find out the difference in being Single v/s in a Relationship.
Single v/s in a Relationship
When you’re single, you go out on a lot of dates. Whether you’re looking for something serious or not, casual dates are a hit with single people. Also, there’s not much pressure to impress the person you’re going to be seeing. Blind dates are a possibility and some dates may even get wild. So, there’s always the anticipation and the nervous excitement about dates when you’re single because you never know when you’ll just hit it off with someone.
When you’re already in a relationship, you’ve had enough amazing dates. Right now, you’re in a place where dates are just excuses to hang out together. So, you really don’t mind even getting into the most comfortable pair of jammies and cuddling together while watching a movie. These kind of movie nights with loads of popcorns are enough to be qualified as dates. They aren’t any less romantic ‘cause you two are together.
While most people might believe the opposite, the truth is when you’re single and want to be so, you don’t care too much about the way you look. All you want is to look decent and presentable, but not too fancy. You like to wear things you’re comfortable in because you are your first priority. You don’t want to put in extra efforts unless it’s absolutely necessary.
When you’re in a relationship, you want your partner’s attention all the time. You dress mostly for each other. So that you look good in each other’s arms. You also improve each other’s tastes in clothes and stuff thus, enhancing your looks. You will go the length to just get that wide-eyed stare or that “WOW!” from your partner.
When you’re single, friends are always your first priority. Whether it’s the late night parties or the casual coffee hang-outs, you’re always ready to chill with your friends. You have a group that you’re with all the time. You have loads of trips, adventures and fun with this little group of yours.
When in a relationship, most of your free time goes to spending with your partner. Eventually, hanging out with your friend’s group reduces. This may make you feel bad at first but soon you’ll realize that your priorities may have changed a bit. You may need to convince your friends of the same. Even though you’ll still remain thick, you may not chill with them as much as you used to before.
If you’re single, you tend to be flirt-ier. Whether it’s at a party or over texts, you make the best of out of every opportunity to flirt. Also, the late night conversations are at a peak, especially if you’re into someone and looking for a casual flirtation-ship. Sometimes, things may even get all steamy. Also, there’s no limit to the people you can flirt with if it is casual and harmless flirting.
If your partner is away from you, there are probably more phone calls than texts. Flirting with your partner is reduced because you’re mostly together. Although things can get spicy at times, the texts and late night conversations are limited as you both have lives of your own and don’t want to invade each other’s lives all the time.
Sure, your parents and your friends do love you. They may even be there for you at every beck and call. But, you don’t have someone when you’re needy and are craving for attention. You don’t have someone you can express your love to. When you’re single, you don’t have someone who makes you their first priority.
Even when you’re in a relationship, you cannot always be needy. But when you are, there’s always your partner to comfort you. When you want love and attention, your partner will give you that. You can express your love and feelings to this person. You’re their first priority and that makes you feel really special.
While being single has its own perks, so does being in a relationship. One can’t decide which one’s better. Probably, a taste of both would let us know. But, ultimately every person craves for the other. Single people crave for relationships while couples want to be single again. It’s all just a classic case of the grass appearing greener on the other side. But, no matter what you choose, make sure you’re happy. Because being happy the way you are is the most important thing.