13 Things You Should Know Before Dating A Seasoned Singleton

There’s just a few things you get used to when you’ve been single for a while, right girls? 

1. I like the bed to myself

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Elbows in the ribs and duvet hogging might be the order of the day for a while. 

Sorry, old habits die hard.

2. Please don’t be offended if I don’t invite you round to my place for a while

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It’s a BIG DEAL. 

This is my personal space. My lady cave.  

3. I won’t take kindly to being told what to do

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Gaining a partner shouldn’t mean losing my independence.

I’m happy to have found you, but I also don’t want to completely ditch my inner Beyonce. 

4. I’ll try my best to consider you 

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Just like my age, if someone asks about my single status, I might need a minute to think… 

Please don’t take this the wrong way. I’ll get used to the idea of being a plus one. Eventually. 

5. I’ll LOVE and appreciate the little things

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Running me a bath or cooking me dinner?

This is new… 

6. Clingy? Ugh. 

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Waking up to 15 missed calls and a barrage of text messages?

This is probably the BIGGEST turn off. 

7. You’ll have to get on with my girls

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No exceptions. No excuses. No whinging. 

8. And I’ll be straight with you now – they’ll be JUDGING

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They’ve grown pretty protective of me over the years.

9. I probably won’t introduce you to the fam’ for a while 

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It’s not that I’m ashamed of you. It’s more that I’d like to limit the embarrassing questions. 

Unless you’d like to be pressured into putting a ring on it and knocking me up, don’t push. 

10. Ordering pizza will become a minefield

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Yes, I want a whole pizza. Yes, I can eat THAT MUCH. No, I don’t appreciate that face you’re making. 

Just order the damn pizzas. 

11. You might not feel needed 

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I’ve got this self-sufficient thing sussed.

But you’ll be wanted. So that’s even better, right?

12. Shaving rashes will just be standard for a while 

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Look, it’s been a while. And it’s winter. So excuse me while I get used to this whole pruning thing again. 

Jeez. 

13. If you start to play games, I’ll tell you to move it right along

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I don’t have the time or energy for that. 

That t-shirt is hanging firmly in the wardrobe.