So apparently it is OK to be single these days (even the movies have now caught on to the idea)…but if you ARE single then you clearly need advice on how to do it right (I’m pretty sure I’m failing in all areas) so off I went to see this latest Rom-Com to glean some much needed guidance.
1. BLOODY ENJOY IT
‘I know breaking up sucks, but do you know what’s worse…wasting a night in New York city’
Now clearly we don’t all live in New York, but that doesn’t mean you cant enjoy a night out, or a night in, or a new hobby. One of my favourite things about being single is the freedom…I can go out when I want, with who I want, for as long as I want and I don’t have to check in with anyone. Sometimes I take it for granted but at the moment I’m recognising that its a privilege. Being single means no compromising on being YOU.
2. Find a Wing Man
I am literally in Love with Rebel Wilson…she is ridiculously funny and, whilst her humour isn’t for everyone, I laughed out loud A LOT in this film. She also had some fantastic words of wisdom.
3. Do what you want to do
Use the WI-FI in the bar downstairs because its free. Date the younger man. Have a baby with a sperm donor. Go and see the giant Christmas tree you want to see, even if that’s means going on your own (you never know who you’ll met along the way). Do internet date, don’t internet date…who bloody cares its your life…DO IT YOUR WAY!!!!
Life takes us all on different paths and that’s OK!!!!
4. Make sure that what you have is actually what you want….
If you’re going to break up with someone to ‘find yourself’…make sure you really don’t want to be with someone….if you change your mind, it might be too late.
If you like someone…ASK THEM OUT for goodness sake, because really what have you got to lose? chances are that losing the chance with that person is going to be worse. So just grow a pair…unless you want an invite to their wedding (to someone else)
5. Not every relationship is meant to work out
It was so refreshing to see a movie where boy meets girl doesn’t necessarily last forever. Sometimes people come into our lives for a season… (obviously it helps when they’re as beautiful as Damon Wayons Jnr) sometimes people have other things they need to deal with first, sometimes relationships don’t last forever.
6. Part of being single will be spent looking for someone to be with
Although being single and hanging out with friends is a perfectly valid choice, there is also nothing wrong with wanting to have a boyfriend or girlfriend either. There is nothing stopping you from seeking out the perfect partner whilst STILL being strong and independent.