The worst things about being single
Just to keep the ball rolling, the opposite to Netla's thread. What do you like least about being single?
For me (in no particular order):
scarcity or lack of physical relationship (yes, that 3-letter word, but also the welcoming and farewell hugs and kisses, the hand-holding, the affectionate pat on the rump, just the physical presence of someone you care deeply about)
having to play gooseberry with unsingle friends
being too embarrassed and shy and nervous to go anywhere alone, like a movie, or a Sunday drive, or a party
no dancing partner!
forcing yourself to prepare decent meals for one
the acres of empty bed-space on a cold night
coming home to an empty house
nobody to share a private joke with, or laugh with when watching TV or reading a book
being unable to gloat over my single friends that I've Got Somebody
that awful feeling of being made to feel Nobody by real estate agents, bank managers and other people who insist that they'll arrange a meeting for 'you both together'.
that sinking feeling when you're lost and you can't read the road map
nobody to remove spiders and other unwelcome guests
nobody to change a tap washer or flat tyre. I know HOW, but haven't the physical strength to do these things myself.
nobody to reach things down from the topmost shelf without having to get out a ladder.