Being single, or even committed has its own pros and cons, as being a single person essentially makes you feel like you can do anything you want, as your decision making solely relies on your own choices. Although it can also make you feel quite lonely sometimes, especially when you are no longer hanging out with your friends or family. However, being taken can also make you feel like you can no longer be as crazy as you want to be, as your decision making then starts to revolve around your partner’s choices, and you don’t wanna let them down or act stupid in front of him/her. But is this a good thing after all?
Different people experience diffferent changes whenever they are in a relationship, but some things seemingly remain the same for most people. What exactly are these common differences between the single and taken people?
Check out the story below.
1. You have no money when you are taken.
When you were still single, you had enough money to buy your favourite drinks, go to parties, purchase computer games, and go wherever you wanted to. Now that you are committed, you have to save enough cash for monthly gifts, weekly dates, and expensive surprises that might still not be enough to charm your lover.
2. You no longer hang out with your squad as much.
Back then, you and your squad would go to music festivals or even just to the nearby mall to eat, drink, and have fun. Now, you can’t be as available as you were back then because you love being alone with your partner.
3. Having phone calls takes longer than usual.
Back when you were single, you had nothing to talk about. Now, you have a lot to say and explain because you are so madly in love with the another person.
4. Even drinking has changed a bit for you.
Being single means going out with your friends for a wild night, characterized by having too many beers for you to handle. Now, you still drink, but you have to be classy.
5. Being in a relationship has changed the way you pick movie seats.
When you were single, you would just pick the best seat, which was right in the middle section. But since you already have a wonderful lover, you sometimes pick the corner seats because you might just want to get intimate with him or her during the movie.
6. Adding friends on social media is now just an option.
When you were not in a relationship, you wanted to add as many people as you can because you just wanted to form a casual connection on Facebook. Now, you get to be picky about who gets to talk to you online.
7. You also pay so much attention to your looks now.
You thought you didn’t need to look clean because you were not trying to impress anyone. But now, you always want to look presentable.
8. You are more careful since you have someone to protect.
Before, you were all about risking your life and having fun. Now, you want to live a long life so that you can spend it with your partner.
9. Of course, you also have someone to love.
When you were still single, you had no one to hold hands with. But things have changed as you can hug and kiss someone for as much as you want.
10. You are so sweet when it comes to texting.
At the time of being single, you barely replied to anyone. Now that you have a partner, you always check your phone and say the sweetest things.
What other changes have you noticed? Share this with your family and friends!
11. You become more expressive
Earlier when you weren’t in a relationship, you never cared to share what you felt with the people around you. Now, things have changed, you want to tell all that you feel to the one you love.
12. You have a different definition of “Action” now
Earlier you were always looking forward to the next release of an action movie, but now it’s none of your concern. Because now you’re always thinking about the action you’ll be having in bed. (This does not apply on everyone)
13. You know women’s section better now!
There was a time when you didn’t even want to step inside the women’s section, but things are different now. You love to shop with your girl and are always ready to step in the women’s section on her say.
14. Your temperament has changed
Guys are short-tempered, and that is what sets them apart from the girls in the house. That is where all the change comes when a woman arrives in a man’s life, she helps the man take control of the temper and does everything not to make him lose his anger.
15. You plan for two now
Before you were in a relationship, it was only you in your plans and you probably never cared what others thought about it or if someone was there with you or not. It’s not just about your life now, you see a future with her on your side, you care about her decisions, and most importantly you plan for future as “we”.