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January 28, 2010

Great Things About Being Single

Thursday Thirteen

I’ve been reading non-fiction books about relationships again as a form of research. Without fail I come across interesting tidbits and germs of ideas for stories. Yesterday I was reading Hot Love – How To Get It by Tracey Cox, and she had an amusing list of some of the great things about being single. I thought they’d make an excellent TT.

Thirteen Great Things About Being Single

1. Both sexes – You don’t have to answer to anyone.

2. Male – no one rolls their eyes when the remote accidentally sticks on the sports channel.

3. Male – You can clip your toenails without someone vomiting in the background.

4. Male – You don’t have to tell her she doesn’t look fat/her bottom’s not big/more than a handful is a waste.

5. Female – Everything smells clean and fresh. There are no lingering boy smells.

6. Female – You can change your mind every five minutes just for the hell of it.

7. Female – Fat days seem less important. So long as your stomach’s flat by Friday night, who cares if you’re bloated on Tuesday?

8. Female – You can talk on the phone all night about absolutely nothing and lie outrageously about how wonderful Susan looked in her new outfit without someone saying afterward, “But you told me she looked like mutton dressed up as lamb.”

9. Male – You don’t have to be nice to her stuck-up, snotty friends.

10. Female – You don’t have to explain why it’s essential to own 25 pairs of black shoes.

11. Male/Female – The toilet seat is exactly how you like it.

12. Male – No one tells you you’re driving too fast.

13. Male – You don’t have to battle past feminine apparel and toiletries just to get in the bathroom.

One extra because it made me laugh – Female – You can make your own smells without feeling unladylike.

Source: HOT LOVE(How to Get It) by Tracey Cox

Do you have any things to add to my list?


  1. Elise Logan

    The list is funny, but really stereotypical. I didn’t really like this book – I bought it, also for research purposes.

    But if it works for you…. hooray!

  2. Jaime

    LOL! I like the extra one too! :grin:

  3. Ella Drake

    I never, ever got that toilet seat thing. It doesn’t matter what gender you are, or what. The lid & seat go down. How else do you keep the dog/cat from drinking the water?

  4. Stephanie Adkins

    LOL! Great list. :lol: I need to read this book. Happy Thursday! :mrgreen:

  5. Inez Kelley

    It makes being single again more appealing… shhh, don’t tell DH!

  6. Kaye Manro

    This is a funny list. But like Elise, I’m not sure I like the way the author conveys M vs F. But it is probably meant to just be funny.

  7. Jennifer Leeland

    LMAO!!!! I love this.
    I think the best one is you can eat an entire batch of chocolate chip cookies without any comments from the peanut gallery. LOL.

  8. Hazel

    Neurotic me loves no. 6 :-) And I relate with no. 13. I saw my boyfriend once battle his way though my bathroom lol! It explains the fact that we are still both single.

  9. Shelley Munro

    Elise – I agree that it’s not one of her better books, probably because it’s a pocket sized one and just touches on a few points.

  10. Shelley Munro

    Ella – :mrgreen: I’m so glad our dog never did that!!

  11. Shelley Munro

    Inez – not me. I’m very happy with my hubby and definitely don’t have time to train a new one!

    Kaye – the list is definitely tongue-in-cheek and full of stereotypes.

  12. Grandma

    Not having to sleep inches from a sick spouse. I could just feel the germs creeping their way over to my side.

    Thanks for the smile.

    My TT: More Than Enough

  13. Calico Crazy

    Thanks for the giggle.

  14. Susan Helene Gottfried

    I’m with Ella, really. Except my cat doesn’t drink the toilet water, he plays in it. MUCH worse ’cause he makes a mess!

  15. Mary

    I love these but for me it would be. I could drive without getting “advice” from my front passenger who should just shut up and listent o the radio and let me drive the way I want to. Not telling me to take this street or ask me why I went this way or why didn’t I go when that car just passed because there was enough time to get out there.

    I’m just saying. lol

  16. Linda Henderson

    I would add, when I’m sick I don’t have to worry about taking care of myself and a man too.

  17. Shelley Munro

    Mary – oh, yes. Been there, done that.

    Linda – the man cold saga. Luckily Mr. Munro seems very healthy and is hardly ever sick.

  18. Sasha Devlin

    I especially like #11. Such a small thing, but so important