Ladies and gents, I hope this post helps you realize that being single isn't as bad as it sounds. Why be tied on a leash to a boyfriend/girlfriend when you could be "free as a bird"? Yes, I know that "being an item" with a special someone is one of life's rewarding gifts, however, you lose so much in the meanwhile. By making time for John/Jane, it is like having your needy pet dog by your side all the time. Say sayonara to all your friends, family, and hobby activities, because those things aren't on your partner's "To Do" list, and it'll all be just you and them, you and them, YOU and THEM. Before you know it, you'll have fallen off the face of the social world where your pals will think you have gone missing. I know it sounds like I'm coming off as some anti-love teen but I'm just stating my perspective of relationships. Sometimes you can just get so caught up in them that you live in a bubble of your own and lose track of other matters. The whole bf/gf bit can either have its high points or low points, but to avoid the drama that comes on the side, you'll come to realize that sometimes the single life is better.