The Pros And Cons Of Being A Single Girl In Your 20's

Being in single in your 20's is the perfect example of a catch 22: on one hand all you want is someone to keep you warm at night, take you out and do couple stuff together. On the other hand all you want is to go out seven nights a week or watch Bridget Jones Diary in peace. These are the pros and cons of being a single girl in your 20's.

Pro - You Can Do What You Goss Darn Like

You can go do literally do whatever tickles your fancy. Whether it's as elaborate as travelling the world, dress whatever way you like, to watching E! News without him bitching to change the channel.

Con - Spiders

I know i'm not alone in saying that all spider killing activities lied with their significant other. Next thing you know, your single and life is great... until you spot a spider on your wall at 4am.


Pro - More Time To Focus On Your Professional Ambitions

With all that spare time it's a really good idea to start getting into your career. You can really get into thinking where you want to be in 5 years.

Con - You're Surrounded By Love Songs



It seems that instead of embracing every new love song that comes out, you find yourself actually realizing how much you can't relate to most songs anymore. You'll soon find yourself listening to music which provides female empowerment, and enjoy that a lot more.

Pro  - Crazier Life Scenarios

You never thought you'd end up at some random dark underground rave at 6am in god knows where with god knows who. But you are and you're having a f*cking blast!

Con - Crazier Life Scenarios


"So and so has tagged you in 1 million photos". What have I done.

Pro  - More Snoozing Space

There's no more "That's my side". EVERY SIDE IS YOUR SIDE! You can now starfish in peace with all the duvet you ever dream off. Livin' the dream.

Con - Lack Of Spooning/Forking


We all love a good cuddle here and there, as well as some after action. Those days are gone, it's just you, your pillow which you wrap your body around and that gift vouchers for Ann Summers.

Pro - You Are You're Own Critic

Whether it's your own appearance, your personality or major life decisions, there's no one else to give the final verdict apart from you. This in result is mega-empowering.

Con - Creeps, Creeps Everywhere

A lot of guys think it genuinely okay to inform you that he loves how your bosom looks, what he'd love to do with your ass and assume that because your cleavage is on show that you have no doubt in your mind that you will sleep with anyone. F*ck off.


Pro - All Your Hard Earned Cash Goes On You

You may not be rolling in cash but you find that you have more money to play around with. Holidays/Good Clothes/

Con - "Are you seeing anyone?"



This is always an awkward question; if you not seeing someone than you'll receive a pitiful face and a talk about how "he is out there.". Or if you are seeing someone, you can't say it without sounding like you've been planning your wedding together.


Pro - You Become Closer To Those Who Never In A Million Years Would Be Your Friends




This usually happens on the steps of some building close to whatever nightclub you went to that night. It's 5am and you find yourself having a full on DMC with a girl who you kind've know but never took the time to as you usually would leave the club several hours previous with your boyfriend. YAY NEW FRIEND!

Con - You Miss Having A Romantic Connection With Someone

As much as you do enjoy the company of pizza, you have the best friends in the world and spooning your dog has not just become acceptable but immensely enjoyable it is just not the same. The desire to be held and admire by a special someone can get a tad overwhelming, especially after watching Moulin Rouge for the third time this week.

Pro - You Can Eat/Fart/Burp Whenever You Want



"Is it going to be loud? Smelly? I don't know. Will he notice?". The sense of relief when you don't have to worry about what kind of wind you about to realise into the atmosphere. You can just do it, continue devouring that 20e meal deal from Dominos and follow it up by belching the alphabet.


Con - Having To Do Everything Yourself



Having to do everything for yourself can get really really annoying. Your tired, you're hungover and a fry won't make itself. It's hard not having someone there to ask really nicely to do it for you *puppy eyes*.

Pro -  Flirt With Whomever You Like


There are sometimes in your life when an incredibly good looking man wanders into your life. You're convinced that he must be from heaven as someone that looking cannot be human and for whatever reason he's got his eyes on you. Time to be cool, have the bants and stare at this absolute beauty.


Con - It Been A While So You Forget How To Flirt

Other times you can be a bit rusty, or immensely intimidated. Either way you'll find yourself desperately trying to keep composure and not appear like a mentally insane patient who decided to escape from the asylum and go to Coppers.

Pro - Life Is One Adventure After Another

Though all the dramatical moments, lonesome nights and major life events you know that being single in your 20's is an absolute blast. Life is full of opportunities, every night out is great craic and you can't remember the last time you went home before the lights went up.


Catherine Munnelly
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Catherine Munnelly is a colourfully-haired UCD graduate with a degree in reading books. A pint-sized bundle of wisdom, she has mastered the game of Flip-Cup, enjoys the company of bearded-men and despises rude people. When she's not writing or talking about her dog, you'll find her wandering around Europe telling folk that Leprechauns exist and Bono's her uncle.

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