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When You’re Single AF: 13 Experiences that Are All Too Familiar

There’s being single and then there’s being single AF. If you’re not single, you don’t understand. But if you’ve been single for a while, you know.

Single AF

Oh, I know everything there is about being single. Though I have casually dated an endless amount of guys, I’ve lived a pretty single life. Don’t ask me why – I think I’m a catch, but apparently to the male population, I’m anything but that. It’s a different world when you’re single AF. Is it a better world? That’s up for debate, let’s just keep it with different.

Now that you’ve admitted that you’re single af, you’re probably noticing things that you haven’t noticed before. Things that you do which would normally be, if you were in a relationship, unappealing to anyone else.

But guess what, there’s no one else so you don’t give a shit. It’s time we single as fuck people joined together and celebrated our freedom by not showering daily and hanging out with our parents on a regular basis. [Read: 11 things about being single people fear the most]

How to know you’re single AF

Because you are, you just don’t know it yet. Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but you just are. If you need more convincing, then read on about these signs that you’re single AF.

#1 You stop going on dates. Dating has become pointless because you have come to realize that only the rejects are left. The good ones have been taken or they’re off finding themselves in India. But the ones who are wanting something serious all seem to have some issues that you can’t be bothered to deal with.

#2 Your kitchen consists of wine. And maybe some stale pasta, but mostly wine. You could cook dinner, but why? Do you know how hard it is to cook for one? Anyways, you prefer to drink your calories and have a sweet buzz to go with it. Who needs food. [Read: 13 signs you’re tired of being single and need a change]

#3 You’ve forgotten all romantic holidays. Christmas, Valentine’s Day – whatever the holiday is, you’ve erased it from your mind. What’s the point? People are just going to ask you if you’re single and then try to match you up with some weirdo. They can leave the gifts at your front door… you’re busying watching Netflix.

#4 You feel hopeless. You’re thinking you’re going to be single AF for the rest of your life. Which in some ways you like, but for the most part, you hate. You want to be in a relationship, you know you have love to give, and trust me, I believe you. But you know that this is just a shitty phase of your life. [Read: Single for life – How to enjoy the ride and find the one along the way]

#5 You avoid clothes that need a second hand. Because you don’t have a second pair of hands. Unless you ask your creepy neighbor Leonard to zip your dress up, I’d rather go with the sweatpants. Clothes that you would love to wear have been put to the side since you can’t actually wear them.

#6 You know every chick flick by heart. And you hate them all. He surprises you with a bouquet of flowers? Yeah, give me a break – that never happens. He reads your love letter to him in the newspaper? We all know, he ain’t reading anything but his Tinder matches. Yet, deep inside of you, you wish to live one of these rom coms. [Read: The rom com cliches that never work out in real life]

#7 You can recognize people from Tinder on the streets. This is my personal favorite. I’ve been swiping through Tinder so much, that I can now recognize people at the clubs or on the streets. This is when you know you’ve gone through every single person in your city. Time to move?

#8 You do whatever you want. You literally do whatever you want, when you want. You don’t have to consult your boyfriend or girlfriend, compromising on what you want to do. Fuck that, if you want to have breakfast for dinner, you have it. If you want to sleep in, then you lay your ass in bed all day. Why? Because you can. [Read: 15 reasons why being single can be a lot of fun too]

#9 Facebook is no longer enjoyable. You used to love scrolling through Facebook, seeing who’s single, who’s broken up. But now, that doesn’t happen anymore. People are getting engaged, having babies and your newsfeed no longer provides you with the joy it once gave you.

#10 You talk to your dog. Or cat. The point is, if it’s an animal, you talk to it. When you’re happy, sad, angry, you run to your pet and lay by their side, explaining to them the inner workings of your mind. This, first of all, is a great form of free therapy. Secondly, people wouldn’t want to listen to you anyways, so your pet is your go-to friend.

#11 You can’t share beds anymore. The thought of having to share a bed with someone longer than three hours gives you anxiety. You love sleeping alone, you can sleep on whatever side you want, stretch out and not have to worry about hitting someone in the face. It’s bliss. [Read: The thirst is real – 15 realities of being single too long]

#12 You are an expert at awkward dates. You have a diary of horrible dates that you’ve been on and it seems that the longer you’re single, the worse they become. Is this your fault? Of course not, the universe is just trying to show you that you’re better off alone.

#13 You’re #1. You are capable of caring for someone else, but since you’re single AF, you’re #1. You do what you want, when you want, and you only do it if it feels good for you. Because you’re single AF and you’re the only one in your life, you can focus all your attention on numero uno. I mean, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, right?

[Read: 10 Possible reasons you’re still single and struggling]

Yeah, I know, you’re single AF, but it’s okay. One day, when you have a family, you’ll be wishing you were single AF again. Trust me.

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Natasha Ivanovic
Natasha Ivanovic is an intimacy, dating, and relationship writer best known for her writings on Kiiroo, LovePanky, Post Pravda, and more. She's the creator and ...
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