October 26, 2013

October 26, 2013
How to Tell If You've Been Single for Too Long

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Saturday and I hope you had a beary safe and great week. It is another busy weekend for Dab the AIDS Bear and me.

Dab the AIDS Bear and I are lucky to have a lot of friends. Some are single and they prefer life that way. Some are in relationships. But how do you know if you have been single too long? Today and tomorrow I will blog on this issue.

13. You Lose Confidence

There's really nothing wrong with living the single life, and some people can go months or even years without being in a relationship. However, at some time or another we all hit the breaking point. Find out if you've been single for too long by checking for these tell-tale signs. The first way you can tell you've been single too long is when you lose confidence in yourself. You begin to assume that you're just not attractive and that no one could possibly like you for who you are. This lack of confidence hurts your chances for a relationship because you'll start missing obvious signs of flirtation.

12. You Start Eating Junk

Being single means you get to be lazy, and that usually means you stop cooking real food. When you don't have to worry about feeding a second person, your freezer will start filling up with meals that only require pressing a few buttons to make. You'll also be less motivated to keep your waistline thin, and that means eating a lot more junk food.

11. You Turn Into a Slob

It's a bit sad, but most people don't really care about appearances unless there's someone of the opposite sex present unless you are gay and then the opposite is true. If it weren't for women, straight men would never change their clothes or shower. If it weren't for men, women would never shave or wear makeup. Of course, physical appearance is just where the unraveling begins. After a while, being single eventually means that you lose all sense of manners or class.

10. You Get a Cat

It's hard when you're all alone in this world, but whatever you do, don't get a cat if you're single. Looking for companionship from a feline is a terrible idea. Girls think that single guys with cats are weird, and single girls with cats get way too attached. Try to avoid getting a pet altogether, but if you really want a pet then get a dog instead. Walking the dog is an excellent way to socialize, especially if you go to a dog park and talk to other owners.

9. You Lower Your Standards

If you can't manage to score a date for a long period of time, you'll be tempted to lower your standards. While getting an easy date might help boost your confidence, it will more than likely be a complete waste of time. You could very well end up in a long-term relationship with someone that you find unattractive or annoying. Stick to your guns and you'll thank yourself later.

8. You Hit on Your Friends

One of the biggest mistakes that long-time singles make is going after close friends. You figure that you're out of options and you already know that you get along with this person, so why not? Don't do it. If your flirting backfires, and it most likely will, then your relationship will become extremely awkward. You could end up losing most of your close friends and feel even more alone than before. If you're really desperate, try asking your friends to set you up with someone they know.

7. You No Longer Have a Type – (you just love everyone)

It’s been so long since you were involved with a guy, that you start imagining a future with anyone who pays special attention to you. It doesn’t matter if he’s older than you, younger than you, tall, short, skinny, fat, rich, or poor – you’re game as long as he pays you a compliment and asks for your number. While you justify your feelings as opportunistic, your friends insist that such behaviour only makes you look desperate.

Tomorrow I will blog about the last six signs you have been single too long. Hope you have a beary safe and great Saturday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab