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To those who are single…(well, anyone can answer, really)

What are some weird or strange habits you’ve picked up since you became single?
Those little idiosyncrasies which you know you might have to ‘UN’learn if and when you have a partner again…?

Me….I have taken to sleeping [i]across[/i] my bed, rather than lengthwise as I did when my bed was shared. I don’t know why it’s so comfortable for me this way..?…but I suppose I will have to learn to share the bed again, [i]one day[/i] 🤦‍♀️
Sharing space is very difficult for me. I like everything a certain way and it [b]has[/b] to be that way.
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@SooperSarah it is tough for sure!
WonderGirl · 36-40
Now that I'm single I leave my sex toys out on the bed with me. It is not a big deal unless someone wanders into my bedroom. lol
WonderGirl · 36-40
@Winston335 you're making me wet and I haven't had lunch yet. lol
Winston335 · 56-60, M
@WonderGirl I’ll do the munching please
@WonderGirl interesting thread.... now i'm feeling a little frisky 😉
zonavar68 · 51-55, M
Perhaps not a strange habit, but you become disinterested and desensitised to sex and erotic behaviours and disconnected from social cues like flirting, etc. to the point that none of it matters.
turbineman40 · 80-89, M
@zonavar68 There is truth in your statement
zonavar68 · 51-55, M
I have deep-seated distrust of others in romantic settings now and that burnt scarred feeling is probably never going away.

I always get up when I wake up at make a coffee (black) for myself.

I don't have milk except when my daughter stays over as I don't drink moo poison myself.

I don't leave windows open as I can't lock them open and it's too unsafe to have them open at night if I'm sleeping (especially since my daughter stays over every 2nd weekend and her safety is my top priority).

The simple fact I have my daughter every second week is something no woman can accept as I will never put my daughter aside for a romantic relationship.
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@zonavar68 In my case, my children are grown and on their own, but I completely understand your trust issues/scars. I’m sorry you have them. 😞
Theyitis · 36-40, M
I’ve [i]always[/i] been single, never been in a relationship before, and I worry about this type of thing a lot. A few of my idiosyncrasies I imagine I would have to unlearn if I ever find a partner: I sometimes don’t shower on the weekends, I sleep on a sofa in the basement instead of in my bed, I sigh or moan or say stuff when using the toilet, I have a really messy room and keep lots of trash lying around, I watch plenty of porn. Well, those are the ones on the top of my mind today.
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@Theyitis With all due respect, I would say yes, you probably want to unlearn most of those!!! 😉
Theyitis · 36-40, M
@ImpeccablyImperfect Haha! So far there’s little indication that I’ll ever have to worry about needing to unlearn them. I’ve discovered recently that I think I’m high functioning autistic, and there seems to be a rule written down somewhere that if I’m attracted to a woman that there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell that she’ll be attracted to me.
SageWanderer · 70-79, M
I haven’t been single long enough to decide if I’ve developed any new ones. There were enough, and still are, during my marriage so any hope of me changing them are slim and none.
bookerdana · M
I heard a comedienne say,“Men don’t live well by themselves. They don’t even live like people. They live like bears with furniture.”😬
WillaKissing · 56-60
For you buy a king bed if you get a new partner!

For me being single for 17 years come this May 4th, it would be doing what I pleased as I pleased when I pleased without consulting with a mate first. All my guy friends with wives or girlfriends all have to consult to see if they can go and do where I just go and do. So that would be huge, but hell so would be finding a woman that wanted me.
JoyfulSilence · 46-50, M
I have always been single.

If I had a girlfriend, I suspect I would have to do more chores and do them more often, even if we did not live together. Unless I hired a maid!

There could be other adjustments to accommodate her, too. I hope it would not be annoying.

I was up all night, and went to bed this morning at dawn. I got 5 hours of sleep. I hope she would allow that occasionally.
ineedadrink · 51-55, M
A relative who was single for several years has come to live with us. He has this habit of using one of those floss stinks while sitting near us after dinner. I don't quite know how to tell him that it's 🤢
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TexChik · F
I have to have the window unit A/C on high when I am sleeping for the cold room and the noise...No matter the time of year. My husband had to get used to that or the couch...I can not sleep without that.
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@TexChik I need a cold room too.
TexChik · F
CrazyMusicLover · 31-35
I've never been in a serious relationship where I would live with a partner so I have no idea what it's like. 😶 I just know I HATE snoring and can't stand it. It makes me angry. I actually find it hard to fall asleep with another person in the room in general if they make any sounds at all.

I lick plates and bowls if I like the food. It's easier to wash.

I don't do well when there's not enough daylight, it makes my depression worse, so I try to let as much daylight inside as possible.

And of course, the right room temperature. I must keep the temperature around 22 °C when I spend a lot of time at the computer or generally not moving around a lot.
nedkelly · 61-69, M
Get a very large dog, as they will keep you company and share the bed

I hope you find a man of your dreams, but do not take anyone but someone who loves you
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@nedkelly you mean like this big boy???? 😁 taking up the bottom half of my king size bed???
nedkelly · 61-69, M
@ImpeccablyImperfect Yes, good boy
Either that, or, you can [i]both[/i] sleep across your bed. Have you considered [i]that[/i]? 😉
@ImpeccablyImperfect Well, it was just a thought. I think when you [i]do[/i] find the right person, things like that will just fall into place. It will be fun to experiment. 😊
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@PhoenixPhail and it was a great idea!! Thank you 😉
@ImpeccablyImperfect My pleasure. It's fun talking with you. ☺️
twistedrope · 26-30, M
I talk to myself a lot more. I've found new things to stress about and am developing a very strong barrier closer to my heart for the next lady to have fun getting through, assuming there is one.
Northwest · M
I don't think I picked up some new habits, more I don't have to make room for another person's "stuff".

Sleeping sideways? That's a new one.
AlchemyFox · 36-40, F
I'm pretty happy to do as I please these days. But when I think about it, it does feel like there's always room beside me.
Lostpoet · M
I blow my nose in the sink when i'm washing my face.
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@Lostpoet *gasp* uhh, yeah, things like that hahahaha….those are the things we may have to change up a bit when we start to share our space with another🤣😁
Lostpoet · M
@ImpeccablyImperfect Yeah, I figure that habit would gross out any girlfriend.
Fullmetal · 46-50, M
You can fart at, no need to blame the dog!
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@Fullmetal I don’t fart 🤦‍♀️
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Livingwell · 61-69, M
Having a tidy house. I'm married but might as well be single.
bartender · 36-40, M
I have a pillow on each side to rest my leg on
turbineman40 · 80-89, M
Good Luck finding a partner
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@turbineman40 oh, I think you may have misunderstood my post…or at the least, my intentions. I am NOT looking nor am I hoping to ‘find’ a partner, I was simply pointing out the funny little things/habits we pick up along the way 😊
Smokey · 46-50, M
Actually making it to the bed lol
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@Smokey haha that too 😉
Quimliqer · 70-79, M
Not a hard habit to change!!
I smile more.
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@NoThanksLeon oh that’s good, though ☺️
TryingSW45 · 46-50, M
You’re marking your territory
Walking around with vertical hair…when I was married, I’d comb it the moment I got up (sometimes sooner—he’d laugh at my "bed head") 🤨
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uncalled4 · 56-60, M
All the predictable ones, usually having to do with tidiness.
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@uncalled4 ahhh yes, but you see, since he and his son have been gone, my house is [i][b]so[/b][/i] [i]much tidier!!! [/i] 😉
uncalled4 · 56-60, M
@ImpeccablyImperfect We guys can be slobs, no lie. It's hard to miss that.
SandWitch · 26-30, F
I leave my phone speaker turned up loud with my phone sitting on the coffee table so I can talk while doing other tasks around the house with my hands full.
Hanginginthere · 31-35, M
I haven't really been in a relationship so its hard to answer
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ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@beermeplease totally acceptable, I would think. And I’m sure, if you met the right girl, your Saturday ‘hard play’ sessions might take on a new life!!!

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