15 Times It’s Super Convenient to Be in a Relationship

Being the mature, independent women that we are, we don’t need to be in a relationship… but sometimes it’s pretty convenient when we are. Here are some of those times you wouldn’t trade being coupled up for the single life.

  1. When you want to get some. Yeah, technically girls can pretty much walk out of the house and find a willing guy at any time, but we don’t usually want those guys. When you’re boo’d up, you not only don’t have to think about getting it, but all that protection business is already sorted out.
  2. When you’re sick. Not feeling good enough to hit the grocery store goes from annoying to downright tragic when you don’t have anyone offering to make a run for you. Your friends would be willing, but it just isn’t the same. He knows how picky you are about your soups.
  3. When annoying guys hit on you. Not that having a boyfriend deters every suitor, but at least the exchange is over quickly in your mind.
  4. When you’re actually open to personal growth. Sometimes changing and growing is hard, but when you’re in the mood for a challenge, not much will push you along faster than a healthy relationship.
  5. On your birthday. It can be so stressful planning your own birthday party and worrying about little details, but when you’re in a relationship, your man is going to do something cute.
  6. Wedding season. It feels like every weekend for the next three months you have a wedding to attend. Luckily you have a partner in crime to be your date for all of them, no questions asked.
  7. When you want to love on someone. Kissing, cuddling, dreamily staring at him in the car. It’s what daydreams are made of, except you get to do it for real.
  8. When you’re trying to break plans with an acquaintance. Oh, I’d really love to go, but I promised my boyfriend…
  9. When all your friends are in relationships. Not being the third wheel to the weekly Sunday movie day outing is a welcome change.
  10. When you want to leave the bar early on girls night out. Sometimes you just can’t hang with the nightlife scene, but it doesn’t mean that you have to go home completely alone.
  11. When you need help doing something in your house. It’s not that you’re incapable of moving those boxes, he’s just so much taller and stronger that it just speeds up the process a lot.
  12. When you’re in the mood to be a cheerleader. It makes you feel good to support the people that you love, and this one in particular.
  13. When you want just one bite of pizza. He always gets pizza when you’re trying to eat healthy, but it works out because you can steal a bite without accidentally polishing off the entire pie.
  14. When you get locked out. You swore up and down that you would never have to waste money on a locksmith again, but luckily he has the other key handy.
  15. When you want to feel pretty. He doesn’t even notice that you desperately need to get your roots done even though you’re pointing right at them trying to get him to understand your pain. Aw.
Kate Ferguson is a Los Angeles local and freelance writer for a variety of blog and magazine genres. When she's not writing, the UC Davis graduate is focused on pursuits of the entertainment industry, spin class, and hot sauce. Look for article links, updates, (and the occasional joke) on Twitter @KateFerg or @WriterKateFerg, or check out her personal blog ThatsRandomKate.blogspot.com