Single Girl Habits You Never Have to Give Up

Single Girl Habits You Never Have to Give Up ©iStock/teksomolika

You don’t suddenly lose your girlfriend credibility after being single for a long time. Even if you’ve forgotten what it’s like to date, it doesn’t mean you’re going to be bad at it. You can still consider yourself girlfriend material, even if you’ve developed these single girl habits:

  1. You need plenty of time alone. You don’t have to spend every waking moment with your boyfriend after you enter a relationship. As much as he loves you, he won’t want you by his side twenty-four seven, so you should feel free to ask him for alone time. You both need it.
  2. You hate talking about your feelings. No one likes to admit when they’re feeling jealous or sad or insecure, so you don’t have to tell your man what’s on your mind every five minutes. Just make sure to talk to him about the important stuff that could jeopardize the relationship if you kept it to yourself.
  3. You like to party. You don’t have to stay in every weekend, just because you have a boyfriend. As long as you’re not hitting on men at the club, go ahead and dance the night away with your best friends. There’s nothing wrong with a night out, no matter what your relationship status is.
  4. You keep your pajamas on whenever you can. You don’t have to change into your finest clothes, just because your boyfriend is coming over. If you want to stay in your sweatpants, that’s okay. The right man won’t mind it. In fact, he might actually take it as a compliment, because it’ll show him how comfortable you are with him.
  5. You handle problems on your own. If you have a problem you’re capable of solving yourself, go for it. Your man might be upset that you didn’t ask him for any help, but at the end of the day, he’ll be happy that you’re able to handle yourself.
  6. You spend plenty of time with friends. You’re allowed to have friends. You’re allowed to go out without your boyfriend. If you’re able to set aside enough time to hang out with your buddies without neglecting your man, he shouldn’t have a problem with your active social life.
  7. You always forget to shave. He’s not the man for you if a little bit of body hair sends him running. Besides, some men like the natural look, so you might end up turning him on without even realizing it.
  8. You check out other men. You don’t lose your libido once you enter a relationship. You’re still going to find other men attractive. As long as you’re just admiring them from afar, and aren’t actually making a move on them, there shouldn’t be a problem.
  9. You make your own decisions. Men hate deciding where to eat for dinner and which movie to see at the theater. If you’re used to making those types of choices, he’ll be happy. It means that he won’t be stuck doing all of the work.
  10. You sleep naked. This is the last thing you have to worry about. If anything, your man is going to get down on his knees and thank you for being so open with your body.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.