What Weekends Are Like When You’re Single AF

The clock strikes five and you’re out the office door like a bat out of hell. It’s finally the weekend and you’re so ready for this much-needed break. You don’t have a guy to go home to and no dates or anything planned for the next couple of days. Nope, the weekend is a little different when you’re single AF…

  1. You strip out of your work clothes. The second you get home, it’s yoga pants and a hoodie all the way because when you’re alone in your own house you don’t have anybody to impress. Stripping away your daytime clothes feels like stripping away all the stress of the week. You’re ready to just chill, and as a hard-working single woman, you deserve a little peace and relaxation.
  2. You pray your single friends have time for you. Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you’re dying to be alone. Well, not all the time. You enjoy the occasional alone time, but sometimes (at least once a weekend) you need to let loose with your single girls. You’ll bitch about the dating game, you’ll be an excellent wing woman and you’ll all guarantee each one of you will find love. You need your girls’ night out. You couldn’t survive the single life without them.
  3. You finalize your plans. Which day are you going out? What time? Who’s going to be there? You need all the details so you can decide a) if you’re going b) how long you can put off getting ready and c) how good you need to look. Will your crush be there? Is it a girl’s night? And what are the chances all these plans will fall through?
  4. You procrastinate getting ready. Somehow you finally shower and even convince yourself to shave those legs, but once you’re out of the shower, you spend the next hour naked (maybe in a robe if you’re a real overachiever) with a towel atop your head. Eventually you’ll put clothes on, and maybe even do your hair and makeup, but in the end, the whole process will take half a day at least. Beauty is pain and you’ll procrastinate it like a college essay.
  5. You decide where to get dinner because you’re definitely not cooking. You worked hard all week and ate relatively well (save for the few handfuls of M&Ms you stole from the office candy bowl), so it’s time to treat yourself. You’ve done enough work for the week and you’re not about to do more in the kitchen. You’re being lazy AF, but you’re also single AF, so who cares?
  6. You debate staying home with Netflix. Honestly, why would you ever want to leave the comfort of your couch? Netflix has blessed you with unlimited television series and movies and you really don’t what to take that for granted. Sure, your friends want to go out and socializing seems a little appetizing, but will Netflix win out? It really is a toss up.
  7. You make yourself available. As wonderful as staying glued to your couch all weekend long sounds, you know that you won’t find love in the privacy of your own home, therefore you’re going to have to venture out into the real world at some point. You may have been procrastinating all day, but you’ll get there… eventually.
  8. You wonder if you’ll find “The One” tonight. Hey, every time you go out, you just might meet the love of your life. It’s possible, so why not keep an open mind? That’s how you get through your days — you just keep hoping for the best. Even if you don’t meet a great guy, you have a great night with your girls and, well, there’s always next time.
  9. You spend all the next day in your pajamas. On the days where you don’t go out, no one is going to see you, so who cares? They call it lazy Sunday for a reason. You’re sick of stiff pants, itchy sweaters, and even just wearing a bra. For you, the weekend is all about comfort and you wouldn’t have it any other way.
  10. You wonder if you’ll ever love anyone as much as your dog. You went out, you didn’t spend all weekend at home, and still you come home with no numbers and no new male prospects. Thankfully, you do have one boy you can always count on — your dog. He’ll always be there and you can’t even imagine loving a human that much — especially because this good boy doesn’t talk back.
  11. You avoid family events altogether. Unless you’re absolutely obligated to go (like if there’s a wedding), you have no desire to get together and discuss the fact that you’re still single. When your parents start having an active interest in your love life, you know you’ve hit rock bottom. It’s sweet they want to set you up or instruct you on how to meet a man, but really the gesture is more depressing than it is helpful.
  12. You thrive in the freedom. Being single AF actually has its upsides. You live alone and you live by your own rules. You don’t have a boyfriend to check in with or trying to tell you what to do. This is your life. You do what you want when you want — at least until Monday, that is.
Kelsey Dykstra is a freelance writer based in Huntington Beach, CA. She has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Grand Valley State University and been writing professionally since graduating in 2013. In addition to writing about love and relationships for Bolde and lifestyle topics for Love to Know, she also writes about payment security and small business solutions for PaymentCloud.

Originally from Michigan, this warm weather seeker relocated to the OC just last summer. Kelsey enjoys writing her own fictional pieces, reading a variety of young adult novels, binging on Netflix, and of course soaking up the sun.

You can find more about Kelsey on her LinkedIn profile or on Twitter @dykstrakelsey.