The vast majority of us who've had single lives realize very early on that while we have a large list of advantages, we are missing out on a lot in life. Nasty thoughts begin to creep into our minds which question our personal integrity. We begin to question our self worth and wonder if we'll ever find the right person. Here are 15 musings of a single person.
One of the most obvious questions a person asks from their conscience. "Am I attractive enough to captivate someone and win them over?" The answer to all of these questions should be an astounding "Yes". But our paranoia can muddle the answer somewhat.
When you don't have a partner to share your life with, it is a very natural thing to begin hunting for them in potential hot spots such as clubs, malls, nightclubs and seminars. Universities and colleges are also good places to look at.
Perhaps you've been watching too many soap operas about single men and women in which they end up lonely and miserable. You superimpose their image on your future self and begin to get depressed at the prospects.
Or "I should totally ask him out". Either way, whenever someone catches your fancy, the first thought that comes to your mind is to somehow find your way into their lives. Maybe a catchphrase will catch their attention.
Ah yes. This most common problem facing single owners of king sized beds. Who can you possibly share all this magnificent amount of space with? Perhaps the figment of your own imagination or maybe a body pillow. (People actually do that!)
Single people tend to have very messy and untidy rooms because there is no one else around to clean it up. At some point in their disheveled lives they begin to ask themselves the important question, "Who will clean this mess up?"
A harmful conclusion one eventually draws towards after reflecting long and hard about why they are still single this long into their lives. "Obviously I am not worthy enough!" Relationships are more complicated than your own selves.
Trying out a new dress without someone complimenting it (or even commenting on it) can drive the single person insane. After all there is a reason why they're dressing up in the first place, to impress "someone"!
Facebook and social media in general are good hot spots to shop for a potential partner. And every single person has thought to themselves if a witty post on Facebook could be enough to win someone over.
People who are single and have never experienced love in their lives will probably fail to empathize with romantic movies. To them, the interactions between the protagonists are entirely boring and pointless. That however soon changes when they find a partner.
Cynicism is another common trait which mostly single people who have never experienced love or have loved anyone in their life. They find it hard to comprehend the mere idea that there is such a thing as 'true love'.
Single people believe that love is non existent. That relationships are merely an exchange of certain benefits between two individuals. This could include intimacy, companionship and even financial support. But they fail to realize that love transcends all these superficial things.
This is true for both men and women. Because there is none around to notice their rampant flatulent activities, they will engage in this behavior unapologetically. After all it is entirely true that there is no one around to notice it.
Attractiveness is a subjective term. What may result in you falling head over heels for someone might look lackluster to someone else. But if you're comfortable in your own skin, chances are that you will be found attractive.
A single person asks themselves before deciding to put on their favorite dress if it is even worth looking attractive. After all, there is no one around to notice and no one in particular for them to impress with their looks.
They may be beautiful, rich and famous, but celebrities are human too, and that means they're just as prone to getting sick as the rest of us. And just like us, some celebs even live with chronic conditions that can take a toll on their day-to-day lives. But eczema – also referred to as dermatitis – is a common dry skin condition. Symptoms include dry, itchy, red and scaly skin. In more extreme cases, the skin can crust and bleed. According to the National Eczema Association, 1 in 10 individuals will develop eczema in their lifetime. And given these statistics, it’s hardly a surprise there are a few celebrities out there who have eczema too.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, 37, suffered from eczema in her teens. Kate was bullied heavily whilst attending Downe House girls’ boarding school, according to the Duchess’s friend Jessica Hay. According Hay, Middleton’s bullies made fun of her eczema. ‘It didn’t help that she was so tall and self-conscious about her eczema,’ Hay told CelebNow. Studies have shown children with moderate and extreme atopic dermatitis are more likely to suffer from conditions like anxiety and low self-esteem, which has a knock-on effect on their school work and ability to make friends.
Although Brad Pitt, 55, has not spoken about the issue himself, his co-star Cate Blanchett disclosed that Pitt was suffering from eczema during filming of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In an interview with Scotland’s Daily Record, the actress said, ‘We went through three weeks of make-up tests and he was covered in eczema from it all.’ Blanchett sweetly loaned Pitt her skin cream to deal with the dermatitis, that had developed due to the use of prosthetic makeup worn during filming. Prosthetic make-up isn’t the hugest concern for us non-Hollywood folk, nevertheless, what is a concern, is how makeup can trigger eczema flair up. Unless makeup brushes are constantly washed (let’s be real, they’re not), they become a breeding ground for bacteria. This can lead to clogged pores and irritated sensitive skin.
Adele, 31, stated that her eczema flared up when she became a new mom. During a press conference in 2013 after her Golden Globe win for Best Original Song for the Bond film Sykfall, the singer said: ‘I am exhausted. That’s how [motherhood] changed me. I have eczema from boiling bottles.’ Research carried out by the BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) has revealed that contact dermatitis has the potential to have ‘detrimental’ impact and in the worst case scenarios can even threaten some sufferers ability to work.