Sumaira Flower

Sumaira Flower

June 12, 2014

On An Aside: The Other Side of Being a Single Lady


Almost a year ago, I wrote a post called The Perks of Being a Single Lady [http://www.sumairaflower.com/2013/08/on-aside-perks-of-being-single-lady.html] 

While I still believe in these perks, I'm starting to feel a change. Perhaps it's due to everyone and their mom having a wedding this year, or the daily FB reminders that your peers are coupling up and getting engaged, or maybe simply a shift of priorities within myself. Whatever it is, it's been on my mind. I've compiled a list of the other side of being a single lady aka annoyances/frustrations.... (These are in no particular order; I'm just rambling.)

1. The Wardrobe Assistant
This morning I was getting dressed for work and couldn't get my beautiful but frustrating bracelet on. Had a man been in the picture, I could've gone back to sleep for an extra 10 minutes. Grr. Oh and zippers... frikken dress zippers! I always need someone to help with zippers! My pint size frame doesn't help me at all when I need to zip up my dresses. (However, I will say that being a single lady has made me an expert at using hangers to zip those suckers up.)

Yes, those are my chubby little hands. 












2. The Human Pillow
Spooning - need I say more?



3. The Handyman
Opening jars. Taking out the garbage. Shoveling snow. Installing my air conditioner. Am I right or am I right?

4. The Safe & Sound Feeling
It's embarrassing how many times I've mistaken a crack or creek for a robber trying to break into my apartment and how many times I've slept with a butcher knife on my nightstand. Oh and how many times I've called the police resulting in a false alarm. Oh ya, that's happened.  






5. The Voice of Reason
You know, like someone who'll tell me from time to time, "Hey Sumaira, I think you're shopping too much" without getting popped in the face. 



















6. The Online Dating Travesty
If you read my blog, you already know my thoughts on this. Tinder/Match.com are as unromantic as it gets and definitely not making the already awful dating scene any easier. Let's be real, would you ever have the balls to say half the stuff you message me on Tinder in real life? I don't think so. 

7. The Dating Game aka The Worst Game Ever
I can honestly dedicate an entire post just to this. Why are people so hesitant to be honest with how they feel whether it's to themselves or to other people? If we're more forthright about what we desire, then there will be a lot less game playing. Oh and this texting BS is completely inefficient and the perfect ingredient for miscommunication. 


I found this little snippet on Elite Daily and it accurately encompasses "the dating game."

8. The Wheel
Do you know how many times I've been the 3rd, 5th, and sometimes even the 7th wheel? I've become that "wild single friend" who couples live vicariously through. 

9. The D-Bag
Why haven't we learned anything from Carrie Bradshaw? Why have I, alongside many others, clung to the Mr. Bigs who constantly screw us over when the Aidans would do anything for us and with a bouquet of roses?  















10. The Companionship
Last but definitely not least, I miss the companionship of a partner. Whether it's having someone to watch reality TV with or gossip about office drama, it's comforting to know your lover/best friend will be there when you come home from a long day. A massage doesn't hurt either ;)


Judging by #s 1-3, you must be thinking I'm seeking an indentured servant and not a boyfriend. But honestly, I just want what everyone else wants and/or is afraid to admit. 

PROCLAMATION: I am finally ready for love to find me again and I am not ashamed to admit it. I would much rather be an excellent communicator in person then be a pro at the dating game. There you have it. Take it or leave it. And... let the matchmaking begin! ;)