While both are great in their own right, we can't deny the huge differences between being single and being in a relationship.
For one, you're suddenly a "we." You'll find yourself using "I" less and less and suddenly saying things like, "We loved last week's episode of Mr. Robot!" or "We love ordering pizza on Thursdays — it's our thing." You've gone from singular to plural in nearly every aspect of your life.
This isn't to say that when you're in a relationship you suddenly want to stop going out all the time, but before, when you were single, going to a bar with your buds always held the possibility of meeting someone. There was an added pressure.
Now it's chill as hell. You've already found someone so why care at all about meeting anyone new?
Ahhhh yes. Remember in your single days when you and your friends would stay out until the wee hours of the morning partying, then end the night in a fast-food joint scarfing down greasy burgers and fries?!
Welcome to a relationship, where "going out" turns into drinking half a glass of red wine and falling asleep on your couch during Avengers. (Totally not speaking from experience..ahem.)
Remember the Hermit Man? Suddenly that scenario doesn't sound so far off from your own life. In fact, it sounds GREAT! Staying in with bae, never seeing sunlight or dealing with the idiots of society again?! Count. Me. In.
7. Kissing Pictures Aren't As Terrible As You Once Imagined
I know, I know. You were all about rolling your eyes and pretending to gag when you came across a kissy/PDA-filled picture on your friend's Instagram. But one day you wake up and nearly have a panic attack when the kissy picture is coming from YOUR Instagram handle! What is this world?!
8. Figuring Out What To Eat For Dinner Is Just...A Whole Thing
Ahhh, perhaps the biggest difference between being single and being in a relationship: the age-old fight over what to have for dinner. When you're single, you can literally eat whatever you want. You don't have to account for someone else's dietary requests!
But when you're in a relationship...oh boy. What should be a two-minute conversation of, "What do you feel like tonight?" "Thai food?" "Sounds good to me!" becomes World War III. Godspeed to you all.
When you're in a relationship, you realize how important it is to designate time to hang out with your friends. Your instinct will be to spend every minute with your other half, but you'll realize quickly how much you miss your gang. Suddenly spontaneous hang outs become scheduled drinks, game nights or outings to a concert.
When you're single, you don't have anyone over your shoulder asking you when something's ready. You can just abandon projects whenever you want! But when you're dating someone, and you're supposed to have repainted that dresser, they're going to wonder why it didn't happen....
11. If You Can Survive Ikea, You Can Survive Anything
When you're single, a trip to Ikea is heaven. You can go and do whatever you want, and there's no anxiety of time/annoyance. But when you're a couple, Ikea becomes a war zone. If you can make it out of there without strangling each other, you can surely make it through anything.