Why Being a Single Man Is Overrated

Very Smart Brothas' Damon Young reflects on half a year of being single and says it's not bad, but it's not everything the beer commercials make it out to be, either.

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Very Smart Brothas' Damon Young reflects on half a year of being single and says it's not bad, but it's not all the beer commercials make it out to be.

The most “interesting” of these “interesting” thoughts? Being a single man is kind of overrated ...

1. It can be very lonely

As a person who wanted to be single, is a natural introvert, and generally enjoys doing things by himself, I’m surprised by how, for lack of a better term, “noticeable” the solitude and loneliness of singledom can be. Even when seeing multiple people and/or having tons of friends, being single means that you are…single, by yourself, and there may be times when you want to have someone around but there will be no one that you want to be around readily available to be around.

2. You have to wear condoms. And, wearing condoms sucks

If you’re one of the 137 people left on Earth who always has protected sex — even if in a long-term, monogamous relationship — just skip this section and move on to #3. Also, I’ve left a plate of gotdamn sugar cookies at the end of this post as a reward for your duty. Please eat them with a gotdamn smile.

Read the entire blog entry at Very Smart Brothas.

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