Pros + Cons of Singledom (plus fashion things)

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Firstly, can we appreciate the aesthetically pleasing nature of this Thirties art deco bus station at Seaton Carew beach? I've been doing some scouting for good North East shoot locations recently – so stay tuned for more – but this is definitely a great start. I'm glad it looks as good in these photos as it did in the ones I found on Insta (ye Insta is the primary tool of all the research in my life – restaurants, bars, hotels, potential boyfriends etc).

Anyway, on a similar subject to the latter point, and following on from my previous Valentine's/Galentine's fashion post, I thought I'd discuss the pros and cons of being single because this past year has been the most single year of my life, and, overall, I've loved it tbh. 

(If you want to skip the chat and go straight to the 'similar items' fashion widget, scroll all the way to the bottom!)

Style blogger in pink coat, leopard print skirt, white boots outside retro building

Pros


  1. You don't have to worry about being in the wrong relationship when you're not in one (been there, done this... & I think tbh it's put me off relationships in general lol)
  2. You can do what you want, when you want and never have to watch/talk/think about football if you don't want to
  3. Every night out is slightly more exciting cos you could meet the love of your life (not that this has happened to me or any of my friends literally ever but y'know)
  4. You can avoid shaving your legs for weeks (months) and no one will know/care
  5. All that money you were going to spend on their birthday/Christmas/Valentine's gift? FAB news guys – you can spend it all on yourself now. Get yourself to your nearest Mac counter

Style blogger in pink coat, leopard print skirt, white boots outside retro building
Style blogger in pink coat, leopard print skirt, white boots outside retro building
When you remember you can spend all your money on yourself

Cons: 

  1. No Boyfriend of Instagram means roping friends/your mum into taking photos like these for you
  2. You don't get the gifts mentioned above (kinda sad, but kind of not because you know yourself better anyway, hopefully, so just buy your own with the spare $$$)
  3. FAMILY GATHERINGS. Especially as you get to your mid-twenties (poor me), people will ask you about your relationship status and being single is never met with enthusiasm for some (out-dated) reason
  4. You don't have a go-to plus one to attend events with when you just don't want to go on your own because you cba socialising with lots of strangers constantly and holding the conversations all on your own (is this weird? It's tiring!)
  5. No one is buying you gig tickets. This really should be higher in the list tbf.


Style blogger in pink coat, leopard print skirt, white boots outside retro building

Overall, although this has been tongue-in-cheek, I do think it's important for us all to celebrate being single a little bit more, because there are so many plus points. Obviously, if you're in love -– that's great, but if you're not in the perfect relationship, it's an amazing opportunity to really enjoy being young, spending time on yourself and fitting in all those experiences that may not be possible or totally appropriate once you're more settled. I almost definitely wouldn't have gone travelling if I was in a relationship and I'm so glad for all the things I've experienced as a result singledom. You're only young once pals!x




Alternatively, if you're totally over single life, hang outside the gent's and hope for the best...*

North East Fashion blogger outside retro toilets


Obviously close your eyes à la myself as this will also be a MASSIVE help.

*JK do not do any of this pls
         
       
         
       
     






















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