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Hassles Of Being Single

Freedom and independence are wonderful gifts from the single life. But being single carries its downsides too, some real, some about what other people think. A sampling:

Hassles Of Being Single
Hassles Of Being Single
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1. Housing hardships: You’re asked if you can really afford such a big flat. What your suspicious landlord really means: "Your boy/girlfriend will be coming over, right? What will that do to my reputation?" Even homeowners can be harassed by myopic residential societies.

2. Logistics to balance: You may need to take time off work to deal with plumbers, the gas man, sometimes even shopping.

3. The buck stops: With you. Whether you’re in an emergency or simply grappling with a decision, you’re alone. You can call, but single women can find it hard to cope with cops.

4. Overtime abuse: Bosses are more likely to keep you late at work if they think you haven’t a partner (or worse still, children) to go back to.

5. You’re up for ‘it’: Why do so many people think ‘single’ means ‘available’? Especially if you’re a woman, you’ll face passes and appalling jokes.

6. Homohypothesis: Insist on staying single and people will speculate wildly. It does not matter whether you’re actually gay,...

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