Posted by: GeekHiker | March 22, 2009

Sometimes, Single Sucks

Tonight I managed to secure some (admittedly) free tickets to a very cool event. Off went emails to friends and acquaintances.

Some didn’t respond. Some did, but had other plans. And some were interested in going, but ultimately had to cancel.

And on one level, that’s perfectly fine.

And on another, it really, really bites.

If you were to ask me what, on a regular basis, sucks about being single, I could name a couple of things. One of those is that you find yourself sometimes missing having that constant, or nearly constant, guaranteed activity partner.

Obviously, I don’t let it stop me. I came to the event anyway and I’m enjoying it.  In fact, I’m blogging from it now.

Still, I gotta say: every so often, it bugs, you know?



  1. You know I know how much it sucks – unfortunately, I know all too well.

    If I lived on the same coast, heck, I would’ve gone with you 🙂

    Where’d you go?

  2. Yes. But I don’t recall you asking me! Okay, okay, I’m being Monday morning belligerent. I hate when people cancel. I never ask those people again (unless they have some sort of legit medical or kid-related reason).

  3. hmmmm … and event that gave you access to the tubes. What kind of geeky event did you go to? 😉

  4. I’m with you in that it was a pain in the butt sometimes but also that I tried to just go on my own as much as I could: can’t always wait for others.

  5. That is annoying! It is nice to know that there’s someone to be your plus one but I’m glad you’re having fun! I’m curious as to where you went!

  6. That drove me crazy when I was single too. I just wanted someone to do cool stuff with. For awhile, the best solution I could come up with was to hang out with my ex all the time. But I don’t recommend that.

    What was the event, anyway?

  7. I can’t believe you didn’t tell us the event! Sorry you had to go by yourself but I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  8. i don’t know dude. through 12 years together my man was very rarely a guaranteed activity partner. hhmmm, i guess that’s why we’re not together anymore – hehe

  9. I’m with Dingo. How the hell are you gonna do all this buildup and NOT TELL US THE EVENT?!?!?

  10. like concerts, you can go alone and enjoy it but it’s really cool to have someone to make remarks with.

    Now what was the event funny.

  11. Having a spouse/partner does not guarantee a firm date. Pat is fairly anti social and bails all the time. What are you gonna do right? No ones perfect.

  12. East Coast Teacher – I know you would have. *grin*

    Mrs Chuck Bartowski – I always say I’m never gonna ask again… but I always end up breaking down. No spine when it comes to these things, I tell ya.

    Homer-Dog – Actually it was in the out-of-doors. I was surprised I had reception!

    Just A Girl – And I didn’t, you’ll note…

    Ruby – Heh, I so rarely have to even think in terms of “plus one”

    Mel Heth – It’s not the “driving crazy” part, it’s the “why aren’t I used to this” part…

    Dingo – But the event wasn’t the point of the post…

    BlakSpring – Maybe you have the advantage over me, having seen it from the other side…

    Ms. H – See my comment to her, my friend…

    Narami – Exactly!

    BackPackerMomma – Never said it was a guarantee, but it is a hell of a lot more likely than in my current state…

  13. That does suck! But even if you have a sig. other, it doesn’t always guarantee you a date…

  14. Careful what you wish for.

    Because once you have that person, you’ll start itching for a bit of personal space for your “me time”. Trust me.

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