1. Going to most events alone
I’m cool with flying solo now and then, but just once it would be nice to not attend that Friday night dinner/show/party on my lonesome. “Don’t you have friends?” you’re probably thinking. And so am I. But guess what? I’m old! Almost all of my friends are married. So even if I know people there, usually everyone’s coupled off. Plus, while I love my friends, sometimes I want to go to see my favorite band with, you know: my favorite person.
2. Totally different sleep schedules
Sleeping is my favorite activity, but when dating a waiter, I’m guaranteed to have that sleep disturbed every night when he gets home at some ungodly hour. (Yes, I’m a light sleeper; yes I tried The Pot; no, it didn’t work.) Sorry, call me selfish, but if I have to be up by 7am, I’d prefer not to also be up at 2am. I won’t even get into the sex life part of this, but you can probably do the math to figure out how that one works out.