7 Little Things You Miss When You’re A Single Girl


I’ve been single for a while and it’s only recently started to bother me a little. I’m pretty sure it’s not about validation; if I need to feel attractive all I have to do is brush my hair and walk around the city for 30 minutes (Pro Tip: If your ever feeling less-than, do this. You’ll get hit on at least every other block. Who cares if half of them are junkies?). Of course I love the support and affection I get from a relationship, but I don’t think I miss having a boyfriend as much as I miss being a girlfriend. Being on my own has made me realize that there are a few things that I personally love to do, and can’t as a single lady.

1. The Reassuring Hug

When a guy is defeated or upset, it’s kind of like seeing a puppy with a broken leg. It’s so, so sad and all you can think to do is embrace him. Feeling like you’re giving him at least a little strength while you prop up his head on your shoulder and rub his back is so nice. Making other people feel better always makes me feel better, too.

2. The Neck Rub

No, not like a massage. It’s almost this little subconscious thing I do. We’re in the car or sitting on the couch and I run my fingers over those little hairs on the back of his neck. It’s comforting to me, and it’s kind of an intimate spot that nobody else really gets to touch.

3. The Surprise BJ

Most of the time, I like giving head. If you’re into it, it can be a really enjoyable experience. Much like some guys like to treat their soul mate to an out-of-the-blue floral arrangement, I have fun throwing in the unexpected blow job during a commercial break or long drive home. There is no unexpected when you’re just a hook up.

4. The Personal Shop

I love gifts. Birthdays will always be a big deal and my kids will get gifts on even the smallest of holidays simply because I love to give them. Now, a lot of guys stress out when they have to find a present and end up wrapping (read: stuffing a dollar store gift bag with) a creepy ceramic cherub for Mother’s Day. I jump at the opportunity to shop for gifts, and more people means more birthdays. Don’t even get me started on wrapping because I love that too.

5. The Strip Tease

The confidence that a new lacy lingerie set can give a girl is astounding. Strutting around in nothing but your Bombshell bra and little black cheekies is absolutely something we can (and do) do alone, but there ain’t no shame in admitting that a horny one-man audience makes it even better.

6. The Squeeze

When you’re in public or a group of people you don’t know that well, you can’t always say out loud what you want to. My fix is that little squeeze when he’s holding my hand to let him know that I know what he’s thinking and I agree. When we’re at dinner and his tipsy uncle says something infuriating, I can give his thigh a little pinch that says “He’s an asshole, but he’s not worth your mom’s hour-long lecture. Complain about it in the car later.”

7. The Bed Picnic

Again, I can eat in bed whenever I want to, but having a guy to do it with makes it more Rom-Com and less Depressing Indie. Plus, that greasy pizza box is coming nowhere near my plush bedding.