[Bella’s Introduction: In my last post, I posed the question, “Have single people stuck a nail in the coffin of the suburbs?” Surely, many singles have fled the suburbs. Yet some singles love living in suburbia. Today’s guest blogger is one of them. His blog, “Suburban Bachelor,” has the tag line, “Single dwelling among the married.” In the suburbs, he said, “it often feels like I am married, but the wife is never home.” I asked Suburban Bachelor if I could post his list of happy reasons to be single in the land of the married, and I’m delighted that he agreed. Thanks, Suburban Bachelor!]
10 Happy Reasons to Be Single in the Land of the Married
By Suburban Bachelor
Ok, there are way more than just 10, but here is what I came up with in a few minutes of reflection. Off hand, I would say that deciding the move the suburbs was a wise decision.
1. Parking space after dinner time at all the big box stores that I’ve been accustomed to having around me. Always space at restaurants for 2… or 20. ha ha
2. My fellow townspeople are around my age. I don’t feel out of place at all.
3. I can entertain! Ample parking, not as much of an imperative to keep the noise down, space, many of my friends live with their parents in a similar suburban atmosphere. My neighbourhood has a plethora of playgrounds and sports fields within a 5 km radius. Friends who have moved into parenthood, can still come and visit me and their children love to come and visit.
4. I’m ahead of the curve. Many of my married friends have moved to or have their eye on my town. I’ll have the welcome wagon ready and waiting for them.
5. I own my own time, my space and my life. Freeeeee!… Very busy but free!
6. I’m the envy of all of my married friends, especially those with children. Ability to spend time with friends, inspired to set up their own home and career, community work, etc.
7. My housing options aren’t limited to chic but cramped condos, old apartments and over priced singles and semis.
8. It’s quiet. If I want noise, I make it.
9. I’m too busy growing as a person and enjoying life. Unfortunately I don’t have time to sit and contemplate why I am single and living in the burbs.
Can anyone thing of any drawbacks? Let me know by posting a comment.
[From Bella: Hmm, so the list of 10 only includes 9. I guess it is up to you, Single-at-Heart readers, to provide the 10th.]
About the Author: “Suburban Bachelor” describes himself as: “A connoisseur formed among an order of in-the-know elite, I deliver expressive ideas grounded in astute insights & built on enviable experience.” For more about him, click here.
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Have Single People Stuck a Nail in the Coffin of the Suburbs? | Single at Heart (September 13, 2013)
Last reviewed: 13 Sep 2013