Los Angeles Matchmakers | Top 6 Pitfalls of Being Single in LA

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The single life is portrayed as fun and carefree, but anyone who is single in LA knows that’s not how it is in real life.  Those who have been single for a while know there are many disadvantages to the single life.  Yes, you have your independence and plenty of freedom, but you don’t have someone to spend your life with.  Being single means having to do everything in your life on your own and a lot of spending lonely nights at home.

Today, our Los Angeles matchmakers here at Los Angeles Singles Dating Service will show you the disadvantages of being single in LA.

1. There’s no one to share anything with.

Life is pretty boring for most people.  As sad as it sounds, there isn’t much going on every day.  It’s the same routine day in and day out.  But once in a while something spectacular happens and you just can’t wait to share the news with someone.  But remember that you’re single, so you have no one to share anything with.  Well, maybe your brother, sister, parents, or your furry little friend who loyally welcomes your home each night.

You don’t have a significant other who is waiting with a celebration meal and bottle of wine at home.  You don’t have a partner to pat you on the back and suggest a night out on the town to celebrate your accomplishments.  Even if something embarrassing happens, you still have no one to tell and share a good laugh with.  Unfortunately, this is a common scenario for many singles in LA.

2. The big bed gets old fast.

Okay, so your relationship ended and you’re looking forward to stretching out on your king size bed. Woo hoo! You have the whole bed to yourself.  You finally get to extend those legs and even sleep sideways if you want.  You have all the blankies and pillows to yourself.  But after a few nights of being all alone in your king size bed, you realize you’re missing someone to share your bed with.

Sleeping alone isn’t the way it’s portrayed in the movies, especially when winter rolls around.  If you live in a colder climate, you know exactly what we’re talking about here.  Those chilly nights get even colder when there’s only one person in the bed.  No matter how many blankets you have, nothing beats a warm human body to cuddle up with.

3. Are you still single?

Here comes the much-dreaded question you hate hearing all the time.  Family, friends, and coworkers will ask you why you’re still single.  But what they really mean is, why haven’t you found love?  Whether anyone wants to admit it or not, being single in LA comes with a stigma.  People will think there is something wrong with you since you can’t find someone to share your life with.

They will try to make sense as to why you’re over 35 and still single.  You will have to justify your single status, stay strong, and convince them that there is nothing wrong with you.

4. You crave affection.

As much as you hated your ex smothering you every time you walked through the door, you miss it now.  Movie nights on the sofa will never be the same because now you’re watching movies on your own.  You dreaded your ex taking more than 80% of the bed every night, but now you wish they were back in bed with you now.  When you’re single, you suddenly miss all the lovey dovey things (and not so lovey dovey things) they used to do.  In fact, right now you wish you had any type of physical connection.

Sure, Fido is there to greet you as you walk in the door from work, but there’s no one to hug or cuddle with.  As professional matchmakers, we know that as humans, we’re designed to receive affection, and when we don’t have it, we crave it.  When you’re single, there is no one to give you love and affection.

5. Your social circle shrinks.

So you announce on Facebook that you’re back to being single.  Without a doubt, all your single friends are the first to like and love this status.  They’ve been single their whole lives and have been waiting for this moment forever.  They can’t wait to get you back out on the town for some drinks and good times.

The first few weekends of your new single status will be the most exhilarating times you’ve had in a while.  Hopping from bar to bar, listening to groovy music, and checking out local singles makes you feel like you’ve been missing out.  Boy, you’re really starting to get used to all this fun and excitement.

But your friends suddenly start dropping like flies.  First, Mark gets a girlfriend, then Tori gets a boyfriend.  The next thing you know, you’re the only single one left.  As you get older, this scenario happens more and more.  The longer you stay single, the more friends you lose.

6. Getting sick is the worst.

When you’re in a relationship, your partner might as well dress like a doctor or a nurse because that’s exactly what they become when you get sick.  It’s nice to have someone to take care of you when you’re feeling under the weather, right?  Too bad you took those days for granted because now you’re single, lonely, depressed, and sick.

Your prescription is ready to be picked up, but you’re sick as a dog and can’t even get out of bed.  Your cup of tea needs refilled, but you can barely move.  The days of having a partner take care of you like you were in the hospital are long gone.  You no longer have someone to help you get through these illnesses.  Oh, yeah, this is what it’s like to be single.

Being single in LA isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be in the Hollywood movies, take it from us, the #1 matchmaking service in Los Angeles.

If you’re tired of being single in LA, contact our Los Angeles matchmakers today.  The consultation is free, and the dates won’t disappoint.  Simply fill out the secure survey at the top of the page to reserve your FREE matchmaking consultation with our Los Angeles matchmakers today!