I listen to morning talk radio while I get ready for work, and one of the subjects today was the difference in social preference people adopt whether they're single or in a relationship. Read more [+/-]
On the show, those that were in a relationship said they would rather stay home with their significant other (SO) rather than go out to a bar with their single friends. One of the single guys said that if he was in a relationship, he'd always go out due to the fact he had to look at same person all the time (hm.. maybe that's why he's not in one).
One caller called in saying they'd always prefer staying at home with their SO because they'd be bored at the bars (while others play the dating game). Another caller called in saying that her husband is ALWAYS out with his buddies (firemen and their fraternal relationships) and she never gets time with him.
I wondered as I showered if and when I'm with someone, would I go out or stay in? Ideally, I'd probably split it half and half - I like to cuddle and I like to go dancing.
The last part of the discussion they had was that as a couple, people tend to lose their 'single' friends and start making more 'couple' friends. Then I realized that most of the gay friends I had now are in couples. Although I'm pretty certain I won't lose touch with my amazing 'coupled' friends, I started to think about what leads to this diversion. I came up with different social needs - I'd probably enjoy myself more in a social club meeting new, potential dates, where as couples would probably enjoy the company of other couples.
Maybe I need to find more single gay friends? Or find myself a SO. Which is easier to do within 13 days?