I’ll take one live-in boyfriend, ASAP

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
January 29, 2010

For the first time in a long time, I’m seeing the up-side to having a serious, live-in boyfriend.

If you had seen the charming, one-bedroom bungalow I stumbled across while apartment hunting, you would understand.

What. Did you think I wanted someone to keep me warm at night? That’s what 2nd comforters are for. I’m talking about hardwood floors, a walk-in closet and a lemon tree in the backyard garden.

It occurred to me today as I stood in my unattainable dream apartment. This is one main thing that girls with serious, live-in boyfriends have over us single. approachable. girls., low rent on great one-bedroom apartments. And it doesn’t work with two-bedroom apartments because I could share one of those with any old person. I would need someone that I don’t mind sharing a bed with to make this happen – that is where the picture of me in this apartment begins to fade.

Let’s look at the math: The yellow bungalow in Santa Monica is $500/month over my apartment budget, but if I could split it with my insta-live-in-boyfriend, it would be $400/month UNDER by apartment budget. That’s at least $400/month that coupled-off girls get to spend on nice clothes, gym memberships and expensive, healthy food. As the single girl around town, don’t I need all of those things more than the girl that has already wrangled some guy to be in charge of taking out the trash?

This seems unfair, somehow.

Since I’m way too particular about who shares my sheets, I suppose I’ll just have to be content with maxing out my renter’s budget on a lesser one-bedroom and see how far I get without my own freshly-picked lemons.



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