Girls with Boyfriends are Boring

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
January 29, 2012

When was the last time you saw a romantic comedy (or even just a comedy) where the lead girl had a boyfriend? How about a sitcom? I’m sure they’re out there (is that show Whitney doing well?), but there’s a reason single girls are the preferred heroines…


Girls with boyfriends are boring.


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At least that’s what I realized after I posted my last entry. I lost two Facebook likes and received no answers to my question.


I get it. I’m not offended. My readers come here expecting fun single stories. Not sappy boyfriend stories. The only thing more boring than a girl with a boyfriend is a girl who’s married. At least girls with kids can share crazy kid quotes/anecdotes. Girls with boyfriends/husbands just have stories about going out to dinner and obsessing about the progression of their relationship.


Here’s the deal. I’m fine with it. I had my time in the sun. Single life was fun and the dates made for good blog fodder, but it’s time for me to be a bit of a snoozer. Now, instead of saying yes to every date request, I have to find non-awkward ways to let guys know I have a boyfriend. Recently, a guy I met before boyfriend-hood texted me and asked if I wanted to get drinks. I replied that I had “acquired a boyfriend.”


OK. So maybe I haven’t mastered the non-awkward part.


I also have the challenge of being sensitive to another person’s needs. Last week I unexpectedly held him captive at my sister’s house for the entire day and I booked a couples trip to Mexico without consulting with him. I may have some work to do on this front as well.


Meanwhile, I’ll do my best not to bore you with BF stories as I figure out the next chapter of this blog.


P.S. It’s Hot Shy Guy – not that anyone asked.  :-D




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4 Responses to “Girls with Boyfriends are Boring”

  1. SoloAt30 Says:

    Wait, I totally want to hear how he took you booking a couple’s trip without you consulting him first! That’s juicy and blog-worthy! :)

  2. Leigh Says:

    Whaaaaaaat? HSG?! But — but — I thought that you decided… I’m so confused. I’m glad to hear it, though, because he seems like someone who really appreciates you.

    I knew you were probably dating someone because you hadn’t posted in so long. But sorry, I had no guesses at all. You completely baffled me!

  3. HSG friend Says:

    Sorry, but girls w BFs are not boring. A talented writer can make watching ants interesting (Thoreau, Hemingway, etc.).

    If that is true, then guys with GFs are also boring, and I’m not ready to accept that yet.

  4. Whitney Says:

    I would also like to add that I don’t find myself boring. : ) Us married women with no kids have time for hobbies…..and that can be interesting. For example, I’d love to tell you about the crazy roller skate night out last night, where I was part of a amoeba-like swarm of linked skaters, squeezing in and out different tangled groups. It was almost better than a roller coaster. Okay, some people might find that boring. Or strange. Point is I’d still like to hear about the weird thoughts and events in your life!