Even though I’ve been in a relationship for quite some time, I still make sure to spend plenty of time with my single girlfriends. I seriously have some of my best times with them. There’s an energy about single people—maybe it comes from seeking “the one.” Maybe it comes from having nobody to answer to at the end of the day or coordinate schedules with. I just think un-attached women have this wonderful buzz about them. I want to soak it up. I love my boyfriend, and our settled—admittedly quiet—life together. I love our routines, our go-to restaurants, and the wonderful support system we’ve built with each other. But I refuse to be someone who only hangs out with other couples. I think I’d be doing myself a huge disservice, and so would you. Here is why if you’re married or in a serious relationship, your single friends are so important.
The stories are great
The stories alone are just so entertaining. What happened with the guy they hooked up with at the zoo? What’s going on with that dude who lives out of town but visits once a month? What’s up on Tinder? Single friends have the best stories.