Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Single Difficulties

At times it`s difficult being single.  

For instance, the other evening on hearing that a colleague was going to be on his own at the weekend, I said to him, "would you like to have Sunday dinner with me as you`re on your own that day".  

He declined.

Thinking about it afterwards, I realised how it could have seemed - a single woman asking a married man to lunch when his wife was away!

In no way was it meant like that, it was just an automatic friendly gesture, to help.  And, although throroughly enjoying living on my own, it is nice sometimes to share a meal with someone and have someone to cook for.

It made me realise as I thought about things, just how much everything seems to be geared up for couples or families, and how difficult it is for a single person to make friends or socialise.

1 comment:

stf said...


but it might also have meant that he was really happy to have a day alone (I know my hubby enjoys that from time to time - and gets to eat exactly what he wants to eat!)

but bless your heart for offering ... and I'm sure it would have been a really nice lunch for you both