When you live alone, you pick up some quirky habits. Sex and the City fans might remember an episode about secret single behaviors -- things you do when you have the house to yourself, like watching infomercials or singing in the shower.
This New York Times article on the freedom and perils of living alone offers a few more suggestions. One woman talks to herself in French and sings Journey songs in the shower. One guy looks forward to the days his girlfriend is out of town, so he can have what he calls, "The Day of Chad."
“I’ve been known to drink Champagne in the shower at 8 a.m.,” Mr. Griffith said. “I’ll play Madden NFL Football for 10 hours straight, eat a French bread pizza for every meal of the day.”
Sounds appealing. Some of my secret single behaviors:
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-- Talking to the TV during my favorite shows and movies. When I am alone, I turn into one of those people who yells at the screen whenever a character does something stupid. I've also been known to sing-along with Glee and quote lines from Downton Abbey back to the screen. -- Cleaning at odd hours of the day or night. I consider this as one of perks of living alone. No one cares if you suddenly decide to clean the bathroom at midnight.
As the article points out, living alone is a skill. You have to have self-control over your eating, sleeping and exercising habits so you don't become a fat slob. But living with someone else and learning to compromise is also a skill. You have to make allowances for the other person's quirky habits and hope that they will accept yours.
What are your secret single behaviors?