We're all constantly surrounded by single people. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who has noticed how many types single people there are. Some are more annoying than others, but they all have something in common - they're cruisin' through life on their own. Some for a long time (or even forever), some just for a wee bit. Not gonna lie, GAG was also one of my main inspirations for this myTake. It's no secret that there are heaps of single folks here :P It's like a beacon for all the single pringles. Why they're single hugely depends on how they approach their love life, as well as their personality sometimes. So, let's dive right in...
The Party Animal
This is the type of single person who just LOVES being single. They're all about that party lifestyle. Their life mainly consists of going out to clubs, getting drunk, hooking up, loud music, maybe doing drugs on an occasion. They basically go by the annoyingly mainstream motto of YOLO. The Party Animal doesn't really need anything else in life as long as they can go to awesome parties and have as much fun as possible. It's usually the relatively young people who belong in this category, since with time a lot of The Party Animals tend to calm down and look for something more meaningful in life. It's not unusual for it to be just a phase.
The Phoenix rises from the ashes of their last relationship to become the best version of themselves. They either work out all of the time, focus 100% on their career, study non-stop, find a hobby they become obsessed with or do anything else of that kind that they know will benefit them in big ways. It's all about their own personal growth as a person. The Phoenix realized that while they were in a relationship they got lazy and comfortable. Now that they're out, they're going to work 10 times harder in EVERYTHING. The Phoenix just has way too many things going on in their life to worry about a relationship. A relationship would just get in the way of all the things they're trying to achieve.
The Reminiscer is someone who dwells too much on the past. You can't date The Reminiscer, cause they still love their ex. It's one thing still having some feelings for your ex, but it's entirely something else when you mention and talk about your ex lover ALL THE FREAKING TIME. The Reminiscer just won't shut up about them. You can have a converstaion about the most random thing, and The Reminiscer will somehow still find a way to bring their ex into it. This kind of single person is basically undateable, it's impossible to date them until they get over it and move the heck on.
The Couch Potato
This type of single person is incredibly lazy. So lazy that they barely ever leave their house. They love to indulge in simple the pleasures of binge watching TV shows and snacking on junk food. They're not interested in going out and socializing. They just can't be bothered putting in any effort in meeting people. It's not rare that The Couch Potatos tend to be socially awkward. It's no surprise that The Couch Potato is single, cause how can you find love if you never even leave your house? Soulmates don't just fall from the sky.
The Timeliner has it all figured it out in the tiniest details. They know the year they're gonna get married and the years they're gonna have children. They even know how many kids they're gonna have and all of the names of all of them. They have already made all of their parenting decisions. The one and only thing they don't know is who the other parent is gonna be. But they wrote it all down, so obviooouuusly it's gonna happen, it has to, no doubt about it. That's how The Timeliner thinks. If The Timeliner is still young, they're taking their time to find the perfect one. But if they're a little bit older and the deadlines are getting closer and closer - anyone will do. The longer The Timeliner is single, the less picky they get.
The Free Spirit
This person values their freedom VERY highly. In The Free Spirit's mind you can either have your independence or a committed relationship. They think that when it comes to this, it's strictly black and white, there's no grey area. Obviously they strongly prefer their independece over being committed to another person. Therefore, The Free Spirit doesn't mind being alone, they actually enjoy it quite a lot. Freedom equals happiness to them. Well, committment isn't for everyone I guess.
The Soulmate Seeker
This person wants true love. Badly. The Soulmate Seeker is definitely a hopeless romantic. They have watched way too many romantic comedies, and they want that same perfect love story. They constantly put themselves out there and do everything they can to find that that perfect other half to complete them. The Soulmate Seeker daydreams a lot about love. Settling isn't their thing, they won't give up till they find that fairytale-like person who will shower them with love, affection, gifts and whatnot, and it will be absolutely beautiful. They believe their soulmate is DEFINITELY somewhere out there.
This one doesn't really care too much about being or not being in a relationship. The Organic simply goes with the flow. The Organic prefers to leave things up to destiny and live their own life rather than hunting for a partner in any methodical or calculated fashion. This type of single person lives by he motto of "if it's meant to be, it will be" and "fate will find a way". The Organic doesn't sweat it, they just take things as they come. Love life... eh... if it happens, it happens, if it doesn't, it doesn't. I suppose you could say that these people are quite laid-back and chill. They don't worry too much about not having a partner right now.
The Workaholic always puts career first. They're extremely career driven, so much so that they have no time and sometimes even no interest in relationships. The Workaholic is basically married to the job and makes passionate love to it non-stop. Career is their main priority in life and almost nothing can change that. They're just super busy people.
The Picky One
This person thinks they're the bomb, which means it takes someone truly extraordinary to capture their attention and their heart. The Picky One refuses to date someone who doesn't check all the boxes in the super long list of what they're looking in a romantic partner. People often call The Picky Ones overly selective, but they often just see it as having high standards. They know exactly what they want and they're going to wait until that person comes along.
The Flinger is all about hookups. It's really hard for them to be in a relationship cause they strongly prefer having sex with lots of people rather than a single one. It's not in their nature to stick to just one guy or girl, which results in them jumping from fling to fling like a super horny bunny. The Flinger wants to experience as many sexual relations as possible with many different people. They like to mix things up, it's exciting for them. They don't want to be tied down.
The Desperate One
This person desperately wants and NEEDS to be with someone. They can't focus on anything else other than finding someone to date. Each of The Desperate Ones has a different reason why they're so desperate. The Desperate One will give anyone a shot, their biggest fear is ending up alone forever. This is the type of person who posts "Forever Alone" memes everywhere and often whines about how nobody wants them. Them being so desperare results in them trying really, really, REALLY hard. The problem with The Desperate Ones are that their desperation can be smelled from a mile away and it's very off-putting, that's why desperation usually only scares people away instead of attracting them.
The Fatalist is completely done. The Fatalist has given up. The Fatalist tried out the whole relationship thing, got hurt really badly and now can't be bothered to get themselves into such disasters ever again. The Fatalist hates love (often even stops believing in it) and anything that has to do with it. This person sees themselves as a realist, they don't see the point if all relationships end up with a breakup or divorce anyways. The Fatalist just wants to protect their heart from all the potential heartache. A lot of them become very bitter. They will never want a relationship cause relationships suck, apparently.
Of course these are not ALL the types of single people out there, there's more that have not been listed. But I believe these are the most common ones.
Which one are you? 😈