20 October 2011

Secret single behavior

By: Jessica B.

What what? That’s right, time for another edition of Single Girl Confidential, my super awesome joint project with the lovely Arielle. Let’s see, to date, we’ve posted about topics relevant to singles, such as honest online dating profiles, why being single makes me fat and my take on a recent Times’ Modern Love column.

So what’s next? Secret single behavior. Time to pull back the curtain to Oz and disclose some of my quirky behaviors that I will admit I do as a singleton but would not do in a relationship.

Alright, time to dish:

  • Shoe fashion shows – I have a lot of shoes that I don’t wear. Mostly because of my flats preference, but sometimes, even when I’m wearing PJs, I put those sky high black suede pumps on and strut around the apartment. Literally, just strut. Like a pony
  • Boy band dance parties/concerts – I love playing loud music when I cook or clean my apartment. And sometimes that turns in to a boy band dance party/sing-a-long with a nice tone deaf edge. NSYNC doesn’t sound any¬† better with a tone deaf screech
  • Shower/clothing optional – Yeah, when you have no one to dress up for and if you’re only going out in your neighborhood, I dedicate a day to shower optional and make sure there is a little “level of clothing” optional time too. It’s healthy and reminds me why I need to keep working out :)
  • Objectifying men – This is one of my favorites. To keep my mind sharp, I try to objectify at least one man a day. Sometimes, I have to double up if I’m working from home or can’t find someone good. And sometimes, my objectification is cleaner than others, depending on my mood. Also, if they smell good, I may lean in a bit to give them a sniff. Wasting a chance to sniff a nice smelling man is a terrible thing.

In hindsight, these seem a bit tame. Guess I’ll have to up my game. But before I go out on weekends or if I go out on a date, I do make sure my clothes are picked up because if someone is invited up and a bra is laying on the bed again, that’s not a good first impression.

Be sure to check out Arielle’s post too about her Secret Single Behaviors. One is really hilarious.

Single Girl Confidential signing off for now.


  1. I don’t think I have that many but I am a singer while I get ready and cook. And I do enjoy not wearing pants in my apartment and I’m also a clean up before I go out kinda girl too!

  2. Lil' Woman says:

    I’m married and Big Man will forever have to deal with my NSync themed car rides that include high range sing alongs, including their Christmas album :)

  3. I wish I was half as good at objectifying men as they are to women! my single behavior includes blasting & belting along to original cast recordings from broadway shows and dedicating entire weekends to being shower optional & glued to the couch watching shows on the DVR.

  4. cantaloupe says:

    The not showering one is my worst one. Because sometimes it’s not just one day…

  5. I have a lot of the same behaviors. Even though I am married, I still partake in these when the hubby is out!!

  6. katelin says:

    dude i love the boy band singalongs. the best music to have a dance party to, haha.

  7. allison says:

    You make me laugh!

    I always blare pop music – and the 90s had some great boy bands. Let’s not forget about that. I also always wear boyshort underwear with a tank top. All the time. I’m not a big proponent of clothes. My friends will echo that.

  8. Arielle says:

    The only one of these I really don’t do is objectify men. You will have to teach me the ways when you come to NYC. :)

  9. Like they say in Sex and the City…your SSB! I agree abouy boy band dance parties- my bff’s and I play Bieber lol

  10. mandy says:

    Single girl, long distance high five for these behaviors. I agree with them. Since its just me here in my apartment, I am all about being bra optional and on the weekends I generally have pajama days at least once every few weeks.