Doing Couple Stuff as a Single Gal
Why you don’t need to be in a relationship to tackle the big goals in life
I used to think that I would marry a man named Fabio. With my devoted Fabio, I would purchase a house on the Italian Riviera, raise beautiful bilingual children and take whirlwind vacations worthy of magazine write-ups. However, as I plan to spend yet another weekend in my small rent-controlled apartment, I wonder if I should really wait for this mythical Fabio before I start living my dream life.
I don’t want to be among the many women who once felt that major life milestones are only reached when in a married or “nearly married” relationship. Exotic beach vacations, home ownership, even getting a dog, are too often considered couple activities and not designed for the swinging single lifestyle.
I don’t want to sit around and wait for Mr. Right or Mr. Good Enough any longer to start taking action on my life goals. After all, aren’t we the only ones responsible for shaping our future?
My friend Mazz agrees. She decided that we should go on whatever vacations we wanted to regardless of our relationship status. While our friend Alexis started to plan a romantic vacation with her new beau to Rio de Janeiro, Mazz looked at singles resorts along nearby Brazilian beaches. She assured me that single travel to romantic destinations has its perks. In Brazil, one very important one is being free to meet sexy Brazilian men.