Some of the differences between being single and being taken are totally obvious. For starters, when you're in a relationship, there's this person who seems to want to hang out with you and follow you to activities like bars, restaurants, and the movies — and you seem to want to do the same thing to them.
That's definitely the main difference.
But what about the more subtle disparities between the single life and the relationship life, including how you spend your time, what your home looks like, and how much money you have in your wallet?
These hilarious memes show the difference between the two, and they're all totally relatable for anyone who is (or has ever been in a relationship). As it turns out, going from single to being in a relationship (and maybe, sadly, back to single again) changes your life more than you may suspect. This post goes out to anyone who may have been affected by the harsh realities of #22.
#1. Life goes by a lot slower when you're with the one you love.
Then again, this might just reference the fact that your significant other won’t let you drive very fast.
#2. Phone conversations take on a whole new life.
You know you’re in love when you spend hours on the phone, but realize you don’t actually talk that much during that time — you’re too busy co-watching a show or making dinner in separate apartments.
#3. This is very true, unfortunately.
When it comes to dating, it often feels like feast or famine. As soon as you get paired up, that’s when everyone seems to take notice.
#4. This comic only further illustrates that point.
Seriously, guys: You couldn’t have bought me a drink before my boyfriend was around to do it? I’d have saved thousands.
#5. Shopping now comes with a second opinion.
But don’t worry, most of the time it’s a second opinion that you desperately need. You’ll thank her later.