Its Summer & I’m Single


Ever since the thermometer rose above 55 degrees I have been annoyed. I like warm weather, I like wearing little dresses and hanging out in the park. What’s annoying me is that when the weather gets warm, all of the couples in New York City decide to come out of hiding.

When the summer comes, suddenly the city is flooded with pairs of people holding hands on the street, cuddling in the subway and dry humping in the park (no, seriously… I’ve seen it and its not cute). I had to wonder where these couples were during the coldest parts of the year. I mean, when I slip on a cute outfit and then cover it up with three layers of clothing just so I can trudge through the snow to meet my friends for a drink, the train is full of small clusters of single people doing the same thing.

Then I realized that couples don’t go out in the winter because they don’t have to! They stay home. Alone. Together.

Maybe that’s why, when they make their warm weather debut, they are beyond excited to rub it in my face show their coupledom to the world. I guess anyone who’s been inside their apartment since November would be a little overzealous to take their love to the streets and in theory I understand that, but as a single girl in New York City, it makes me sick!

The other day I rode the 2 train from 14th to 72nd street sitting across from a couple who was happy just to play with each others fingers and a fit of rage (and maybe jealousy) took over me. I found their simple affection nauseating and unnecessary even though I love love! I’m happy when my friends find someone and when I see people making each other happy. But these first few weeks of warm weather have been brutal for a girl who isn’t in a relationship.

I had to ask myself if it was the couples that were annoying me or the fact that I’m not in a relationship that’s driving me nuts. I have to be honest, I think its the latter. If given the chance, I would probably be one half of an obnoxious summer couple in a heart beat (minus the dry-humping, ’cause that’s just weird). After all, I shave my legs every other day during the summer and it would be nice to know that at some point someone was going to touch them.

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  • Sarah

    I hate cuddling and touching my husband in the summer…it's too damn hot. LOL

    Maybe that will make you feel better.

    – Sarah @ Return to Sender

  • W

    Question…whatever happened to Kevin??

  • Monique

    Yeah…I get annoyed like Sarah. LOL

  • Tiia Jones

    I now live in Seattle where it rains all the time and, so far, hasn't been warm enough for the PDA to begin. Maybe that's a good thing about moving here!

  • princessvalecia

    It's funny when I'm single or me and my BF are in a rough spot I hate seeing couples all over the place, but when things are good I'm all for a little PDA LOL but honestly it is too hot for that stuff…downright too dang hot!

  • Punky

    UGH I hated that season in NY too!! It was awful! Not because I was single and jealous, but because I was in a relationship and STEAMING with jealousy! My boyfriend lived in California and I only got to see him every few months IF I was lucky (the last year I was there I only saw him twice!)

    So when I'd get on the train or just leave the house I'd cringe at all the lovey dovey couples!

  • dating diva

    This happens in DC too! And when it does I get angry as well. A little PDA is fine, but full on making out/groping in public is not ok.

    -Sweet Dee

  • NikStar

    I get annoyed only because I can't partake in the mushy love fest when I want, but me and my babe are probably one of those people that you all hate. It's not overly mushy, but sometimes we get confused for newly weds lol

    And glad I'm not the only one that takes pics of people on the train lol

  • 2cute4u

    I've been single for so long that those PDAs don't get to me..
    My tip? Lol.. brush past them rudely or do something equally disturbing..
    I love being mischievous!

  • Gina

    I see them all over the place too, but always thought they were all single people on lovely, exciting dates/in the throes of new love/passion/whatever. You know, whatever it is you do when you aren't an Old Married Person spending your saturday afternoons at Lowe's or Home Depot (like me). I guess it all depends on your perception. It's too hot to cuddle in summertime, IMO.

  • Goody

    awww..don't sweat it girlie..

    i am sure you will be back amongst the annoying in love crowd soon..

    me on the other hand..i am just out a 13 yr relationship and the last thing i want to be is bound to another human being..

    for a long time!


  • MsTrendy

    I thought it was better to be single in the summer. I not single but I thought I was going to be single because of a breakup and was excited about it. I was about to have fun lol.

  • Erica Sara

    Happy to know I'm not crazy! This is my first "single" summer in 11 years. Staying far away from the Sheeps Meadow to keep my sanity!

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