22 Struggles That Prove Being Single at University Is The Worst
If you are, or have ever been, single at university, you will definitely have faced some, if not all, of these struggles at least once.
1. Being unable to avoid nor believe those rumours about finding your soul mate at university.
how did everyone find their soulmate at uni I'm still tryna find the administration desk from first year
— katie ham (@katee3003) March 7, 2016
2. And having to pretend to be OK with the fact that you haven’t found yours whenever anyone asks.
When you find out all your uni flatmates and coursemates have boyfriends and you're the only single one.. pic.twitter.com/SxHgz5duBM
— JBE (@jaimebeth19) August 5, 2014
3. Especially when you go home and you just know that everyone is slightly disappointed that you’re still single.
Me at my uni every single day: pic.twitter.com/zIqQBXFHPa
— leader of the sheep sect (@changdeol) March 16, 2016
4. Which means you end up actually having to justify being single.
5. Literally seeing couples everywhere you go on campus and feeling personally victimised.
— Lucy (@lucy_jurdi) November 13, 2015
6. And constantly third-wheeling your coursemates all the damn time.
7. Feeling as though your housemates’ partners spend more time in your student house than you do.
WHY IS MY HOUSEMATE'S BOYFRIEND HERE AGAIN?? CAN HE LEAVEEEEEEE
— captain holt stan account (@winemuva) April 14, 2016
8. And that everything they do exaggerates how single you are.
My housemate's boyfriend just came round with a red rose and champagne to surprise her. Meanwhile, I've just made about a gallon of houmous.
— Sabina (@sabinamarr) February 12, 2016
9. Like sitting together, complaining about how cold it is in the house while you’re just there like:
Me whenever I'm in my uni house pic.twitter.com/SRybMf5BRo
— c a r l y (@Carly_Bieber9) January 16, 2016
10. Or forgetting how thin the walls are.
think my housemate and her bf are sexin again. extra distracting lol
— 泥棒 (@ladygagarin) November 26, 2010
11. Or assuming that you’ll be OK with having the single-bed, box room because you’re the single housemate.
12. Unwittingly getting involved in your friends’ relationship dramas.
13. And then being reassured that it must be nice that you don’t have to deal with any of that.
Which isn’t even the case because you are dealing with it second hand through them. Which is probably worse.
14. Hearing people discussing their date plans between lectures and then comparing them with your own.
Single person problems. Taking myself out for food 😞 pic.twitter.com/5dQYULTfnp
— Jess Hawthorn 🕊 (@jesshawthorn) January 23, 2016
15. Or immediately trying to set you up with any and all single people they come across.
16. Constantly enduring people giving you well-intentioned but infuriating advice.
“You’ll be fine” “You’ll find someone soon” “Honestly you’re not missing out on anything I wish I was single”
17. Or being unnecessarily sympathetic when it’s quite literally the last thing you want. Honestly.
18. Because a lot of the time you feel like it’s everyone else who needs reassuring about your single status, not you.
19. Having everyone assume that you’ll get a great degree because not being in a relationship obviously means all you do is work.
20. But then realising that if you don’t do as well as you want to you won’t even have a good excuse.
21. Feeling completely horrified that while you’re simply worrying about graduating, some people are already worrying about moving in together and weddings.
22. Which ultimately makes you feel like this: