Saturday, 27 February 2016

Life: The Perks of being a Pair

I’m constantly seeing posts about the benefits of being a single lady so I thought I’d go the other way and do a little something on the benefits of being in a loving, secure relationship! I feel like I have to write a bit of a disclaimer here and say that I’m not knocking the single life in the slightest  (you go single girls!) but I personally have been so much happier since being in a relationship so thought I’d share 5 of the (less serious) reasons why I love being in a couple so very much! 

There’s always someone there to give you endless snuggles. 
Final year of uni has made me VERY cuddle needy (who am I kidding, I’ve always been needy for cuddles) and having my boyfriend there to give me them whenever I need them has definitely helped me out a lot this year, particularly recently when I’ve been stressed out to the absolute max with uni work! High five to you, boyfriend.

You don’t have to meet takeaway minimum delivery costs by yourself. 
Let’s be realistic: a little person like me isn’t going to buy and eat £12 worth of Chinese food by myself. Having a boyfriend means I only have to spend half the amount that I'd have to if I was buying takeout by myself. Plus, you get free Prawn Crackers and a drink when you spend over £15. It all makes sense. 

You have someone to BLAME for buying takeaway. 
Linking back to my last point: I LOVE blaming my boyfriend for being a bad influence when I order food out when in reality I’m just a little fatty and would have done it anyway. It’s nice to take the guilt off yourself though. 

There’s always someone there for you to moan to/at/about. 
When your housemates leave crap all over the place and you find mouldy carrots down the side of the oven because they’re too lazy to pick things up when they drop them, it’s nice to have someone outside of the equation to moan to. It’s all well and good moaning to your mother about it, but she’s just going to tell you to clean up the mess yourself and quite frankly, why the bloody hell should you? (This DEFINITELY isn’t a regular occurrence in my house…) 

You have someone there for you, no matter what. 
A more serious one to end things. I don’t know what I’d do without the love and support of my boyfriend, he picks me up when I’m down and always knows the right things to say to me. He drives me absolutely mental half the time with his lateness and his ability to sleep ALL THE DAMN TIME but I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

What do you guys love about being all coupled up? Let me know! 



  1. Aw I have the same Colosseum Pandora charm as you! My husband got it for me after our engagement in Rome. This is such a cute post. I love snuggling on the couch with Ross watching Netflix or playing COD together.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

    1. My friend got it for me as a birthday present after I did a summer work placement in Italy! Aw thankyou, glad you liked it! xx

  2. This is SO cute! I've read too many sour grapes writing posts about being single so it's nice to see something so refreshing :) Will be a returning reader for sure < 3

    xx | @Imrose1

    1. Thank you Imogen! I just thought us coupled-up bloggers ought to get our tuppence in once in a while! :) xx

  3. haha Hollie, this post made me laugh so much, especially your thoughts on takeaways. I still blame my now husband for 'making' me order takeaway! A cute post. Li x

    1. Thanks Lianne! I definitely blame my boyfriend for way too much stuff... xx