Things About Living Solo In Adulthood That Are Too Relatable

When you’re young, you live with your family all the time. When you hit college, you move out and start to live with a roommate or five. For the years after, you might live with a roommate, but everyone eventually finds themselves living in their own place.

There are some major ups and a handful of downs to living alone, and these people sum it up pretty well.

I Wonder Who Would Find Me First…

If something terrible were to happen to me. I'd like to think whoever found me would say
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @lukejohnsonpoet

When I inevitably die alone in my overpriced studio apartment, I wonder if it will be my neighbor who blasts EDM at 3 a.m. on Wednesdays or the building management team who finds me first.

This Fearful Moment

empty toilet paper roll on holder
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Photo Credit: Reddit / CanuckleHead92

There’s nothing worse than living alone and sitting on the toilet only to turn to the side and see this. You can’t ask for help or even blame someone else for it: you’re the cause of your own misery.

It’s The Real Struggle

Is it acceptable to get married just so I have someone to zip up my dresses for me? #livingalone
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @mohaganymuse

Living alone is all fun and games until you’re already running late while getting ready to go out and you can’t reach the zipper on the back of your dress.

I Also Do Makeup Tutorials In The Mirror

Does anyone else ever pretend you have a cooking show when you're making dinner and just narrate what you're doing? #livingalone
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @stacie_313

I never used to talk to myself until I started living alone. Now, I hold full conversations with myself and also imaginary talk show hosts? Is this normal, or should I see a professional?

You Do Stupid Things And No One Can Correct You

This morning I cracked an egg and it was a double yolk and I was like cool, 2nd on I got double and then i'm like WOAH, 3rd egg I was like ??? 4th I was like WHAT ARE THE OODS and then I read the box (photo of 8 egg yolks floating in whites in a bowl and then carton that reads
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @kimberleyleland

You can at least bounce ideas and questions off of a roommate, but when you’re living by yourself, you have to rely on your own barely functional brain cells to figure things out.

No More Searching For The Remote

The best thing about living alone is knowing you'll find something exactly where you left it.
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @TboozeSA

Truly, it’s nice to know that I will never have to look for my television remote, cookware, and other items because there is no one else around to put them away in the wrong place.

Why Is It So Hard?

Some days I feel like a strong, independent woman.  Other days I spend half an hour trying to open a pickle jar. #livingalone
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @bellacooper37

I truly believed I would never need a man until I came across a jar that I couldn’t open and then I started swiping on Bumble again. However, a life hack: run the jar under hot water for 30 seconds and then try to open it.

A Nice Little Candlelit Dinner For One

bowl of spaghitti with sauce, lit candle, bottle of sunny d, and book on a table
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Photo Credit: Reddit / ix3ph09

A pro of cooking for one: you don’t have to try and impress anyone with your cooking. The bad part is that, with no one to judge you, you’ll end up drinking Sunny D.

Peace And Quiet 24/7

The best part about living alone is silence.. silence every single time you want it.
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @Simplyyyycee

If I don’t have anyone else over, I can exist in my own blissful silence. No unwanted conversations, no tolerating someone else’s television show in the background—I mean, unless you have a noisy neighbor.

Nobody Has To Know…

meme of guy labeled
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Photo Credit: Reddit / silyriash

If I want to eat ramen noodles for every single meal of the day, that’s my choice and there’s no one around to judge it. One time, I lived off a bag of oranges for three days straight.

Bulk Goods Last Forever

It's really insane that buying a 12 pack of toilet paper today means I won't need to do it again until sometime in the fall #livingalone
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @Courknob

Possibly the best purchase I have ever made in my life was buying the giant toilet paper pack from Costco. It’s been a year and a half and I still have a few rolls left.

So Much Responsibility

I'm tired of being the only one who cleans, pays all the bills, cooks every day, and does the dishes in this house. I am the backbone of this family. I live alone, but still
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @JasMoneyRecords

There’s so much responsibility in being the only one living in a place: I have to pay for the whole internet bill and the electricity? No one else is around to mop the floors sometimes? Awful.

It’s You Against The Fictitious Murderer In Your Head

me after watching fake horror movies: scared in bed vs. me after watching true serial killer documentaries: sleeping peacefully
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Photo Credit: Reddit / Formal-Cycle-1113

I cannot watch a horror movie by myself in my apartment because then, as I’m trying to sleep, I know that I alone would have to fend off the paranormal demon in my room.

This Is My Main Form Of Entertainment

do you ever bring your pet up to a mirror and you're just like
Photo Credit: Reddit / letmesniffcattoes
Photo Credit: Reddit / letmesniffcattoes

My cat is so sick of me. First of all, I hold full conversations with her when she’s just trying to nap. Secondly, I’ll pick her up while she’s sleeping just to hold her up to the mirror and say, “This you!”

It’s The Only Way I Feel Truly Accomplished

Ever get naked while doing laundry to make sure every piece of clothing you own is clean? #livingalone
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @JacobRossConner

Is there anything more disappointing than when you spend a whole day doing laundry and then, after everything is put away, you have to drop the clothes you were wearing into the hamper proving that laundry is never truly complete?

I Am A Whole Family!

family size oreo pack with meme of person saying,
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How would you define family? One could argue it’s everyone living in a single household, meaning that I personally qualify as a family, and therefore it’s okay that I ate the family-size chip bag.

Then Again, Your Mess Is Yours Alone

No one here to judge me, but nobody else could have gotten popcorn kernels in the bathroom #livingalone
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @LadyOfOldBoots

I’m not saying that you should be messy if living alone, but it’s nice to know that no one will be inconvenienced or angry with me if I don’t immediately wash the dishes after cooking.

How Successful Have You Been, Though?

I literally just said the words
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @sarahdearstyne

Does living alone with only a pet for company mean that, somewhere along the line, you think that it’s totally normal to communicate with Fluffy as if they’re a person? The answer is yes.

It’s So Much More Expensive

millennials looking for a house in the city be like: oh wow, windows! I don't think I can afford this place
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Photo Credit: Reddit / yugiohyugioh

Living alone is undeniably way more expensive than living with roommates or a partner. Suddenly, you’re paying almost twice as much as someone who splits rent, and frankly, rooms with good natural lighting are pricey.

Then Again, I’d Never Trade It

I have an uncle who responds to text messages after two months, no one knows where he lives exactly, and he shows up when he wants to. He is one of my role models
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @_ItsTeekay

Sure, there are a couple of downsides to living alone, but there’s something so sweet about only being accountable to yourself and not having to live by someone else’s terms that is so glorious.