Ok, I know I'm completely twisted in the head on this one, so I need someone else to make this thread. Benefits of having a girlfriend: steady sex steady attention Someone to give you a hug when your down, soup when your sick, laugh when your jokes aren't funny, etc. now here is the part where im tweaked. the following is a bit of a rant. Cost of having a girlfriend: monogomy: loss of freedom and stifled sense of adventure. Every day is the same. no new surprises. Loss of that little "who knows?!" spring in your step. Its just not a fair trade for me. If my GF ever said, you can fuck other girls if i can fuck other guys, id consider that a huge bargain. If she said you can fuck other girls, if i can fuck other guys AND you have to take out the trash and clean the bathroom for eternity, that's still a fantastic deal. Don't get hung up on this, I can do monogamy, I'm just saying it comes at a very high cost to me. loss of freedom: in addition to the few things you cant do, there are always a million things you can do that will piss her off obligation: too often you end up doing things you don't really want to do. This doesn't always mean your girlfriend is a complete bitch. I HATE having a schedule. I tell my friends, im going to this place at this time I may stay or may not. join when you want. Call when leaving the house and ill tell you where i am. This drives girls NUTS. I guess I can kinda see it, but that doesn't make me not hate having to come up with a schedule and stick to it. I understand that its a reasonable request by a woman, but when you don't have a girl you can just do what you want. If i say ill probably be home around 2, that's an estimate, not a promise. constant headaches: that completely innocent thing you just said makes me sooooooooooooo angry/sad/hurt/insecure/afraid/offended/insulted/agravated/unsure about this relationship/unsure of your real feelings/etc etc etc etc. Something you had nothing to do with makes me sooooooooooooo angry/sad/hurt/insecure/afraid/offended/insulted/agravated/unsure about this relationship/unsure of your real feelings/etc etc etc etc. you're late... for nothing. there is nothing happening that you missed. you are just later then i thought you would be and that makes me mad. you didnt call... I wanted you to call even though you didn't have any reason to call. but it makes me mad that you didn't call, despite the fact that both of our phones are capable of placing calls. jenny down the block gets more flowers/dinners/diamonds/whatever then me etc etc etc etc. and my personal favorite: claiming that because i am not a huge nagging pain in the ass wet blanket stalker jealous nutjob who cant go a day without talking on the phone and actually try to be cool and make life easy and fun for everyone that i dont really care.