Have you ever lived alone?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How long did you live alone?
    Never, always shared home with either family, my children, roommates, significant other or spouse. : (44 votes)
    27 %
    One to two years : (46 votes)
    28 %
    Three to five years : (48 votes)
    29 %
    Six to ten years : (18 votes)
    11 %
    Ten to fifteen years : (8 votes)
    5 %
    More than fifteen : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 31
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    I lived on my own for a year after university and it was very lonely… I didn’t have any friends in the area I moved to and it was hard to get out of town friends to visit/go out with me. After that year I moved to the downtown core and got a roommate! 

    Next I will be moving in with my boyfriend after we get engaged! 

    Post # 32
    819 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    I lived alone for five years while in graduate school. I really enjoyed the freedom. While I missed my boyfriend (we were LD during this time), I didn’t really feel lonely because I am strongly introverted and borderline asocial, so my needs when it comes to social interaction are pretty minimal.

    Post # 33
    7905 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I had some good times living alone! It was probably about 7 years. I lived alone all through grad school and through most of postgrad training though midway through that I started dating Darling Husband. He didn’t move in till towards the end after we got engaged though. 

    Post # 34
    9578 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I’ve had periods without a housemate, but only because they were out of town for extended periods.. so 3 months here or there, but never had my own place.

    Post # 35
    4924 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    I lived alone for 3 years and I LOVED IT! was an amazing time in my life- the freedom! Happily married now but I will always cherish the time I had to get to know myself fully, separate from anyone


    Post # 36
    6507 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I spent about six years living alone, and I LOVED it. I Got my own apartment my third year of university, and spent the time until about a year before my wedding living by myself. I lived in Chicago and Boston as well as my home state, and I wouldn’t trade that time for anything.It’s a whole lot easier to “find” yourself when there’s no one else in the way!

    Post # 37
    7 posts

    I lived alone for about three years after college.  I had just moved across the country, leaving family and friends behind for a new job.  I was never one to feel comfortable living with just any random person (my first year roommate in college was a challenge and I’m also fairly shy) so I rented my own one-bedroom apartment.  I did get a cat to keep me company, and having my cat around to cuddle with kept me from feeling too lonely.

    I started dating my fiance about 2 years into living alone and I was MORE than ready to move in together a year into our relationship.  I love living with him, but I’m glad that I got that chance to be on my own for a bit and figure out who I was and what I wanted.


    Post # 38
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Yes, but only for a year or so. I like living alone…nice and quiet!

    Post # 39
    2989 posts
    Sugar bee

    tiffanybruiser :  Oh shit, are adults not supposed to eat PB out of the jar at 2am? I’m blaming the pregnancy hormones then!

    Post # 40
    1004 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I just calculated that from between ages 18 to 27, ive lived alone about 4.5 years. It was great. No one else to deal with. I’ve been both single and in a relationship both during the time. When I was single i of course did my own thing, hung out with whoever, was always on the go. When I dated someone during the time, It’d be a mix of free nights vs “do you want to hang out and stay over here,” etc.

    Nothing against living alone! Sometimes I enjoy it when Darling Husband is away and it’s just me and the animals.

    Post # 41
    6231 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I lived entirely alone for about 4 years (my senior year of college and then for 3 years after grad school). Other than that I lived with family and/or roommates. I like living communally but I’ve never wanted to live with a male partner.

    Post # 42
    1170 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Never.   I live in SF Bay Area, too expensive to live alone. 

    Post # 43
    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: Waterbury,CT

    I never lived alone until my mom passed in 2015-didn’t really like it.I lived by myself until last spring,when I met my FH.We were traveling back and forth from NJ to CT until this past May,until he moved up here for good to be with me,and we moved in together.We get along great,and couldn’t be happier together.I can’t wait to be his Mrs.!

    Post # 44
    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I lived alone for a year in college and LOATHED it. Absolutely hated the solitude. People make me happy 🙂

    Post # 45
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Carolsays : I lived with my mum until I was 16, a friends family from 16-18, a housemate from 18-19, lived with Fiance and housemates from 19-24 and just Fiance from 24-now (26).  In other words, I’ve never lived alone haha.

    It’s actually one of my life regrets.  I wish I had moved into my own little apartment or unit when I was 18, but I didn’t really have the funds.  I wish I’d had that me time before I met Fiance, but I get plenty of time to myself and I love living with Fiance so we can’t have everything I suppose 🙂 

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