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 # 46
    5886 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I lived alone for about 2-3 years before getting married (well, actually half of it was after getting married but waiting to get my visa!).  Before that I’d always lived with roommates (or family) and I figured that I wnated to experince what it was like to live totally on my own before my Darling Husband and I got married.  

    I loved living on my own.  I got to have everything just how I liked it, and could do whatever I wanted in the space.  So much freedom.  Of course, I love living with my Darling Husband more!  And living with a roommate was good for lots of reasons too (my 4+ year roommate and I became very good friends and he saved me a TON of money!), but living on your own is a great experience IMO.  

    My Darling Husband, on the other hand, tried living on his own and HATED it.  He only lasted a few months before he got a roommate. He was too lonely.

    Post # 47
    5886 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    Post # 48
    2005 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I lived alone for about 6 months. Roommate went crazy and moved out. I loved that time. It was really good for me. 

    I lived with a another roommate for a year. 

    Post # 49
    1371 posts
    Bumble bee

    I moved out at 21 after I finished university and lived on my own until I met my husband 10 years later. Even though I dated other people prior to him and was even engaged once before to someone else, I still lived on my own. I enjoyed that time in my life very much and loved the independence and having my own place. I really feel this helped me to grow and mature into the person I wanted to be.

    Post # 50
    9197 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i was supposed to live alone for 6 months when i bought my house. i was having some work done to it (new carpet, hard wood floors, paint, new cabinets in kithen, gut and redo mater bath, and put a bathroom in the basement) but the work took a little longer than expected.  my bf at the time, now husband was planning on moving in during a certain months. but since the work was a little delayed, i lived on my own for 3ish months before he moved in with me.

    so no option in your poll.  3 months it was. 

    Post # 51
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Yep and I absolutely LOVED it, I am so glad I took that time because I will never get it back!

    Lived on campus in college in dorms and on campus apartments with 3-4 women for 5 years, then moved back in with my parents after graduation. I saved all my income and bought a house a few years later, I was 25. While my Darling Husband and I were dating at the time, it had only been a year so we didn’t even think of him moving in with me. I lived alone for ~2 years until he finally moved in when we were ready for that step in 2014. 

    After living in dorms with 3 people crammed in, and with messy women, loud women, and my parents who are amazing but have their own TV / kitchen routines, it was WONDERFUL to cook what I wanted, watch what I wanted, etc. Most nights were spent with me dancing around my kitchen listening to the Beatles learning to cook, drinking wine. It was scary the first few nights there alone but 100% the best decision I ever made! 

    Post # 52
    2527 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I lived alone for a few months. My roommate at the time had moved out to move to a different city. Honestly, I really enjoyed it. I am a very outgoing person but I also really value my alone time. 

    Post # 53
    1258 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I lived alone my first year out of college in an apartment because Fiance (then bf) wasn’t ready to get a place with me since he had loans. It went ok except that I was quite lonely. I love living with my Fiance and dog!

    Post # 54
    38 posts

    Carolsays :  Lived alone for a little over 9 years & loved it! Never wanted roommates and did not have a serious enough relationship during that time to warrant anyone moving in with me. I know it’s not for everyone, but it taught me so much about myself and I wouldn’t give it up for anything.

    Post # 55
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2021 - Massachusetts

    I lived alone for about a year. I miss it so much, but I had to move closer to my job at the time. Now I can’t afford to rent on my own. 31 and moved back in with my parents so I can save up money for my OWN condo. SIck of renting, sick of room mates. Its impossible to rent and save enough to buy a place in my area unless you are living at home. It sucks but it’s only for a year!

    Post # 56
    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I lived alone post-college until I met my ex and then after my divorce. I loved it. There’s nothing like being able to do exactly what you like, when you like, and no one will know. Lol. I definitely feel that I would have missed out on a great experience had I not ever lived alone. When the time was right, I moved in with my Boyfriend or Best Friend and love that, too. Different phases in life.

    Post # 57
    3789 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

    I lived alone in my very early 20’s for about 3 months before my loser bf at the time moved in with me, I was thankful for the company since I wasnt ready to live alone yet. After that I lived with roommates or a SO for 10 years until my marriage ended.  After that I didnt want roommates, it felt like it would be a step backwards even though I didnt think I’d enjoy living alone. I thought I’d be really lonely but I absolutely LOVE it! I’ve lived alone for 2 years now and my Boyfriend or Best Friend and I are talking about moving in together in the next few months so I’m really relishing my alone time while I can!

    Post # 58
    974 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Carolsays :  No 😭 i lived with mom, met FH at 27 moved in with him. Lived together for 5 years, now married. Never lived alone. 

    Post # 59
    1247 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    I have never lived alone but wish I had the chance! 

    Post # 60
    4252 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    6 years total.  Loved every minute of it.

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