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14 differences between singles and couples nights out

All changed, changed utterly.

1. When you’re single and getting ready for the night out, pre-drinking in the gaff is done on your time

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Your only deadline is when the drink runs out or you’re comically late.

2. When you’re in a couple, suddenly your other half’s idea of when you should be leaving also matters

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“Oh, wait, you don’t want to leave at 11pm? I had never considered this an option.”

Ah, diplomacy.

3. When you’re single, you’re more than likely going to start the night out off with just your group of friends

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4. When you’re in a couple, a strange merging of two different friend groups must take place

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A wonderful synergy of two friend groups in the wilds of the pub.

5. Single people can move around the pub with the freedom to talk shite to anyone they like

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6. When you’re in a couple, you can still do this but both of you will throw each other a nod every half hour or so

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7. When you’re single, doing shots at the bar has a 90% chance of happening after 12pm

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8. When you’re in a couple, you really have to think twice before accepting that Jager

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“Is this worth it?” It all comes down whether it’s a “big” night or not.

9. When you’re single, the chances of getting the shift are always up in the air

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There is a buzz of the will it/won’t it all night long.

10. But when you’re in a couple, you are guaranteed to get the shift with your other half

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^like that, except with serious alcohol breath

11. When you’re single, the last dregs of the dancefloor at 3am is a perfectly acceptable place to be

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12. When you’re in a couple, anything after 2.30am seems like the last days of Rome

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“Why are we still here? This is madness.”

13. When you’re single, you have the choice of any food you want after

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Oh yes, you are not tied to anyone or anything. The fast food world is your oyster.

14. When you’re in a couple, one person gets to choose their food and the other kind of has to go along with it

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Laziness will take over as you don’t want to walk somewhere else and you will end up having your fourth choice post-pints meal. It must be true love if you’re sacrificing that kebab you wanted.

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David Elkin

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