Being single awards us certain privileges like not having to consider a partner in decision making and taking up literally all the space on the bed at night.

There are 17 things you should consider when you start dating someone who has been alone for a while.

1. They might do things without letting you know

At first at least. Being single for an extended period of time gets you into the habit of acting alone. As your relationship develops, so will your partnership with them.

2. They'll likely want to move slowly

It's not that they don't like you. They're just not in a rush to be married to you.

3. Their friends might be overprotective

But that'll wear off with time. They're just not used to seeing their friend be with someone else.

4. They might not let you do things for them

Again, don't take it personally. Single people are used to taking care of themselves. They're not used to having someone look out for them.

5. They might be a little stubborn at first

Don't worry, it'll fade. Much like doing things without letting you know, this is how a single person operates. But eventually, your partnership will materialize.

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