The Bitter Single Guy is sure, that when some of you read this you will nod knowingly to yourself because the BSG will have exposed himself as exactly as bitter as you ever expected anyone could be. And yet, bitterness aside, the BSG wants you to examine his point of view here and give him some indication why he’s wrong because of course…he’s not.
The BSG finds that he has an opinion about people sleeping together that he suspects will be unpopular. Now to clarify, the BSG doesn’t use “sleeping together” as a euphemism for sex. The BSG is definitely in favor of folks having sex with each other for all the reasons you can imagine: fun, procreation, fun, intimacy, fun…you know…all those reasons.
No, the BSG actually means two people (who likely are also having sex, although later on in a relationship, perhaps not as much) who choose willingly to sleep in the same bed. In this situation, these nice folks have a double, queen, or (if they’re lucky) king-sized bed and when it’s bedtime they climb in bed together. At this point, if everyone (anyone?) is feeling frisky, there’s likely a little slap-and-tickle time, but afterward books are opened, TVs are turned on or lights are just turned out.
Shortly after the activity, the couple drifts off to sleep. At this point, to the BSG’s experience, the shared bed is primarily one of annoyance. Someone snores too loud, or someone tosses and turns too much, or someone hogs the pillows or the blankets or the real estate itself. There are countless products aimed at reducing the annoyance of sleeping together, including the simple application of medication that will help folks sleep soundly so as not to ignore their bed partner.
The BSG wants to point out here that these co-sleepers are often in house with a whole other bedroom that is reserved for guests and is almost always empty with fresh sheets and barely-used pillows.
So the BSG wants to expose himself (so to speak) as a fan of separate bedrooms. And before you hurt yourself with all that eye-rolling, the BSG has found evidence that he’s not the only one thinking this way. Check out the article here, and the one here where the author has given up trying to suffer through sleeping with folks who she otherwise is quite fond of.
Seriously folks, just go there with the BSG for a few minutes. You and your chosen intimate partner have a great day at the end of which you maybe watch some TV or read some books or have some ‘special time’. After any and all of that, what’s next? Why sleep! Maybe you cuddle and wrap up in each other, but then someone twitches or snorts or turns or in some other way moves around and then everyone is awake. Sometimes this happens several times until finally you both separate and fall asleep.
What if, in the BSG’s fantasy world, after the TV, the reading, the sex and even the cuddling, you both retired to your separate beds to curl up with your separate blankets (that now can’t be hogged), your separate pillows (that now can’t be compromised) and your separate night’s sleep? Think of how romantic it would be to crawl into bed with your intimate-other in the morning after both of you had a peaceful and restful night’s sleep? Think of having no more arguments about snoring, no more nights where you hope you’re the first one to fall asleep! The BSG thinks you’re appreciating his point of view here a little more right now, aren’t you?