Recently, when purchasing the condo, I had to sign my name to a lot of different papers.
I had to declare that I wasn’t a terrorist (seriously), that I had a job, and if I was behind on my mortgage, I would incur late fees.
All the paperwork and legal jargon went by in a blur, but one word stuck out the most: unmarried.
Whatever happened to being single?
In theory, I’m getting to that age where I should think about kids, marriage, and dating a guy longer than two weeks. But I’ve never referred to myself—or my single friends—as “unmarried.” I tend to fall into the dating category of, “doing whatever I want.”
When I date somebody, I don’t think, “I’m un-single.” Besides, “unmarried” isn’t even a relationship option on Facebook. And since I’ve never been married, how could I even be an “un”?
But as I look back on this whole condo experience, it is pretty empowering that I made a huge financial decision on my own. I got to pick the condo I wanted. I’m figuring out what kind of furniture I like and deciding what color to paint my bathroom.
Maybe these are some of the benefits on being “unmarried” when buying a condo. After signing all the paperwork, it’s nice to be back to the status of “doing whatever I want.”