Ever since I’ve watched the episode of Sex and the City where it’s all about Secret Single Behavior I’ve been quite into the subject. Every time my boyfriend leaves the house, or goes away on a longer trip, it crosses my mind. I’ve talked about this with my girlfriends a lot and I think everyone does something else but I feel like we all act just a little differently from time to time when the boyfriends are away.  I sometimes don’t go the office when he leaves but stay in bed until 3 PM and work from bed. I also watch real life series like ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians‘ and ‘Geordie Shore’ and never wear make up and neither do I wash my hair. I’ve always wondered if guys have secret single behavior as well. I asked my boyfriend a couple of times this week but he looked at me with a weird face and completely ignored the question. Do you think guys have secret single behavior? And now that I told my secret, feel free to share yours as well or discuss this subject! Can’t wait to read what everyone has to say! Big kiss, N.

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  • Ana

    Love that episode of Sex and the city!!!
    My single time secrets include watching reality tv (especially “say yes to the dress”), online window shopping of very expensive clothes I can’t afford and blogging actually (as my boyfriend loves to watch netflix from my laptop when he is at home… and steals my laptop away from me)

    Ana x


  • I don’t know if I really act differently when my husband’s away…guess yes… as I really like watching horror movies, when he’s not sleeping with me and I’m home alone, I get scared easily so I go to bed really late like at 6AM when it starts to be lighted outside, so ….of course, I’m too tired to get up early. As you do, sometimes I just stay in bed all day long, take my shower in the afternoon instead of the morning…

  • Hahaha, sounds so familiar. I can relate to the “not washing my hair” part and I will most likely wear less flattering clothes, such as; oversized jumpers and old jogging pants. Also, I indulge myself in romantic historic movies (Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre), zip red wine and stay in bed longer than usual or crawl in earlier.

    When it comes to the men; less tidying up, no shaving and farting/burping whenever they feel like it. Though my ex’s never bothered to shave anyway when they didn’t feel like it, haha

  • Lauren

    This post made me smile!

    Lauren x


  • I think it’s pretty standard, it’s less that I don’t want my boyfriend know about it and more that you can’t really be lazy and kid around watching rubbish unwashed when there’s so done else there wanting to get on with things

  • I can’t hold it! I would even take a picture how I look like right now and that would explain everything in second! In fact, I don’t even have boyfriend at the moment. There is a friend..but we’re not a couple. In London we are always together everywhere and every day. But not a couple (ow I wish we were).
    So here’s my “single behavior” happening as I am writing to you. Same as you I don’t wash hair every day when I’m alone and there no need to be awesome-opossum 🙂 Actully there is a total mess on my head – a mask of mustard and I’m on fire a bit. Clothes? What clothes? Who said that? I’m home alone I can do whatever I want! It’s PJ day! My new beloved PJ is Chelsea FC T-Shirt and plush shorts. Makeup? Oh, for pity’s sake! No one sees me – no one cares 🙂
    So shall we lift our favorite mug with coffee for days when we do not have to do anything! Hooray!

  • It’s true that women have single behaviour when boyfriends are away… I do so too, but I haven’t really thought about it! I believe that men tend to be themselves most of the time, feeling confident of who their are… when women try too hard sometimes, to look beautiful, flawless, perfect etc…
    So if you love yourself and you have confidence, no single behaviour is needed when they’re away, because you’ll always be like that… Except for some basics though!


  • I think we all have secret behaviors when left alone. In some ways, it’s a big argument on why living alone has serious advantages. It’s like all cares go out the window and it’s glorious! 😉


  • Macy

    I LOVED that episode!! I do the same as you, I don’t wash my hair hihi! XO

  • When I was in a relationship I loved my occasional alone time with the house to myself!
    It was the perfect time to grab a huge sloppy burger and chili cheese fries and just pig out while watching bad tv!

  • I rent a girly/cartoon/foreign film I’ve been wanting to watch, but a frozen dinner and some dessert and sleep like a giant star fish on the bed. If I’m feeling less lazy, I take the opportunity to go to dinner with gal pals. I definitely have secret single behavior but I’ve never thought about it before

    Pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces |

  • I’ve never actually watched Sex and the City, which seems sinful to admit, but this post has kind of inspired me to start!


  • I think everyone has a secret single behavior! Just like you have an “I’m-alone-so-I’m-gonna-walk-around-naked” behavior. Or is that just me? Oops!

    Love your blog!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Daniella

    haha yes!

  • Hihi superleuk dit! Ik ben zelf single, dus kan gewoon doen wat ik wil, maar ik begrijp het wel! Bij je partner wil je je van je beste kant laten zien en als je dan even alleen bent hoef je dat even niet 🙂
    Liefs, Ypie

  • This is SO true, I do exactly the same thing and buy all the online shopping I need in secret, and watch girly things we can’t watch together xx

  • Eva

    Erg leuk artikel. Ik denk niet dat ik me heel anders gedraag als mijn man van huis is. Ik merk echter wel dat als we samen vakantie hebben en niet weg gaan (zoals nu 4 weken) ik het lastiger vind mijn eigen dingetjes te blijven doen omdat je toch ook iets samen wil gaan doen. Maar ik ga net zo makkelijk in mijn foute onesie en ontploft haar op de bank zitten met hem als zonder hem hoor 😉 xx


  • Tia

    Nice post! I am single so I don’t really know haha but I think guys are just the same. Maybe when the boyfriends are left alone, they play video games for hours!

  • I read tons of blogs and watch sex and the city 😀 something I would never do if he was there 🙂
    I don’t think guys have secret behaviour though to be honest, although I would love to read a guy’s perspective on the subject! xx

  • I spend hours reading blogs, scrolling through pinterest, online shopping, and watching old movies. Especially old foreign movies. I love Italian cinema, but my husband hates watching things with subtitles. And I totally walk around naked when he’s not here. I don’t feel the pressure to look good, just feel comfortable.

    The Little Lion Girl

  • This post is fantastic! My secret single behaviour would consist of wearing my hair in a bun, sweatpants and probably eating chinese take-out. I’d also be binge-watching some kind of TV show (at the moment: Orphan Black).
    xx M <3

  • Bee

    funny post, nice 🙂

  • Haha, just the same as you!
    I don’t remember this episode, I probably watch all the seasons again next time my boyfriend is away!