Tuesday, August 16, 2016

6 Things You Should Never Do On Your Own

There is a reason why we are here on this earth with other people — so we can “get by with a little help from [our] friends.” 

While it is important to be independant and self-sufficient, there are just some things that you shouldn’t do alone. Read on to learn more. 

Wedding Dress Shopping

When you go wedding dress shopping, take a trusted friend with you to help you pick the perfect dress. 

They can look at you from all angles, take pictures for you to see, let you know if you’re making a poor choice, but also affirm your decision if you find the perfect dress. Just don’t take too many people with you, or you’ll end up with too many opinions, and potentially choose a dress that you wouldn’t otherwise. 

Always go with your gut. If you fall in love with a dress, don’t let others persuade you to change your mind.

Apartment Hunting

When you’re looking for the perfect apartment, you want an extra set of eyes. Like this blog says, it’s too easy to be distracted by unimportant details (hot tub out back, cute kitchen tile, etc.), but having a friend with you will help you stay focused on the things that really matter. 

It’s also a good idea to take a friend because it will keep you safe, especially if you’re headed into a more dangerous part of town. When you’re apartment hunting, don’t be afraid to snoop around in the apartment (and even use the bathroom!), and drive around the neighborhood to check out the area.

Automobile Shopping

Car dealers are very sneaky people, and as such, you should never go car shopping alone.

They know how to read you like an open book, and they know how to push a sale. When you’re first met by a salesperson, you will be overwhelmed at how charming they are. 

Pretty soon though, they will use that charm to try and convince you to buy just about anything. If you look at a car for too long, the keys are suddenly in your hand, and you’re ready for a test drive. 

They know that if they can get you in the car, you’re a lost cause. They slowly wear you down until it feels ridiculous and almost like you are a bad person if you don’t buy that car.

However, if you bring a friend, you suddenly have someone on your team. When the rest of the dealership teams up on you, you will have someone who can be the voice of reason.  

They can help you say “No” when necessary, or help you negotiate a better deal. Just make sure that you bring the right friend, or you both might end up leaving with new cars that you can’t afford. 

Clothes Shopping

Window shopping alone can be quite dangerous, especially if you’re prone to shop therapy. Having a friend will help you avoid buying too much, or if necessary, from passing up a steal. 

Before you go, communicate your shopping goals — whether you are just browsing or you’re looking for something specific. A friend can help you stay focused and avoid buying things that you don’t need, or convince you to buy something that you’re on the fence about. 

Besides, it’s more fun anyway! Again, make sure that you bring the right friend, or you might be talked into making a lot of purchases you wouldn’t otherwise.

Haunted House

Going to a haunted house alone is a terrible idea. If you are terrified, there is no one to act as a buffer between you and the actors trying to scare you. 

On the other hand, if you’re not afraid of haunted houses, it will be quite a bore if you don’t bring someone who is afraid. 

Other tips for haunted houses include: try to stay away from other groups, go with the right attitude, go earlier in the night, and don’t try to predict the haunt, or it’ll be less fun.

Attending a Concert

Concerts are infinitely more fun with friends. You have someone to fangirl with, scream at the top of your lungs with, and to talk you out of going crowd surfing. Just don’t choose someone who is uninterested in the concert, or you will wish that you never went in the first place.

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