He’s Having More Fun Than You
Comedian Aaron Karo talks about his new book and why being single rocks.
Comedian Aaron Karo’s new book, I’m Having More Fun Than You, is a seriously funny ode to single life. He explores the mating dance between single men and women with hysterical insight and brutal honesty. (Warning: If you receive a text at 2 a.m. from a guy saying “hey,” you may be victim to a mass booty call also sent to 10 other lucky ladies.)
Karo is smart (foolish?) enough to share his wicked witticisms with the world via his website, Ruminations.com. His unapologetic observations about dating are so spot-on that women frequently take notes during his stand-up shows.
So when BettyConfidential.com’s Carrie Seim had a chance to chat up the charming rogue, she jumped his bones at it. What better way to find out what’s really going on in the mind of single mankind?
CS: In your new book you write, “I posit that the longer you’re single before getting married, the better off you’ll be, because only single people truly know what makes them happy.” I couldn’t agree more, but women often feel a great deal of pressure to get married or sign up for a serious relationship. Any tips on staving off that relationship pressure?
AK: There is a double standard. It’s easier for a guy to embrace being single than for a girl. One of the things I talk about … is to not listen to people in relationships when they try to make you feel bad about not being in one.
Sometimes people in relationships will kind of belittle you – they do it subtly, it’s not overt. It’s really because they’re a little jealous of you. Being cognizant of those things leads to one being less self-conscious and more at peace with being single.
CS: But there is a point of diminishing returns for this theory? A certain age when you can longer embrace being single?