"Um...sure I am," I responded.
The way I see it, I live on my own, pay my own mortgage and various other bills, mow my own lawn, shovel my own driveway, and take my car to be fixed. Among other things.
If I wasn't single - I would have someone to share all those responsibilities. Yes, I can ask for help - but Trooper is free to say no. It's not his responsibility - just like I don't have "responsibilities" at his home, either.
Don't get me wrong - I'm not complaining. I'm happy to be on my own.
The way I see it - I'm single, but not available. I'm happily monogamous with Trooper, and love spending time with him, and am excited to see where our relationship is going. [Personally, I think it's going pretty well.]
All that being the case, I'm certainly not available to anyone else - and neither is he.
We're both single, but not available - until further notice.