Single people buying double beds

@mcrowl (1050)
New Zealand
March 22, 2007 1:30am CST
Here in New Zealand it's been the trend for some time for single people to buy double beds, especially young people going into flats. When I was young we'd have wondered why you needed all that room to sleep in, and why you'd want to clutter up your bedroom with a large bed. What do you think of this trend?
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• United States
22 Mar 07
for young single ppl just getting their first flat, a double bed can be a sign of "growing up" and im sure the thought of potential overnight visitors (wink) are figured into the decision. for me at least..i had a boyfriend and its incredibly uncomfortable for 2 ppl to try and sleep in a single bed! lol
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@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
22 Mar 07
I know about two people sleeping in a single bed: my wife and I used to do that occasionally when she worked overnight at a children's care home. But do you think every young person goes out flatting with the aim of having enough room for someone else?
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• United States
22 Mar 07
no, not necessarily. but a double bed can certainly be considered a sign of "growing up". just about everybodies parents slept in at least a double bed. part of the "getting out on your own" for the first time is having those grown up things. a bigger bed, your own dishes, a sofa or couch instead of just a couple of chairs. all the things that mature ppl have in their homes. bigger bed is simply a part of it.
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@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I'm not a good one to ask about that. I LOVE my King Size Bed and wouldn't know what to do without it. When I stay with friends and they have a double or queen size even, it feels so squished. Maybe I like a larger bed because I toss and turn, roll on my side and on my back throughout the night. I'd roll off the bed if it was smaller. :)
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@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
23 Mar 07
We slept in a normal size double bed for many years, and in the end the only problem was the bed sagging towards the middle too much. But this isn't a problem for a single person! LOL
@urbandekay (18308)
22 Mar 07
I live alone and have a king size bed, Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, luxury! all the best urban
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@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
22 Mar 07
We have a king sized bed too, these days, and my wife still complains that I take up more than my fair share.
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I'm not a good one to ask about that. I LOVE my King Size Bed and wouldn't know what to do without it. When I stay with friends and they have a double or queen size even, it feels so squished. Maybe I like a larger bed because I toss and turn, roll on my side and on my back throughout the night. I'd roll off the bed if it was smaller.:) It's important to your health to get a good nights sleep.
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