Don't ever plan on living with a woman? It isn't fun, trust me.
Agreed. Just had a week by myself in the flat because the girlfriend was away at her family's house. Pure vocal silence, no complaining and I could watch the Euro 2012 matches (some might not see that as a good thing) without any distractions. Absolute bliss. She comes home today and after half an hour it's argument central. Sometimes it can be a struggle although I'm sure I'd soon get lonely living by myself for a long time.
I love dogs as well and always grew up with them around (in before family jokes), but it's fairly impractical for me to keep one in an inner city flat with no green areas near by. I should really move and get out of this shit hole city to be honest, fuck knows why I settled down here after practically being a nomad since I turned eighteen in 2005...oh yeah it was because of the girlfriend, there seems to be a pattern emerging here...
If you're someone who is used to getting laid regularly anyway, that doesn't make up for all the bullshit you have to deal with. But then again if it were up to me I would be living in the woods with my dog, so.