23 Reasons Why Being Single Is *TOTALLY* Amazing
Before I met my husband, I was a proud single lady who spent many, many years being happily single. While these days I’m extremely happy in my marriage with my love, I have to tell you that my single years were *totally* amazing. Sure, there can be lonely nights and frustrating Tinder dates. But being in a relationship isn’t all sunshine and roses either. And, if I were honest, there are definitely a few things that are much easier when you’re single than when you are coupled up. Want to buy that cute new but ridiculously expensive top you saw in a store? Easy when you’re single since you don’t have to talk about the finances with anyone but yourself. Dying to go on a trip last-minute to visit your girlfriend? Just doing it when you’re single is easy, since you don’t have to worry about leaving your sweetie pie missing you.
If you’re wondering why you’re still single, then let me remind you. Here are 23 reasons why being single is totally amazing.
1. You can take your sweet time getting ready.jlo/Instagram
Let’s face it: Looking perfect takes some time. If you’re single, though, then that time is all your own and you don’t have to worry about being late or rushing out the door because someone else is trying to make you be ready sooner. Be late and gorgeous, and proud of it.
2. You have plenty of time to learn to love yourself.monikavalerievaa/Instagram
Look, it’s not actually easy to learn to love yourself. Me? I’m still figuring out how to appreciate my thick thighs, and the truth is that it’s kind of up and down. But when you’re single, you have plenty of time to be with yourself and only yourself… and to work on learning to love yourself.
3. You don’t have to share your food. Oh yeah, and you can eat whatever you want.nonstopeats/Instagram
Sometimes, all you want for dinner is a couple slices of cheese, some crackers, and chorizo. If you’re in a relationship, though, your partner might want to have a “real” meal (whatever that means). Or, even worse, he might want to share! Nuh uh, no thanks.
4. You can explore all of your options.rubeylalia/Instagram
There’s tons of single people out there, and now you get to meet them! When you’re in a relationship, you might miss out on meeting new people. But when you’re single, the world is your oyster.
5. You get to try new things without someone else’s judgment, like a career change.lz_carr/Instagram
When you are in a couple, everything that you do (especially major things) have to go through the relationship. If you are thinking of making a change in your career, you have to discuss it with your partner. But if it’s just you, you’re free to try new things pretty much whenever you want.
6. You can explore your sexual boundaries.medovaka/Instagram
Sex in a relationship is great, too, but when you’re single, you can explore what you like and who you like to do it with. At the very least, it’ll always be pretty fresh and new… which is especially great when you’re younger and still need help figuring out your body.
7. You get to reflect on your life’s choices.davidboststunt/Instagram
Sure, reflecting on your choices might sometimes happen with your girlfriends over a much-needed cocktail, but you also need time to be alone and think. That’s much less likely to happen when you’re in a relationship, so take advantage of this while you’re single.
8. You can practice your flirting skills.mallixo/Instagram
Meaning: You can flirt with whomever you want WITHOUT fearing that someone else will get jealous. When you’re single, you can travel to Spain and meet a hot guy to teach you to dance. You can also go to happy hour and meet a cute new guy. Nothing wrong with these options!
9. You alone are in charge of your happiness.apexretreat/Instagram
While it’s nice that someone else is there to make you happy, it’s also kind of amazing to know that you alone are in charge of your own happiness. Why? Because it makes you the badass, independent woman you always knew you were. When it’s just up to you, the possibilities are endless.
10. You embrace your inner cat lady.zucaskittens/Instagram
Life with cats is totally amazing. That’s all you need to know, so go ahead and embrace your inner cat lady sooner than later. Have one, have two, have 10! Okay, maybe not 10, but seriously… being a cat lady is awesome. No regrets.
11. You don’t have to shave, wax, or do anything unless it’s pleasing to YOU.esthetiqueimpulsion/Instagram
There’s nothing wrong with shaving your legs or waxing for a partner, and there’s definitely nothing wrong with NOT doing it either. But when it’s just you, you don’t have to worry about pleasing someone else and can instead do all kinds of hair maintenance (or not!) just because you want to (or not!).
12. You can relish in your alone time and never, ever fight over what to put on Netflix tonight.flavialaosu/Instagram
We all know that Netflix N Chill is awesome, but… what about chilling all on your own and having total control of the control remote? It’s great, too. When you are single, you can just do whatever you want with your alone time and never have to worry about starting a new show that your partner doesn’t like.
13. You get to hog the sheets all you want. Period.kramerthewhippet/Instagram
Do I need to say more? Sleeping comfortably, in whatever position you want, with the AC turned to whatever temperature you want, with however many sheets or blankets you want, is pretty great.
14. You don’t have to hide your bodily movements.mideskarla/Instagram
You fart. I fart. We all fart. But when you’re in a relationship, it might be kind of awkward to fart near your partner… and even MORE awkward if you sneak away to do it in another room. When you’re single, you don’t have to worry and just let your farts fly.
15. You can go to the gym whenever you want.marta.zakrzewskaa/Instagram
One of the nice things about being single is that you are the only ruler of your time. So if you want to go to the gym on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, AND Thursday this week, then you can go ahead and do that. When you are in a relationship, you might have boyfriend commitments on those days, like his best friend’s cousin’s birthday party… and so you have to skip YOUR gym day for his stuff. Being single, though, and no worries!
16. You’ll be less stressed about money and financial decisions in general.millionairecartel/Instagram
It’s true that one of the main things that couples fight about is money. It’s hard to save it and it’s even harder to figure out what to prioritize spending it on when two people are doing the spending. But when you’re single, financial decisions are easier because they’re just up to you. So, in turn, you’ll just be less stressed about money since you don’t have to ask anyone else how to spend yours.
17. You can enjoy ALL of the dating apps.crowndating/Instagram
Sure, using dating apps can sometimes be a struggle… but it can be fun, too. You get to see all kinds of new people and the potential to meet new ones is awesome. Basically, you’ll be able to have fun and try tons of new things.
18. You don’t have to waste time arguing with someone.cihome.de/Instagram
Look, relationships cause drama. There is no such thing as a drama-free relationship because being with someone else is not easy. You might love them, but there will always be something that leads to a fight, whether it’s money (see above) or something else. But when you’re single, fights are… pretty much reserved for the drama you see on TV.
19. You never have to agree to do something you don’t want to do or learn to compromise.sarah_elizab/Instagram
When you’re in a couple, you have to compromise. Sure, learning to compromise is a good thing but sometimes that means doing something you don’t really want to do. Hanging with his buddies while they all watch the World Series? Um… maybe not. Luckily, when you’re single, you don’t have to give AF about sports or anything else that you don’t enjoy.
20. You’ll be able to sleep in, like, whenever you want.coco.crochet.lee/Instagram
Being in a couple means waking up in the mornings for brunch and fun trips. But you can do both of these things on your own when you’re single, and you don’t have to wake up early to do so. Or even the opposite, really. If you’re a morning person, you don’t have to wait around for your partner to get up before you can do anything… Your mornings are all your own.
21. You can jump on a plane at a moment’s notice.isabell.boettger/Instagram
Want to meet up with your friend in Minneapolis? You can do it! Did your parents invite you to their Florida vacation house? You can do that too! Feel like hopping on a place for a long weekend in Barcelona? Well, go ahead! When you are single, you can travel pretty much worry-free.
22. You don’t have to visit someone else’s crappy relatives over the holidays.greyjupiter/Instagram
You love your family, right? Well, even so, you might still find it stressful to have those huge get togethers during the holidays. But the issue with not being single is that you have to add someone else’s stressful family visits to your holiday plans too. Talk about a busy holiday season…
23. You can build a tight, close-knit group of friends.haengercrew/Instagram
Being in a couple means that you are building a loving, close-knit relationship. But when you are single, you can build strong friendships without worry. It’s difficult to see all of your friends when you’re in a relationship and, understandably, some relationships might even fall by the wayside. But when you’re single, your friends and family are your world and you can devote as much time to them as you want — and that’s a pretty awesome thing.
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