A lot of young people get caught up in the overly romanticized idea that you need to be in a relationship. They’ll make you happy. They’ll make you feel complete, etc, etc.
Well this list is about all the reasons why you are wrong—being single is awesome.
Sure, relationships can be fun, but they are a lot of work and if you aren’t master communicators, well—you may relate to this list. Being single can be like navigating a bomb field if you let it, or it can be like a vacation everyday.
Check these out and comment below if you can think of any other reasons we missed about why being single can be so much fun!
1 Freedom, Freedom, Freedom
If you’ve been in any relationship that has ended before, then it is easier to understand this one.
When you are in a relationship, you are tied to another person for as long as that partnership lasts.
Once it’s over, it often feels like a chain has been cut. You can choose what you want to do all the time with no worries.
Go enjoy your freedom with other singles. Discover the joys of being single together in your single-ness.
2 Learn About Yourself
With this new freedom of space and mind, you will be able to learn new things about yourself that you never discovered while in a relationship.
How can you learn about yourself when you are too busy compromising with another person’s views? That was a trick question — you can’t.
Take the time to learn the things you love, the things you hate; the places you love to visit, your favorite hidden places.
You know that old saying, “You can’t love someone else until you love yourself?” It applies here too.
3 No Worries Over Conflicting Plans
When you are dating someone, you learn their schedule. Why? Because it is super frustrating trying to coordinate your life with someone else’s. Juggling your own life between work, school, friends and the unplanned events can be pretty difficult.
Add in someone else? Well, its not always fun. But when you’re single you can focus on yourself and not worry about picking between two important events.
You no longer have to worry about splitting your time with each other’s friend groups. Everything is within your control.
4 No Attending Their Family Events
We’ve all been there, haven’t we? You’ve been dating your significant other for awhile now and some family event comes along and you must go to it.
It could be Thanksgiving, perhaps a Christmas Party, or a family reunion. Because we love our boyfriend/girlfriend/more than a friend enough to sit through the awkward small talk, answering the same question a thousand times, or countless hugs.
No need to worry about memorizing everyone’s name and how they’re related to each other! But most of all—because going to our own family events is bad enough.
5 Casual Dating
Casual dating is a great thing about being single. You get to meet as many new people as you would like, with no commitments.
This helps with No.2 on our list, “Learn About Yourself” as well. You are able to learn what qualities you like in your significant other by dating these different people, while also making potential friends in the process.
Not every date ends up with romantic feelings at the end of it, but you can come out of it with a new friend. Sure, some of these dates may be terrible too, but at least they will make for a funny story!
6 No Sharing The Bed!
Many couples like to sleep together when they are dating — which is fine. Who doesn’t like cuddling? But then they fall asleep on top of you and you are stuck trying to fall asleep in an uncomfortable position.
However, when you’re single? You can stretch out like a starfish if you wanted; you could make fake snow angels under the covers until you found the perfect position for maximum snoozing.
You don’t have to share any of your pillows, because lets be honest — they are all your favorite and it’s fun to sleep like you’re in a pillow cocoon.
7 Parties Are More Fun
Now, I’m not saying parties aren’t fun when you’re in a relationship. But I am saying that parties are more fun when you’re single.
Parties can be hectic war zones filled by individuals who are varying levels of drunk/high/you-name-it.
It can be hard to keep track of one person — but it can be very easy to bounce around and talk to a range of people for differing amounts of time.
Being single allows you to meet a lot of new people who are most likely also single — another opportunity to discover the joys of being single together in your single-ness.
And when you’re at single, there’s nobody nagging at you to go home.
8 No Awkward PDA
You know when you go out sometimes, and you see that new couple who can’t stop touching each other? They usually sit on the same side of a booth? Yikes.
While in a relationship, it can be difficult to see this for what it is — uncomfortable for everyone else. If you are single, you don’t have to worry about this happening to you.
You get to join the other majority who cringe along side the puppy love stage, until they realize that they won’t explode if they aren’t touching each other every five minutes.
9 No Silly Fights
This is something we are all familiar with—the fights that begin and end without you knowing what the heck is happening.
No one understands how they started or whose fault it is and so you both apologize. Until it happens again in a couple weeks. Communicating is integral to creating a smooth running relationship.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t know how to do it properly, thanks to growing up on the internet and instant messaging.
When you’re single, your life is free of those dark clouds, and you can put off learning to communicate effectively a little longer.
10 You Always Know Where To Eat
This is a best-hits on most couple’s fight list—“Where do you want to eat?” Why it is so hard for two individuals to agree on a place to eat can be so difficult is a mystery.
But anyone who has been in a long-term relationship knows the struggle. Often times someone has to compromise—even when you’ve been dreaming about that special something for dinner all day.
Being single is like a vacation every day, where you get to eat whatever you like, whenever you like, however much you like.