List Rules Vote up the things that have single ladies (and guys) everywhere throw their hands up.
Flying solo without a partner always seems to get a bad rap, but being single is actually kind of amazing. Starfishing the bed? Amazing. Always having dinner leftovers for lunch? Amazing. Pursuing your own passions? Amazing! If you aren't convinced, consider the real benefit of being single: getting to know yourself. Sure, waking up alone or being a third wheel gets old, but read through this list of advantages of being single to remember why single life is simply incredible.
Have you been struggling lately with how to be happy single? Consider this: if you want to make an ideal partner one day, you may want to pump the breaks on swiping yes or no and start asking yourself the first-date questions. Who do you want to be? What would you still like to accomplish? Being single creates space in your life; you can finally concentrate on all the hobbies and interests that got left by the wayside while you were with your honey.
You may not realize it at the time, but when you're invested in a serious relationship, you sacrifice a lot of your self because you're operating as a team. This team-like mentally is rewarding and special, but learning how to operate independently teaches you self-worth and grit, and forces you to make choices for yourself. Another wonderfully selfish thing about being single is that you don't have to worry about anyone else but yourself.
If you have a positive attitude about life, there's something inexplicably exhilarating about doing things on your own. Vote up the best things about being single.
Choosing How You Spend Your Time, All the Time
You Don't Have to Pretend to Be Interested in Things You Don't Care About
Spending Your Money on Yourself
You Have the Time and Space to Think About What You Want in Life
You Don't Have to Go to Someone Else's Family Gatherings
Getting to Pick What You Watch on Netflix
You Can Stay Out as Late as You Want
No One Rushes You When You're Getting Ready
Not Holding in Your Burps or Farts
Getting that Giddy Feeling When You Meet Someone New
You Can Have Overnight Guests Whenever You Want
Being Able to Flirt with People
You Don't Have to Share the Bed
You Get the Closet All to Yourself
Not Shaving for Days
You See Your Friends on a Regular Basis
There's More Time for Self-Reflection
Not Being Attached to Someone's Hip at Social Events
You Can Wear All the Clothing Your S.O. Passive Aggressively Disapproved Of
When You Make Dinner, You Always Have Leftovers
You're Better at Keeping in Touch with Friends and Family
You Can Eat in Bed Without Being Judged
You Can Make Out with Anyone You Want
Sharing Hilarious Dating Stories with Your Friends
Not Worrying About Receiving Questionably Flirty Text Messages
Your Drunken Mistakes Only Affect You
You Get to Travel and Experience New Places Alone
You Don't Worry About Settling Down Too Soon
You Can Learn About Your Sexuality Through Casual Sexual Encounters
You Finally Understand Why Single People Love Weddings