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The Best Things About Being Single 

Lauren Slocum
Updated June 14, 2019 6.7k votes 588 voters 10.4k views 30 items

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.

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Choosing How You Spend Y... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
Choosing How You Spend Your Time, All the Time
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You Don't Have to Preten... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
You Don't Have to Pretend to Be Interested in Things You Don't Care About
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Spending Your Money on Y... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
Spending Your Money on Yourself
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You Don't Have to Go to ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
You Don't Have to Go to Someone Else's Family Gatherings
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You Have the Time and Sp... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
You Have the Time and Space to Think About What You Want in Life
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Getting to Pick What You... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
Getting to Pick What You Watch on Netflix
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You Can Stay Out as Late... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
You Can Stay Out as Late as You Want
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Not Holding in Your Burp... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
Not Holding in Your Burps or Farts
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You Can Have Overnight G... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
You Can Have Overnight Guests Whenever You Want
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No One Rushes You When Y... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
No One Rushes You When You're Getting Ready
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Getting that Giddy Feeli... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
Getting that Giddy Feeling When You Meet Someone New
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You Don't Have to Share ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
You Don't Have to Share the Bed
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Being Able to Flirt with... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
Being Able to Flirt with People
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You Get the Closet All t... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
You Get the Closet All to Yourself
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Not Shaving for Days is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
Not Shaving for Days
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There's More Time for Se... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
There's More Time for Self-Reflection
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You See Your Friends on ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
You See Your Friends on a Regular Basis
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Not Being Attached to So... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
Not Being Attached to Someone's Hip at Social Events
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You Can Wear All the Clo... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
You Can Wear All the Clothing Your S.O. Passive Aggressively Disapproved Of
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You're Better at Keeping... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
You're Better at Keeping in Touch with Friends and Family
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When You Make Dinner, Yo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
When You Make Dinner, You Always Have Leftovers
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You Can Eat in Bed Witho... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
You Can Eat in Bed Without Being Judged
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You Can Make Out with An... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
You Can Make Out with Anyone You Want
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Sharing Hilarious Dating... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
Sharing Hilarious Dating Stories with Your Friends
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Not Worrying About Recei... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Things About Being Single
Not Worrying About Receiving Questionably Flirty Text Messages