8 great benefits of being single

To hear some people talk, you’d almost think being single is a criminal offense. They assume that you must be lonely and they will do all they can to pair you off with someone, as soon as possible and start you on that ‘perfect’ relationship that will make your life complete. Are they being helpful? Or are they just jealous?  Because there are loads of benefits to being single and here are eight of the top reasons that you don’t have to have a partner to be happy:

1. No more biting your tongue

One of the benefits of being single is that there is no more biting of your tongue. No matter how much you love someone, there is always something that they do, that really wants to make you scream! But you don’t scream, you don’t even shout, you just bite your tongue instead and keep quiet to keep the peace. Hey, guess what, you’re single, so you no longer have to put up with any annoying habits, in fact, the house is all yours!

2. Only one family to worry about

When you’re in a relationship, it’s not only your partner, you need to please; it’s their whole family as well. When you’re single, you have only yourself and your own immediate family to keep happy, so no more sitting and listening politely to tales of people you have never met, politely thanking people for gifts that you don’t really like and Christmas arrangements are a lot simpler too.

3. More money!

Another one of the benefits of being single is that now you can choose exactly what you spend your own money on. You might think that double the income means double the spending power, when you are sharing with someone else, but somehow it never seems to work that way. It’s probably all the gifts and spending money on things that you never would have bought for yourself that dispels that myth.

4. Have fun with your friends

Being single means that you can go out with your friends whenever and wherever you want, and there’s no need to report in, if you’re going to be late either and there’s no guilty feelings, if things get a bit out of hand.

5. Stay in and have a party by yourself

Don’t want to go out or even talk to anyone else? Well, just stay in. Another benefit of being single is that the night is all yours, you can wear what you like, eat and drink what you like and the remote control is all yours, so no sharing the TV either.

6. Travel around the world if you like

One of the greatest benefits of being single is that you can travel around the world and go wherever you like! When you’re married and you have children, you are forever worrying about choosing ‘safe’ destinations for travel, but now, when you are single, the world is your oyster, travel around the world, wherever you want! Widen your horizons and look further afield. When you travel alone, you can go anywhere your fancy takes you!

7. Skip Valentine’s Day

It’s only once a year, but being single means that you can make Valentines a day that is just for you. There’s no pressure to think up something new for a gift or a Valentines treat, and no need to think up some soppy poem. The only person you have to think about is you, so have a good time or just forget Valentine’s day altogether, the choice is yours!

8. Date and date some more

You’re single, you’re free, so make the most of it, you can date whoever you like. There’s no need to rush into a relationship, it’s fun being single, so take your time and enjoy the trial error process of dating, until you’re sure that you are ready to give up all that freedom!

Being single now, doesn’t mean that you have to be single the whole life; just take your current singleness positively and enjoy it as much as you can, and then, when the time is right, you’ll be happy in a beautiful relationship, if this is what you desire!

What are other benefits of being single? Do you have a few in mind?

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