Single girls may get a bad rap, but I’m here to defend them. Despite what society may believe, being single is more of choice than you think. Every time I pass a couple fighting on the street, I say to myself: I’m so glad that isn’t me.
I silently laugh to myself because I know the rest of this couple’s day is going to be spent dealing with arguments and tears and the only thing I’m worried about is what I’m getting for lunch.
I could not imagine if I spent half my day worrying about someone else. I can barely manage my own sh*t, let alone have the patience to deal with someone else’s. And, honestly, I don’t really care that much because I’m too busy with my own job and problems.
But seriously, why is a single life the happiest life?
1. No stress
The amount of stress you have on a daily basis while you are in a relationship is something I never want to deal with. I don’t care if you have the best relationship out there, you are definitely more stressed than the singles out there.
Dealing with the mind games and concerns of someone else is just something I don’t have the time for — honestly, does anyone though?
2. You can do whatever the f*ck you want
Do I want to go out, get trashed and consume two pies of pizza? Do I want to waste entire days away, binging on Netflix in bed? Or do I want to go to a concert by myself?
Being single gives you the absolute freedom to do whatever the hell it is you want, without having to worrying about someone’s opinion on the situation.
3. Your phone battery either lasts for hours or you never have to worry about charging it
I don’t think my phone has been at 100 percent battery since the end of my last relationship. Why? Because I don’t have to worry about checking in with someone.
If you do take the responsible route with your phone, and actually keep it fully charged, your battery lasts for hours because you aren’t spending it checking in with your parole officer — oops, I mean boyfriend.
4. You get to be as selfish as you want
If there is something you don’t want to do, you don’t have to! Isn’t that amazing? You can actually say no and not have to feel guilty about it.
5. You can spend all of your valuable time investing in yourself
When you are in a relationship, you can’t focus entirely on yourself because there is someone else always around. Being single allows you to take all the time you need to focus inwards and make the changes you want to in your life, on your own terms and in your own way.
6. Your thoughts aren’t clouded with someone else’s sh*t
It’s hard to keep a clear and level head when someone else is pushing his opinions onto you. When you are single, you don’t have to worry about what anyone thinks when making decisions except for yourself. And isn’t that just a breath of fresh air?
7. Your schedule is your own
Sleep, work, gym, dinner… repeat, repeat, repeat. You want to go on vacation next week? Do it. You want to avoid any social event for the rest of your life? Do it. Your schedule is purely your own and, honestly, that’s something to be sought after.
8. No obligations
It seems the common theme of being single is that you get to do whatever the hell you want whenever the hell you want to do it. Who in their right mind would ever turn an option like this down? Crazies… that’s who.
9. You can reap all the benefits without any of the commitment
Want all the benefits of a relationship without the actual commitment aspect? Well, lucky for you, you aren’t exclusive with anyone, which makes the world your oyster.
Go on as many dates as you want without fear of insulting someone. If you want to go out and just have fun, then more power to you!
10. Your best friend is the only counterpart you feel you need
The only way I want to spend my free time is by hanging out with my best friend. Sure, people may think we are dating each other, but I couldn’t care less, as it’s a fairly accurate assessment.
We lie in bed together, talk about our feelings and go on dinner dates… why would you need a guy when you can just do this with your best friend? I can guarantee a lot less stress and fighting.
No checking in when you go out, no interrogations on your plans and definitely no checking in when you get home from being out. You do you, and that’s all there is in your life and you honestly couldn’t be happier.