8 Obvious Reasons Why Being Single Is Totally Awesome

Being single isn't always easy but believe it or not, it does have its perks. So the next time you're feeling low, remember these reasons to celebrate and flaunt your single status!

How many times have you attended or worse, hosted an Anti-Valentines day party just because you couldn’t stand all the cheesy, happy couples everywhere?

How many times have you avoided going on a trip just because you’d end up being the only single one there?

How many times have you wanted to punch your friends for canoodling and shoving their relationship in your face?

Movies and society will have you believe that being single is the worst thing that could possibly happen to you but reality is far from that.

Yes, it’s wonderful to be in a relationship with someone you love, but being single is pretty awesome, too.

Here are 8 reasons why being single is amazing:

#1: You’re only answerable to yourself

One of the best things about being single is that the only person you ever have to answer to is yourself.

You can do what you want, when you want and you don’t have to worry about checking in with your partner, judging looks and possible arguments.

Stay out as late as you’d like, sleep in for as long as you’d like, go on a spontaneous trip, eat on the couch, indulge in an impulse buy, decorate your house according to your taste, sleep in a pile of dirty laundry if you’d like… you’re the boss of  your life and you’re free to do as you please!

Now tell me that doesn’t sound good.

#2: Plenty of “Me time”


More often than not, couples get so intertwined with each other that they completely forget that they are individuals before anything else. When you’re in a relationship, chances are that all your free time is spent with your partner and there’s very little “me time” if any.

Being single really gives you an opportunity to discover and reconnect with yourself. Stop looking at it as a bad thing and start making the best of it.

You finally have time to pursue your fitness goals or take up that baking class you’ve always wanted to or travel by yourself.

The key is to start believing that being single is a blessing and doing things by yourself can actually be fun.

#3: Living space

I don’t know about you but I’m not very good at living with another person. Living with someone involves compromising at every step of the way, starting from decor to division of chores to your lifestyle v/s his.

Being single makes you the queen of the castle and the only rules that apply are yours…. No questions asked.

Yay to more wardrobe space, total control of the remote (trashy television FTW) and having the bed all to yourself!

#4: The freedom to flirt


Considering just how many fish there are in the sea, being single is the only way to sample as many as you’d like.

You don’t have to feel a pang of guilt the next time you check out the cute guy at the bar. You don’t have to wonder what it would be like to kiss a random stranger who doesn’t speak your language. You don’t have to hold back when the cute gym instructor flirts with you.

Say yes to flirting (they say it’s good for your health), going out on casual dates, having fun and if you do indulge in “no holds barred” sex, stay safe!

#5: Freedom on social media

It’s ridiculous how a seemingly innocent post on Facebook or Twitter can escalate into a huge fight.

Social media has become such an integral part of our lives and that means sometimes having to answer questions like “Why did x have to write that comment on your picture?” or “Was that a sly tweet about me?” or “Who is this new friend on Facebook?” or “Why does your relationship status still say single”


When you’re single you never have to worry about crazy pictures, controversial updates or overanalyzing partners. Just remember to block nosy family members and you’re set.

#6: No more doing things just to please him

Being in a relationship sometimes means doing things that you don’t really want to, just because it would please your partner.

Whether it’s watching football even if you hate it, compromising on movie night, picking his favorite cuisine which just happens to be your least favorite, spending time with his painfully boring family, we end up doing certain things because we have to, not because we want to.

Single life has no such compulsions. You have no one to please but yourself and that should be easy peasy.

#7: No more shaving!

woman shaving her legs

Barring those nights when you’re out sampling fish (refer to #4), you don’t really have to shave or wax unless you want to.

You don’t even have to wear matching bras and panties all the time and the best part is, you can even secretly wear your granny panties whenever you feel like it.

Being single gives you complete freedom on the personal grooming front which can be a real blessing in disguise, especially when you’re going through a lazy phase.

#8: Financial freedom

The harsh truth about relationships is that they are expensive. From dinner dates to movies to birthdays, anniversaries and the Holiday season, relationships need money… loads of it.

Besides, if you have been in a long term relationship, chances are you have a joint bank account and you have to think twice about spending your money on that Gucci bag you’ve always wanted.

When you’re single you can spend on anything you’d like without feeling guilty and the best part is, you have so much more to spend. Holiday in Ibiza, here I come!

About the author

Sheila Joseph

Sheila loves pictures, polka dots, the smell of old books, retro glasses, red velvet cupcakes, shoes and all things vintage. When she's not day dreaming about Ryan Gosling, she's busy writing about fashion, celebrities, love, and life.

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