Are you “that” friend in your group that always ends up alone on a night out? Are you the only person not fussing about wedding rings and save-the-date cards? Do you friends look at you with mock concern and reassure you that “when you know, you will just know”? If you answered yes to any or all of these statements, then congratulations: You’re single!
Being single when you’re a teenager is great; you have your friends around you, you have no commitments and you can do whatever you want to. As you get older, however, something shifts. What used to be fun is now perceived as achingly tragic and as your friends pair off into lifelong commitments, pretty soon, you’re the last one standing. It’s time to stand up for your rights. When you’re single, you win every single day and it’s time to shout it from the rooftops.
You Can Watch Whatever You Want
There’s nothing more annoying than returning home after a long day’s work and discovering that your significant other has monopolised the television set. When you’re single, you’re the boss and if a show isn’t on your Netflix list, it’s not even worth thinking about.
Pants Are Optional
When you’re single, you have no obligation to wear pants when you get home or for that matter, at any point around the house. There’s nothing like the sweet release of taking off your pants and if it’s just you at home, you can swan around to your heart’s content.
You Can Leave The Bathroom Door Open
Never feel embarrassed about visiting the toilet again; when it’s just you in the house, the bathroom is your domain and whatever you say, goes. If you feel like leaving the bathroom door so that you can continue to hear the TV set whilst you go, be my guest.
Single People Are Healthier
It’s scientifically proven that if you’re single, you’re much more likely to exercise and lead a healthy, active lifestyle. There’s no such thing as complacency when it’s just you, and as a result, single people tend to be in much better shape than those in long term relationships. Sorry and all that.
You Can Date Whoever You Want
If you fancy having a fling, go for it. If you want to date three different people in the same week, your wish is granted. One of the best things about being single is the freedom to choose to see whomever you might wish. It’s your life and you can date who you want to.
The Entire Bed Is Yours
There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night to find that your significant other has stolen all of the covers. When you’re single, you’re the ruler of all of the bed and if you want to sleep directly in the middle, just go ahead and do that.
You Have Endless Bathroom Space
Nobody will judge you if you fill up your entire bathroom with lotions and potions and there is nobody around with whom to fight for space. The entire bathroom is yours and yours alone and there’s no way that you will give up any of your property.
The Closet Is Your Domain
There is no-one nagging you for extra closet space or forcing you to cram all of your stuff into the top two drawers; the whole of the closet is yours to do with as you wish and the amount of clothes that you might own is a secret only known to you.
You’re The Life Of The Party
Single people are much more likely to socialize and try out new events. When you go to parties, you have much lower inhibitions and as a result, always end up meeting new people and having the best time. With no-one to embarrass, you can do whatever you want.
Single People Have More Money
Studies have shown that single people are much more likely to be careful with their money and therefore, be much more financially secure. When it’s just you, all of your money is made for you and you alone and there’s no chance that it will get tied up in someone else’s business.
You’re More Comfortable In Your Own Skin
You have had much longer to get to know yourself and as a result, are completely comfortable with who you are. Spending time on your own is incredibly important when developing as a person and you are a strong and secure with your identity.
You Know What You Want
Similarly, living with yourself means that you have had much more opportunity to think about your priorities and what you really want out of life. You have had enough relationships and friendships to know what you don’t want; now you focus on what makes you happy.
Single People Are More Generous
Single people are much more likely to spend more quality time with their loved ones and give back to those who were kind to them. You have more time to focus on your friends and family and you are always generous with them.
You’re More Resilient
If you’re single, chances are that you have been knocked back a few times in the past. Whilst it might have been painful at the time, dealing with rejection and failure will only make you stronger in the long run. Now, there’s little that can shake you up.
You Have An Amazing Group Of Friends
You have more time to dedicate to your group of friends and as a result, they are the most amazing relationships in your life. You know the kind of person that you want around you and you always have time to hang out with your best friends.
You’re More Spontaneous
There’s nobody at home who you have to run things by; you’re the boss of your own life and if you want to do something, you just go ahead and do it. Doing what you want has never felt so good.
Personal Grooming Is Optional
If you don’t feel like shaving or showering at home, who cares? You are the only person that you have to impress around the house and there’s no problem in that department. Spend more time in bed and less time grooming.
You’re In-Law Free
You look at your married friends with sympathy and just a little smugness. One of the best things about being single is that you don’t have to waste any time trying to impress someone else’s parents and, inevitably, failing.
You Never Have To Do A Couple’s Costume
Britney and Justin’s denim look went down in history for a reason and as Halloween rolls around, you count yourself lucky that you don’t have to incorporate anyone else into your look. Couple costumes are gross anyway.
Weddings Are Like Christmas For You
Weddings are the unspoken meeting places for single people everywhere and if you’re not tied down to anyone else, it’s free game. You have permission practically from the bride to do whatever you want, so if there’s someone you like in the crowd, act now, or forever hold your peace.