Singleness or being single is often associated with loneliness, boredom, sadness, and several other negative emotions that might lead you to believe you’re in desperate need of a partner. Although it is somewhat of a common practice on social media for people to mock others for being single, in reality, being single might also be a reason for you to celebrate. After all, it’s all about having the right perspective.
Being single has several perks that can make the pursuit of a bachelor's lifestyle pretty appealing. Here are 4 benefits you get to enjoy when you are single.
You Are Free to Pursue Anyone Romantically
This right here is quite an underrated kind of freedom, folks. Imagine having a partner but then getting a hall pass from your significant other to have a romantic link-up with, or simply crush on someone like Taylor Swift. If you’re single, you don’t need permission or a ‘hall pass’ just so you can fantasize about someone you have had a crush on for so long. In a nutshell, being single opens you up to a whole new world where you can flirt or crush on anyone that you take a liking to.
You Are Free to Binge-Watch Your Favorite TV Shows
Yes, this aspect of relationships can seem disconcerting—two people living together in a house that only has one television set. Sacrifices will have to be made, especially when your interests and entertainment choices do not align with your significant other. In the mood to catch up on the latest season of “Game of Thrones” on the telly? How about a few episodes of “Desperate Housewives” instead? Hashtag relationships, am I right?
You Can Spend More Time Reading Books
One of the best things you can do with your free time is to spend time reading books. Some of us love books to the point that we purposefully create the time for some reading. When you are in a relationship, having ample time to yourself where you spend an entire weekend going through a particularly intriguing novel is not really an option. This can be annoying and if you were single, you wouldn’t have to deal with a hassle such as this in the first place.
You Are Free to Have Pets
Some of us are pet-lovers while others don’t fancy animals too much, unless, of course, they are served up at the dinner table with a refreshing beverage. If you and your partner end up butting heads over your furry little friends, that might be a problem because as it stands, it’s either her or your loyal bulldog that has been with you through thick and thin. Have fun making up your mind!