In the words of lovely British author, Warsan Shire – My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. I could not have said it better myself, girl. Being single is no longer considered a crime against humanity. Times are changing and independence, even in the love department, is no longer looked down upon. Singledom and the self-love that comes along with it, is the hip, new trend – and it has staying power. While remaining relationship-free has plenty of benefits, today we bring you the top 5 perks of being single.
01.You Have Less of a Financial Burden
Money, money, money, money….monneeeyyyy. Okay, now that I got that out of my system, it is no secret that the almighty dollar (or pound, for my British friends) is what makes the world go round. And having more cash is never a bad thing, am I right? Well, when you are single, you tend to have less of a financial burden, not to mention the freedom to be able to spend it on what you want, when you want.
02.On a Wish, You Can Travel
Feel like spending the summer in Spain? Jetting off to the pristine beaches of Fiji (expensive, yes, but please reference the point made above)? Deciding to fly off to Europe on a whim can be complicated when you have a significant other to worry about. Singletons don’t necessarily have to be concerned with others’ opinions about their travel plans. Not only does being single afford you more funds to work with, but it also means that you can go wherever your independent little heart desires.
03.You Can Flirt Without Panic
That gorgeous waiter? That hot chick at the bar? Feel free to flirt freely. Flirting is pretty natural, almost a human instinct, however, it can be considered inappropriate when in a relationship (and rightly so!). BUT, when you have no commitment to anyone else, you can flirt endlessly and without shame. In fact, it is to be expected.
04.You Can Contribute in More Meaningful Ways
When you are not getting fulfillment from a romantic relationship, you tend to look for other positive ways to find it. Many singles tend to be more willing to contribute their time to worthy and meaningful causes. Volunteering, donating time, and/or money to charity, you name it – because they have to focus on themselves to be fulfilled, single people generally add their contributions in more meaningful ways.
05.You Can Value Your Passions
When we begin a relationship, we are, in essence, relinquishing a part of ourselves. Whether it be putting aside a hobby, or not having time to do the things that we enjoy, compromise pretty much ensures that something is going to need to be sacrificed. When you are truly living for just you (which is what the single life is all about), you can invest yourself in, and value your passions.
Being single is no longer something to be ashamed of. It is no longer expected that we MUST get married, have 2.5 kids, and purchase that suburban house with the white picket fence. It is not only now acceptable but actually encouraged, to find out who you are and what you want in life before jumping into a requisite relationship. Choosing the single life has ceased to become something you need to be ashamed of, it is now simply a badge of independence.
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