Sometimes, being single is hard. You feel like you’re the one lone ranger in the midst of a world full of candied hearts and romantic ballads, and it absolutely sucks. Maybe it wasn’t so bad way back when Facebook and Twitter didn’t exist, but nowadays, with the advent of social media, it’s about 10 million times worse. Couples are all up in your face with their stupid love-y-dove-y wallposts, and @replies (seriously though, text messages were invented for a reason), and their stupid happy couple profile pictures and their stupid happy couple coupleness. But fret not, my lonely friends! I am here to show you the light. Here’s 5 reasons why being single really isn’t that bad.
1) We save so much more money.
Think about it! Relationships are crazy expensive, what with the extravagant anniversary presents (if you even make it that far), the luxurious dates, the getaways, the phone bills you rack up. Being single means you don’t have any of that monetary hassle to handle. You can spend your money on whatever you want, whenever you want, however you want. Score for the single peeps!
In my opinion, nowadays, a lot of people use a relationship as an excuse to stalk the crap out of their significant other. It’s like they have to know what the other is doing every second of every day. Being single means that you don’t need to ‘check-in’ with anyone. You can get up and do whatever the hell you want, no ones gonna chide you for not checking with them first.
3) Avoidance of misunderstandings.
Often times, in relationships, a comment on a photo on facebook, or a seemingly harmless joke with a friend can be taken grossly out of proportion. All of a sudden you have these accusations thrown at you about how you’re not faithful enough, and how the person you’re dating should be the ONLY one you share intimate jokes with, or the ONLY one you should think is pretty. I think that’s all crap. Being single means that you can do or say whatever you want to without worrying about someone else’s emotions getting entangled in your fun. And this brings me to my next point.
4) Playing the field.
Being single means that you can check whoever you want out. You can grab a chilled out dinner with that guy in your class that you always found kinda sorta cute, without the guilt of ‘cheating’. Being single enables you to meet so many new people and do so many exciting things that you just might not be able to do when you’re emotionally invested in someone.
5) You can work on being the best you there is.
This is by far what I think is the best part about being single. Relationships tend to bring out the ugly side in some. All of a sudden all this jealousy and anger you didn’t even know was within you rears its ugly head, and you almost hate yourself for the obsessive way you stalk your beau and stay up all night thinking about what it meant if he/she liked their ex’s picture. Being single means you have so much more free time to evaluate yourself and the kind of person you want to be without the interference of such sundry emotions, so that when you finally do meet ‘the one’, you’re the best version of you possible, and you can handle yourself much better than most in a relationship. How’s laughing now, couples? Mwahahaha.
So cheer up, my single compadre’s! The grass is pretty green on our side too
©Bhavana Sharma for PosterGully.com