There is often a negative stigma that clings to being single - it is portrayed as something bad; as if you can't be loved. Of course, this isn't true. In fact, being single is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to be happy without the help of someone else. You can learn to appreciate and love yourself.
There are 7 reasons why being single isn't a terrible thing. Let's take a look at them.
You Don't Need Someone Else To Make You Happy
For some people, this is a crazy concept, but you don't need to be part of a couple to be blissfully happy. You don't need to have someone by your side to reaffirm that you're 'good enough' or 'special'. You know this because you can see it all by yourself.
This doesn't mean that you're against being in a relationship. It just means you don't need to be in one to have a smile on your face. Also, you won't settle for just anyone simply to say you're in a relationship. You will enter a relationship when you know it will be good for both people involved.
You've Got Great Friends To Keep You Company
One of the biggest perks of being single is that you can spend as much time with your friends as you want. Your friendships can grow to have much more meaning when you don't have to balance them with a love life.
You've managed to surround yourself with amazing friends and whenever you feel like you need someone to talk to, they're always there for you.
Not being in a relationship offers you something that you immediately lose when you're involved with someone - freedom. It's pretty self-explanatory why freedom is such a great thing.
You don't have to explain your decisions or actions with anyone and you can basically do what you want (this includes having that second helping of ice cream).
You Know Your Worth
If you've been on your own for a while, you will start to realize that you are worth more than many of your previous lovers made you think.
You are comfortable in your own skin and don't mind being on your own. Being alone doesn't mean you're lonely. You know that you are a great person and that someone will come along who will appreciate you for who you are. Until then, you don't mind watching films alone and growing as a single person.
You Know It's Important To Establish Who You Are
After being single for some time, you have realized that there's truth to the saying 'you can't truly love someone else unless you love yourself'. Establishing who you are as a person is something that has taken priority for you. This will leave you feeling much more fulfilled once you find new love again.
You Get The Whole Bed
This is a more light-hearted look at the benefits of being single. Although sleeping alone isn't always fun (especially when you had a bad dream) but for the most part, you sleep better. Plus, no one is hogging the blankets!
You Get To Avoid So Much Drama
Let's be honest - being in a relationship can be dramatic at times. Sure, it's nice to have someone to talk to and share secrets with. But it's also nice to not have someone pointing out your mistakes or arguing with you. No one feels offended by your habits or quirks. For now, just enjoy that and the fact that you have sole custody of the TV remote.