Being single has a bad reputation, but in reality, it can be an absolute blast. You just have to open your eyes to the beauty of being on your own.
Many people dread singleness. Culture will tell you that single equals bad, that if you’re not cozying up with someone every night, there’s something wrong with you, that you’re unlovable, unstable, or weird.
And many people are just as hard on themselves as culture is. Whether you’ve been single for a while, or you’ve just gotten out of a relationship, being the only loner in your friend group can be frightening, with the assumed prospect of a lonely, boring life looming on the horizon.
But all of these assumptions are absolutely wrong. Instead of filling your single-time with moping, weeping, or desperately searching for a relationship, why not enjoy the many advantages of singleness for a while?
While single, you have an opportunity that few ever take advantage of—the chance to be totally, unabashedly you. While you’re on your own, both self-development and self-indulgence are at your fingertips 24 hours a day—you can do anything, go anywhere, and grow into the person you’re mean to be.
Don’t believe it? Check out these 8 reasons why being single is awesome, and you’ll be convinced.