Many people go through life looking to find that “perfect someone.” Society has created the ideology that the true measure of success lies with finding someone to spend your life with. However, not everyone in life is out there looking for a significant other. In fact,there are people all over the world who are happy and content being single. And while they are often looked down on for “forever alone,” there are a lot of great things about flying solo.
Recently, single people on Reddit have been sharing the best parts about being single and honestly—it’ll make you want to break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend and live that life.
I can do whatever I want, whenever I want. I can spend money on myself with zero regard for what anyone else thinks. I don’t have to factor anyone else into my plans or life decisions.
Everything in my car and apartment is exactly where it should be.
Being able to sleep diagonally across my bed, so much space !
i don’t have to chose between hanging with my friends or my SO
Not getting dragged into lame events with her family that essentially ruin my weekend.
“Oh no, I totally want to drive three hours and hangout with your family this weekend. I had these crazy plans to relax, maybe go for a bike ride, have some beers by pool, go to a movie with our friends, etc. But you’re right, lets drive three hours away to listen to your family argue about politics, eat bland food, and sleep on a futon. Sounds great.”
I’m free of the constant anxiety of if I’m being a good boyfriend.
All of my shit is exactly where I left it when I get home.
My bed is still made, my dishes are still done, my food is still there, my clothes are still clean, and nothing is missing from my cash stash.
If I want to stay up late and watch movies or listen to music, I can.
If I want to go to bed early, and use the whole damn bed, I can.
If I want to go out and have a few drinks with my friends, I can.
I never have to laugh at unfunny memes’ found on FaceBook, or explain why I’m laughing so hard at anything.
I never have to justify my joy.
I’m my own person. Full, complete, and content.
And no one can drain that from me.
the fact that I have no obligations to anyone on a daily basis (outside of my family and shit). all I gotta do is worry about myself. also I get to use all my money for me
That stuff can just happen. If I want to change my entire weekend plans, bam – done. If I stumble upon a thing that happens and want to participate, boom – done. If I don’t want to talk to anyone, ka-blam – done.
Nobody is cheating on me.
Not having to share your food.
I enjoy not worrying about their success. Life can be difficult, so supporting an SO and putting personal struggles on the back burner to do so can be exhausting.
not having to worryabout texting someone back
Being carefree and careless
Not to have buying presents and gifts for your girlfriend/boyfriend.
I can fart whenever.
What I liked most about the single life vs. living together with my ex, is getting solid alone time. I like hanging out with people, but I need one or two nights a week just being by myself to keep sane.
The fact that I can just talk to my (female) friends and no-one gets jealous or gets the wrong impression.
I can masturbate to anyone i want
I love that I’m no longer being emotionally tortured and made to feel like I’m not any sort of priority, even to the person I made to be my priority. Now I’m the most important person in my world, and I can do whatever I want with no compromises.