How have you been?
I’ve been thinking about how single people, such as myself, are able to cope during this pandemic. Having no one to talk to at midnight, having no one to connect with, no “I miss you messages”… and those lovely dovey things.
Then I asked myself why don’t I write about why being single isn’t that bad. Why don’t I tell
myself some of you the perks of being single .
Some people I know are either in a relationship or would really like to be in one. I mean who doesn’t want a partner they can share everything with, going to the movies, sharing tweets, cuddling, going on dates blah blah blah. I totally get that, we are on the same table.
As a teen, whether active or passive, there’s always a bit of pressure on you when you’re single. For instance, you’re in a friend group of 5 girls and 4 of them are in a relationship. You might start to feel lonely and left out because you can’t relate with them and to make matters worse, they can’t shut up about their boyfriends.
I’m sure some of you know this already but I’ll just say it again, BEING SINGLE CAN BE FUN. Don’t believe me? Continue reading to find out why.
1. First of all, you can become more SELF RELIANT.
Beginning to trust yourself and the decisions you make. You stand up for yourself. You will learn that you don’t need anyone else to live. You’d find your independence, something you can’t find with someone else. You get to enjoy being on your own.
Everyone flirts sometimes, whether they are single or not. This flirting is usually innocent in nature, but it could nonetheless lead to an awkward situation if a single person ends up developing feelings for somebody who is romantically involved.
Add an insecure partner to the mix and this awkward situation could quickly turn into a terrible confrontation. If you love to flirt, then singlehood might be for you.
3. You get to save money.
Don’t get me wrong, being in a relationship can also help financially because couples get to split costs but that doesn’t put single people at a disadvantage. You won’t be bothered about someone else’s wants (well except family & friends) and spend money on whatever you want or you start saving.
4. You get to do what makes you happy.
Focusing only on yourself and doing whatever makes you happy is one of the sweet perks of being single. Thinking about what somebody else thinks won’t be an issue. You can take up new hobbies and make new friends to so the with. Plus, you don’t get to compromise.
5. You can sleep peacefully.
You can sleep peacefully at night without having to worry about relationship problems *unless you’re in an entanglement* sleeping without having to worry about being cheated on or whether or not he/she is going to come back to you. You would be much more calmer.
Whether you are single by choice or single by circumstance, you can always enjoy being single. You don’t have to see it as a bad thing, so what if your peers are dating or married already? Being single can be an empowering thing, you don’t have to act like it’s a curse or something.
Being in a relationship is good and sweet but sometimes it’s can be chaotic. We should enjoy being single now before we are taken.
Another perk is that you don’t get to go through a breakup during this pandemic. Some couples are drifting apart, some are on a relationship break while some are going through a rough breakup but you can’t relate because you’re single. Isn’t that great? We don’t get to go through that heartbreak.