Being in a relationship is great—but being single is better. We're at a point in our lives where we're single and loving it. Ready to shout it from the rooftops! Ready to proclaim our love for the single life! Celebrate with us and our top 10 reasons why being single is the way to be:
Being Single Is a Choice, Dammit!
We're modern women, so being single is a choice for us, not something we're afflicted with. If we want to date we will—but we're cool (actually, happy) being solo. We're not lonely—just alone. By choice.
It's No Longer Seen as a Kind of Disease
Though we don't live and die by what other people think of us, it is a relief that we're at a point in history where being a single woman isn't equated with leprosy.
We Only Have Ourselves to Consider During Our Career
Up for a huge promotion that involves a move across the states or to another country? Great, let's go! It's not that you can't focus on your career when you're in a relationship, but being single means it's a heck of a lot easier to say yes to any exciting opportunity that comes your way. You don't have to consider the implications of uprooting another person.
Your Bad Habits Are Yours and Yours Alone
Hopefully, you can feel free to be completely yourself around your significant other, but there are certain habits we save for when we're all by our lonesome—and we like it like that. Our quirks are what make us who we are, even the less-than-savory ones.
Free Time Is Your Time
No worries about compromising over things you don't want to do, like hanging out with your S.O.'s friends that you just haven't warmed up to yet. You can feel free to indulge in your guiltiest pleasures.
The World Is Your Hot Dude Smorgasbord
Being single means every time you step out of the house (or log on to the Internet), there's possibility in the air. The world is your oyster when it comes to meeting someone—and any plain old night out with your friends or trip to the shops carries thrilling potential.
More Time to Cultivate You
Along with having more time alone, when you're single, you've got more time to cultivate your inner self, which is more important than anything else. We have time to figure out who we are separate from a romantic partner. It means more time for reading, traveling, learning things—everything. You're also not encumbered by coupledom—people know you as you, not as 1/2 of a pair.
It's Not Selfish to Put Yourself First Always
We can focus on us and what we want to do without sacrificing the preferences or needs of another. Being selfish has never been so much fun.
Solo Travel Can Be More Adventurous
Traveling solo is something every woman should do—it'll teach you more about yourself than you thought possible. And though being alone can get… well, lonely, it can still be more adventurous and thrilling than traveling with someone else—especially if you're someone easily irritated by the presence of another.
You Have the Chance to Experience Things All by Yourself
Experiencing the world by yourself is the norm for singletons, and it's a really valuable way to go through life. While some experiences are certainly worth having with a mate, there are many that are better experienced solo.