It's the New Year – the beginning of new things coming your way. You may be looking to make some new changes – join a gym, change your diet or look for a new career. But, if you are single, that is something you may not want to change. While your friends may all be involved in relationships that look amazing from your view, chances are they may be thinking the same thing about you. And there are many reasons why. I mean, being single has many advantages. Just read below to find out why being on your way is a lot more fun – and carefree – than relying on someone else to make you happy.
Your time is your own. You can take as long as you want to get ready without someone telling you to hurry up. You can sit in a bubble bath for an hour if you want. You can do your hair and redo it as many times as you want. You can take your time choosing the best outfit you want. You can hang out with your girl or guy friends whenever the heck you want because no one is telling you they need to spend a romantic night alone with you. You are in charge of your own time and that is a wonderful thing.
2. No Fakeness
Ever be with someone who thinks they are funny and you feel you have to laugh at their jokes even though you find them incredibly annoying? Well, as a single person you don't have to worry about being fake and pretending to enjoy someone's company if you don't. You can say what's on your mind without worrying about impressing a significant other.
When you are single you get to hang out with whoever makes you happy and not with your partners creepy friends. You don't have to sit around and drink beer and play video games just because he wants to. And if you're a guy, you don't have to worry about impressing her girlfriends by talking about the latest episode of The Young and the Restless.
4. Bed Time
When it's time to hit the sack, you have the reality of knowing it's all yours and you don't' have to worry about some girl or guy stealing all the blankets or whether one wants the window open while the other one is freezing their butt off. You can stretch out and enjoy a nice, restful sleep all to yourself.
5. In laws
When you're single you have no worries about in laws. You don't have to sit through dinners pretending to make small talk or pretending to care about whatever they are talking about. You don't have to worry about impressing them so they think you are good enough for their son or daughter.
If you like to keep your hair where God intended it to be, then being single is a great thing for you. You don't have to worry about shaving your legs – or other, more private parts – ever! You can let it grow and grow and grow.
Ever get into a relationship and feel you have to change your diet to make him or her happy? If he likes meat and potatoes for dinner and you prefer popcorn and wine, meal time can be stressful. But if you're single, you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want. You don't have to pretend to be into quinoa or cheeseburgers if you aren't. Heck, you can sit in front of the television watching reruns of soap operas while eating a bowl of ice cream without any fear of being judged.
This is possibly one of the greatest perks of being single. You no longer have to have sex because you have to. You have sex when you want to. With whoever you want to. Sex can seem more like a routine when you're in a long-term relationship. But when you're single, you can still get those butterflies whenever you want.
Doing laundry is not enjoyable at the best of times. But when you have to do extra laundry for someone else, it is just plain annoying, especially if you're a woman who is now suddenly dealing with skid marked boxers or a guy who now has to sort colours or lacy underwear from granny panties.
Your mess is your mess and you don't have to be embarrassed by it. If you have a heap of clothes on the floor that you go through every morning in search of something that is clean and doesn't need ironing, that is your choice. If you have candy bar wrappers or McDonalds leftovers lying around everywhere, well, that's your decision. No one is there to tell you you're a slob so you can live as messy as you like.