10 Reasons To Celebrate Being Single
Single is not a status, it is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others
“So are you married or have a partner?” this is the question that seems to come up almost instantly when meeting someone new. If you are single then you probably cringe answering the question because you know you will either get:
- The shoulder shrug: “Poor thing, while whispering to a friend ‘obviously she’s a psycho’ or ‘obviously he cheated on his last partner’”
- The gentle head shake: “Single, she just can’t keep a man, poor thing” or “single, then he must be a douche”
- The raised eyebrow: “She must be a lesbian” “Maybe he is gay”
- The head tilt: “Ohhhh, don’t worry Mr Right is out there somewhere” or “Miss right is out there, it will happen when it is meant to be”
Gone are the days when being single meant that you must be broken, worn down and heartbroken. Not today – there is a new breed of singles taking over, and they are exuding strength, confidence and positivity.
In fact choosing to be single is on the rise, superstar Helen Croydon believes some women are only in relationships to protect their future, "It is selfish because it presumes that we should use a relationship as an insurance policy: Commit your life as protection against the possibility that you'll become lonely or dependent in later life. One survey out last month claimed 51% of us are over-insured. And that, I doubt, doesn't include people staying in mediocre relationships just in case".
So if your single and are still having trouble dealing with it, then here are ten reasons why you should celebrate being single:
Freedom to travel and explore: You rely on no one and even better you have no comprises to make, this means that you can go do exactly what you want, when you want. You can pack your bags and follow your passion and curiosity. Maybe it is time to take up that new job opportunity in a foreign country or to just randomly take a year off to travel and explore – adventure awaits!
Open to new people and experiences: Many people get stuck in a comfort zone when they are in a relationship, they tend to spend their weekends ordering takeout, watching videos and spending Saturday at the local shopping mall looking for new home wares that they can’t afford. Being single forces you to get out of the house, enabling you to fully experience and live life.
Open to more opportunities: Being single you tend to get out more, opening the door to the world, as a result this means that more opportunities will flow your way.
You have the luxury of being selfish: You have the freedom to wake up and take the day for what it is; you can do whatever your little heart desires without having to consult anyone else. You don’t have other people to please or attend to – it’s all about you. Now is this freedom or what!
Spend your money as you choose: Money is the biggest thing that couples fight about, when you’re single you don’t share financial responsibilities with anyone else, you can choose how and when you spend your hard earned cash.
You are stronger than you know: Chances are you have learned some tough lessons through some tough love. Having had your fair share of broken hearts, disappointments, bad relationships, tears and lonely nights only makes you stronger, wiser and more resilient.
Great sex: Believe it or not you have the opportunity to have better sex than your friends who are in relationships. The majority of couples don’t make an effort in their relationship, this tends to create a rut and sex goes sour. However being single you can have a fire igniting, spark flying sex session with that sexy stranger you meet in the library or with your new sex toy.
You are independent: There is no greater turnoff than someone who is desperate for love. Choosing to embrace being single means that you have chosen not to settle for just anyone – this takes courage and you should be proud of that.
Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with. - Carrie Bradshaw.
You are an inspiration to others: The fact that you don’t need another person to be happy displays strength and power. You are an inspiration to the broken hearted, paving the path and giving them hope that being single can be fabulous.
You are a survivor: It takes strength and power not to concern yourself with what other people think or say. You are on your own authentic path, showing the world that single people rock.
Choosing to be single shows to the world that you don’t need anyone else to complete you. Let’s get real – if you really wanted a partner and where willing to settle, we all know you could find someone. However you have chosen to walk the path less travelled and you don’t need anyone else to make you happy. Congratulations.