It’s 2019, and everyone, including single mothers, seems to be dating someone already. Hell, even your 12-year-old cousin seems to have a more active dating life than you do. Don’t worry, though. You’re not the only single lady around. You’re part of the single club, sis, and we’re a team! We’re out and proud to say that we stand firm in the belief that we are living the dream. Next time you’re stuck in a family reunion and a pesky (but no doubt loving) auntie asks why you’re single, give her these very valid and justified reasons as to why being single is the best!
1 No pressure to get your legs waxed every month
The pain of being a woman in this judgmental society. Just to be clear, you really don’t have to wax your hair every time. It’s your body and your choice. Don’t feel pressured to conform to society’s expectations of what a woman’s body should be. But then, there are special moments a.k.a “dates” where you want to make it extra special for your partner. So you wax to get ready for your sexy appointments. You endure the agonizing pain of ripping your hair off at once. All for the sake of “true love.” How sweet. But when you’re single? Let the hairs grow wild and long. You can be hairy, all you want. Because who cares?
2You have plenty of time to read books
Being in a relationship is a unique kind of happiness. It’s a gift wherein we get to enjoy and share our life with someone else. But we also can’t deny that it’s very time-consuming. You have to go on dates, talk with the person every day. You also have to spend time looking pretty. It’s the price we have to pay. When you’re in a relationship, you have to commit your time and energy. That’s just how it is. But when you’re single? No one can stop you from reading all the books you’ve been planning to read. No one can stop you from completing the book recommendations that have been growing longer and longer over the years. You can even binge the entire Harry Potter series all over again. Malfoy can have all your attention.
3 Save yourself the headache of petty couple fights
Don’t get me wrong. Being in a relationship is fun. But you got to admit it’s a ride. A rollercoaster ride. Sometimes you’re up, and sometimes you just wanna murder your boyfriend in his sleep. Ughhh. There are always times when you wake up, and you just ask yourself why you did this to yourself. Why you agreed to be in a relationship with a complete idiot who doesn’t understand shit about you. Girl, I’ve been there, done that. And the thing is when you’re single? You don’t have to bother with any more pettiness in your life. You have less drama, so you’re more peaceful in life. No boys? No stress.
4 Sleep with other single guys around any time you want
There’s a lot of fish in the sea. Tall fish, rich fish, athletic fish, smart fish. Lots of fish to choose from! The problem is when you’re in a relationship; you’re stuck with only one fish. And that’s okay because you have a commitment with that fish. But y’know. Sometimes you just wanna taste the other fish available, but you can’t because you’ve sworn loyalty to that one fish. It sucks! But now that you’re single. You’re free! You can taste all kinds of fish that you like. No one will stop you. There’s no need for you to explain to anyone why you’re eating and sleeping with the other fish. But if someone asks, you can simply tell them the truth—that you just felt like it. And they can’t do anything about it.
5 Your toilet seat doesn’t have stray pee on it
Girls who have lived with their boyfriends know how disgusting men can be. Some guys can’t aim well when they pee. And it’s irritating when you have to tell them over and over again to keep the toilet seat up so that you won’t have to deal with their mess when it’s your turn to use the throne. Luckily, another reason why being single is the best is because you don’t have to worry about whether there’s pee on the toilet seats. You know it’s clean because there’s no dick to blame.
6Don’t have to put up with sports or gaming talk with his friends
I mean it’s good that he has interests and hobbies. But if you spend a considerable amount of time talking to him and his friends blabber on and on about something you have zero interest in, it can get tedious. You may love the guy but good god, it can be irritating. Now that you’re single, you don’t have to sit there and listen to your boyfriend and his gang talk about their games or streams for hours like it’s religion. You don’t have to smile politely and nod as if you completely understood what they’re talking about when, in reality, you have no fucking clue what they’re saying. The spell is broken, and you can finally consume yourself with other topics that matter more to you.
7 You don’t have to smell his fart and body odor
People seem to think that it’s cute when you’re already smelling your partner’s farts because it just goes to show that he’s already comfortable with you. But the thing is, a fart is a fart, and it’s still gross no matter the context. When you’re single, you’re free to breathe fresh air 24/7. You don’t need to pretend like your boyfriend’s fart is an air freshener. Yuck.
8Fart as loud as you want
As much as you won’t need to smell your boyfriend’s disgusting fart, you’re also free to let out what you need to let out. Had a bad curry for lunch? Let it all out. The sound of your own fart is music to your ears. Nobody will judge you. Now that you’re single, you can be free to fart all you want when you want. You don’t need to be conscious of your boyfriend’s reaction. You also won’t need to fart “daintily” or “like a girl.” Let those engines run wild and fart as loud as you want.
9No one can stop you from clubbing
When you’re in a relationship, part of the deal can be that you don’t go to clubs and party on your own. You have to bring your guy, or you don’t. A relationship is an amazing thing, but it does have its ways of clipping your wings. But now that you’re single, you’re a free bird. You can party all you want without worrying that your boyfriend will get mad at you. You can now enjoy the “free drinks” and the passes made by hot guys at the bar. You’re a single lady. Exercise that freedom by hitting nine clubs in one night. No one can stop you from having a blast and partying all night long.
10 Dancing overly close and sexy with randoms in the club
Now that you can go to clubs anytime you like, make the most out of it. Show them how you work that body. If you have all the moves, don’t let them go to waste. Dance sluttily as much as you want. Show them who’s the boss of that dance floor. Nobody will get mad for you, showing your skills. You might even attract the attention of the hottest guy in the club. And you’ll get tons of exercise in the process.
11The thrill of meeting someone great everyday
When you’ve been in a long-term relationship, the “spark” tends to lose itself. There’s no more “kilig” since you already know each other too well. It’s the sad part, and it happens. But now that you’re single and free again, each day you wake up is a brand new opportunity to meet someone. Every new place you go, you get the chance of a lifetime to get that amazing feeling of meeting someone special again. Every day is a gift you can enjoy again.
12 No sharing of blankets
Sharing is not always caring. But sometimes it means you freeze your ass off. When you’ve lived with your boyfriend, you know how hard it can be sharing a bed. Worse, he may even be the type who snores or moves a lot when asleep, so you find yourself awake in the middle of the night because of all his noise and movements. But when you’re single, there’s no need for you to share your blanket. There’s no need to cover your ears with ear plugs or dread his crazy twists and turns in bed. You’re alone, and you have the comforts of the bed all for yourself. You’ll get a peaceful sleep knowing you’re not getting cheated on plus there’s no blanket-stealing, moving, snoring bf beside you. Sounds like a good way to spend the night, don’t you think?
13 Spend more time with your friends talking about anything under the sun
Now that you’re single, you can spend more time with your girls, just talking about anything under the sun. You can talk about the Kardashians or gossip about the most ridiculous things. When you’re in a relationship, you tend to spend most of your free time catering to your boyfriend and listening to his whines and rants about work or school. Because of this, girl time is effectively reduced. Talking about the most random things while having a good laugh is the time that you can really tell yourself that it’s great being single. Boys are just there for extra fun, but girlfriends are always the pillar of a good life. They’re a shoulder to cry on, and an ear you can trust will listen to you any minute of the day.
14 No need for you to pick up after his dirty clothes on the floor
You’ll have to pick up his clothes and remind him constantly where to put it. They’ll sometimes even wear some old pants they haven’t washed in a month because that’s the only decent option. Need I say more? Men can be disgusting creatures. But when you’re single? You can keep the order and cleanliness in your own home. You don’t have to endure anything they do to you and your place.
15 Returning the favor in bed is optional
Reciprocity is a big deal in committed relationships. When your bf goes down on you, it is expected that you also suck his dick. You need to be fair and square and do your job in the bedroom play. But when you’re single, that unwritten rule is immediately abolished. So, if the guy you picked up from the club eats you out, you’re not obligated to return the favor. You can if you want to, but that’s only when you’re feeling generous.
16No one bugs you about your hair clogging the bathroom sink
I mean, c’mon. Hairs naturally fall after some time. You can’t help it. That is nature’s way of doing its cell regeneration or whatever reason it may have. It’s not your fault that your hair is longer and more prone to breakage and hair fall. So why should you get constant bickerings about it? But now that you’re single, you’re free from all the annoying sermons. Let it clog. Let it flood. It’s your bathroom. Your sink, your rules. You can clean it up when you’re in the mood.
17 You get to eat the last slice of pizza you ordered
Just this reason alone is enough for you to believe that being single is the best. Pizzas are love. Whether you like it with pineapple on top or not, pizzas are god’s gift to humanity. And now, without an additional person hogging all your food, the last slice of pizza is all yours. Enjoy it, sis.
18 It’s just your laundry you have to worry about
Aside from the fact that you don’t have to pick his dirty clothes on the floor anymore, you also don’t need to feel the need to wash his laundry when he hasn’t done it for weeks. You’re free from being his girlfriend-slash-housekeeper. You can do so much more on your free time. Plus, you get to save in detergent and fabric conditioner. Need we say more?
19 You can buy a week’s worth of grocery only for yourself
When you buy groceries, it’s all about your favorite foods. You don’t need to think about what another human being wants to eat in a week. If you want to go vegan, no one is stopping you. If you want to eat Cheetos and fries for a week, no one is stopping you. Your grocery list is your own, and you’re the only person who has a say on what you want and need. Weekly groceries are now more fun instead of stressful.
20 Never having to fake an orgasm
Oh baby, if there’s one thing I hated about having a boyfriend, it’s when you have to protect his little ego by pretending his dick did its job for you. Spoiler alert: It didn’t. And it sucks! Keeping all the frustration to yourself and rushing home afterward to finger yourself to orgasm. Ugh. What a sad, painful thing to endure in relationships. But now that you’re single, you can show the disappointment on your face if Garry from the bar doesn’t drop good dick. It may just be the motivation he needs to improve.
21 Not having to fake your reaction when he gives you a lame gift
As if faking an orgasm isn’t bad enough, you even have to pretend you like the dress (which totally isn’t your style) he gave you. One of the reasons why being single is the best? You don’t have to be considerate and wear that ugly dress so that you don’t hurt his feelings.
22 Not having to wrack your brain trying to shop for the perfect men’s gifts
There are birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, and all other occasions you’re supposed to get him a gift. And as you know, males are probably impossible to give a gift to. Sometimes, you don’t even know what they want or if they even want anything at all. You spend days, if not, weeks, racking up department stores and online shops trying to find the perfect gift for him. And you don’t even do it once. You have to do it over and over again. It’s stressful and frustrating! But when you’re single, there’s no need for you to figure out what present you will give him because there’s nobody to give a gift to in the first place. You’re single, and you can’t be bothered with crap like that anymore.
23You’re spared from awkward dinners with his side of the family
Now, you may really like his family, and his family might even like you too. But there’s just something awkward when you’re having dinner with them. So maybe it’s for the best. Your inappropriate jokes don’t really fly well with his fam.
24 You don’t have to come home and hear screaming because his team is losing in the game
It’s a total war zone when he’s with his online game buddies. All that screaming and cursing can be too much to handle when all you want is to have some peace and quiet with a book in your hand.
25More storage since you don’t have to share closet space
Just sharing a bed is already a hassle, to begin with. But when you’re living with your boyfriend, you also need to share the closet. This is an extreme burden considering the sheer amount of tops and shoes you own. When you’re single, the closet is yours for the taking. Hoard all the bags and jeans you want because no one is stopping you. You don’t have to think about anyone else, so you’re free to grow your collection.
26 No sharing of the remote
You’re the queen of the remote again. You have complete control of what you want to watch and when you want to watch it. On your rest nights, you can even watch The Bachelors with no one telling you to change channels. Can it get any better than that?
27The mess in your house is actually YOUR mess
If there’s one thing we can tell you, it’s that a boyfriend and living with one are two whole different levels of commitment. For a boyfriend, you just need loyalty, understanding, and tons of nude pictures. But when you’re living with one? You have to make sure you got a truckload of patience and household chore knowledge with you. They’re a mess most of the time. And I’m not even talking about their psychological state. They’re creatures who can bring a huge mess into our lives, both literally and figuratively. Now that you’re single, the only mess you actually have to clean up after is your own.
28 And lastly, you can focus more on your self-growth
One of the reasons why being single is the best is because when you’re single, it’s all about you, you and you. You have more time to work on yourself, whether it’s career-wise or just generally your well-being. So that when the time comes when you’re ready to be with someone again, you’re far better than you were before and have something more to offer to the relationship.
Live your life the way you want
You don’t really need a lot more reasons to figure out that being single is the best. You’re free again. There are so many things you can do now. Sure, it may take a while to get used to the new lifestyle, but once you’ve been in it for a while, life’s more fun and peaceful again. The chains are broken, and you’re free to live your life the way you want. There’s no need to settle. You deserve better, so go out there and get it, girl!