Being single isn’t always a walk in the park especially when movies, television shows, friends, and family push the concept of being incomplete until you find “the one”. We're made to think that coupling up is the ultimate goal in life, but anyone who's ever been in a relationship can attest that it's not all that it's cracked up to be. There are plenty of perks to staying single, and here are just a few of them.
By being single, you also become more financially free because every single penny in your wallet or purse is yours. You get to decide on how you want to spend it. According to research, it says that 21% of single people had credit card debt compared to the 27% of couples without children and the 36% with children. One of the perks people often attribute to relationships is the ability for both partners to share responsibilities and financial burdens, but experts say that being single would teach you to be more frugal and financially independent.
Although it does sound sad, it is not the case. The reason why you find a relationship is because you might be pressured by people around you. Being in a relationship also has its cons because you’d have to consider fitting someone in your life and your plans. By being single, you have time to focus on your interests. Being alone is an important part of self-development. It allows you to get to know yourself. Meanwhile, when you are surrounded by others, you might set your own ideas and passions aside in order to appease the wants and needs of friends and family.
Fights and arguments aren’t always a bad thing, but when you’re single, you don’t have to deal with any of it at all! A relationship seems fun, but occasional bickering is nearly impossible to avoid. Flying solo means avoiding arguments over where to go to dinner or about someone who skipped ahead on that TV show you're supposed to be watching together. Singles get to watch anything their heart desires and eat wherever they want without fear of having to share the last slice.
The best relationships occur when you have a good understanding of your own needs, wants, and values, and being single allows you to focus on these things. Having this confidence and self-awareness will serve you in all of your relationships, not just romantic ones, and that is why being single is actually more appealing and logical than you might’ve once believed.
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