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10 of the Best Things About Being Single

Dating life and relationships come in their due time, but the single life is a milestone we need to give more credit to. Being single not only will help you focus on what you want from life but it allows you to learn more of who you are. Here are all the reasons that being unattached is truly awesome, and why it's a positive relationship status to have.

10 of the Best Things About Being Single

1. You have more time to focus on your career

When you're not committed to anyone, you have a better perception of who you are and what you want to do. That means you're probably pretty clear on what you want career-wise, and being single ensures you have time to put in the work. This is a great time to build your empire without the time commitments that come with a relationship.

2. You're free to meet new people

You can meet new people while in a relationship, but it can be easier to get out and about when you're flying solo. You make the most amazing friendships in your single life. You find your tribe -- those that get you and those you relate to, outside the context of a romantic relationship.

3. You can travel anywhere, at any time

Being in a relationship can be great, but the logistics of taking a major trip can be a nightmare. Do it while you're single. You can pick any destination you want without consulting anyone else first. You can go to Dubai, New York, Australia or Egypt and have the time of your life. You'll find it liberating and adventurous, and you'll have great, interesting stories to tell on your first date.

4. You don't care about what other people think

It's annoying when your parents nag you about why you're not married yet, but you're less likely to take it to heart now. Being single is often seen as a consolation prize instead of the amazing experience that it can truly be. But those who experience it, learn that it's actually pretty fun and that what other people think about your relationship status doesn't matter.

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5. Your time is truly yours

Want to spend more time with your family or friends? Want to go somewhere at 3 AM? Want to be in bed by 6 PM? You can do whatever you want with your time and not have to consult or consider anyone else.

6. You sleep better

Research shows that single people sleep more than those who are in a relationship. Getting a good night's sleep means you go into each and every day with a leg up on those who have to deal with another person's sleep schedule. That's what we'd call a win.

7. You learn to love yourself

People always say that you have to love yourself before you love someone else. Well, that's correct. Those who are able to love themselves can create happy and fulfilling lives.

8. You can enjoy your own lifestyle

When you're in a relationship, you tend to put someone else's needs before yours. You no longer always come first. Being single makes you self-reliant for all the right reasons. You are allowed to learn how to do things independently which helps you to develop skills and talents that you may have forgotten about. There are no limitations and nothing holding you back.

9. You will likely save money

Dating is a great way to wave goodbye to all your earned income. When you're with someone, there is nothing more important than impressing them by buying them dinner and presents. However, when the relationship fizzles, you'll realize how this tactic doesn't pay off. Committed people are more likely to spend more money than singles. So don't get depressed when you're eating meals alone, it's investing in your future!

10. You don't need to compromise

Being single can be a blessing -- particularly if your partner tends to have different tastes and interests than you. 

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Contributor, June 12, 2019

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