It's indeed wonderful to be in a relationship but there are times when we will be alone. Of course, being single can be a blessing as well as a curse. The reason for people being sad and lonely is that they usually see only the cons and not the pros. A single life need not necessarily doom one to despair and loneliness. Rather, it is important to appreciate the many advantages, some of which include cheaper living, job growth opportunities, etc. What are the advantages of being single? Some of them are discussed below.
Freedom is no doubt the most important merit of being single. Freedom allows more spontaneity in life: you can go anywhere or decide on anything without being answerable to anyone. Being single allows you to be master of your own life and self, rather than compelling yourself to be what you are not. Men don't have to worry about missing the Champions League football finals to watch the movie of the week, for the sake of their partner or family and vice versa for women. For men, being single at some stage helps them to become skilled in different household chores like cooking and cleaning.
Control Over Finances
This may be the bitter truth. Relationship besides time, requires money, and a lot of it. When single, you are in full control of your expenses. You save a lot of money instead of spending it on overpriced movie tickets or costly dinners. Also no worries about Valentine's Day or Christmas gifts, birthday presents, or 1 month or 10 week anniversaries. Men can pamper themselves by buying a Sony Playstation 3 without getting an earful later. Women, on the other hand, can pamper themselves with a piece of jewelry or buy a new dress.
Control Over Time
We live in a busy world where people often complain that they don't have time, although they have planned a month's holiday beforehand with their partners. When you are single, you have time for yourself. You can give time to your hobbies, friends, family, adventures, sports, etc. This time can be utilized for personal enrichment, like working on enhancement of your career.
Stress is the major cause of all kinds of health problems. When single, you do not face the amount of stress that you would have in a negative relationship. If a marriage relationship goes sour, there is lot of stress involved in getting out of the relationship. Singles are free to choose the kind of relationship they want to be in.
Some Other Advantages
- You don't have to tolerate annoying habits of your partners like snoring, etc.
- You get to know who you really are when you are single. It can give you a better awareness about yourself.
- You can have a great night life. Many cities provide exhilarating nightlife to attract singles.
- You can avail job growth opportunities.
- You have more time to spend with friends, more time to study and more time to flirt.
- You are in complete control of your TV remote.
With so many advantages, there is no reason why anyone who is single should feel sad or lonesome. We should just look at the positive side of things. The next time you find yourself alone, don't panic, instead CHEER UP. Nothing is lost if you don't have a boyfriend or a girlfriend. In fact there is everything to gain!