So you’ve broken up with your partner or maybe you haven’t had one, nonetheless the lines ‘plenty of fish in the sea’ and ‘there’s someone out there for everyone’ have been preached to you. The thought of setting the table for one and never being able to ride a tandem bike gives you anxiety, as well as the cat hair you think you might be cleaning once you are branded as forever alone. But what if being single and forever alone doesn’t mean adopting 20 cats and wearing pyjamas to the supermarket? (There is nothing wrong with this for the record.) As a society, there are expectations that each of us are on a set course to find ‘true love,’ but in recent times more individuals are finding solace in enjoying life’s pleasures in solitude. Here are 10 reasons why being alone forever isn’t such a bad thing.
1. You don’t have to share your take-out meals.
Ordering that Chinese dish you’ve been craving, only to have your partner take a bite, can be frustrating. When you are ordering for one, the only problem you have is remembering if your favourite take-out is on Deliveroo or UberEats.
2. More time to invest in your personal interests.
So you love the knitting needles and occasional hike for Instagram? Being single means you can spend as little or as much of your invaluable time on perusing the isles of Costco and Spotlight with no shame from your significant other.
3. If cats are your thing, you can keep as many as you want without deliberation.
Pets can be a contentious issue when living with a partner, but living alone opens up the idea to accommodate as many furry friends as you wish. You want five cats, two dogs, eight fish, three guinea pigs and a parrot? Well you’ve got it! Being single means having as many pets as your landlord permits.
4. Starfish sleeping.
If you’ve ever shared a bed with someone you begin to appreciate the space and ample duvet you can wrap yourself in when you’re by yourself. You want to be a sausage roll? Go for it. You want to throw all you limbs to different corners of the bed and starfish? Go for it!
5. Holidays are where you want, when you want.
The freedom of travelling alone is like no other. The ability to go where you want, do what you want and for how ever long you like is a freedom everyone should enjoy once. You can visit that wool museum, or drink by the pool for a week, your holiday can be whatever you want it to be without compromising with another’s plans.
6. Netflix is a breeze.
Watch what you want with no lame arguments over whether how Man vs. Wild is better than Gossip Girl.
7. Shave when you want, as often as you want.
Each year as summer rolls around the legs appear from under the boyfriend jeans to reveal somewhat ape-like limbs, covered with hair from ankle to thigh. Being single means you can trim and sculpt you body hair to however you like it, with no pressures from counterparts liking or not liking your personal grooming.
8. You avoid the in-law thing.
Face it, chances are if you have a partner then you’ll inevitably have to spend some quality time with in-laws. But being single means only having to juggle one set of parents to disappoint, eat the occasional dinner you couldn’t get out of and spend Christmas with.
9. Toilet seat is always left they way you like.
The classic seat up and seat down argument is non-existent. You leave your loo the way you like it and when you return… it will be exact the same!
10. Love yourself unconditionally.
Invest more time and money into loving yourself. Pamper numero 1, look after and focus on your health and well-being. Splurge on that outrageous cocktail and body scrub, because this life is all you’ve got so love yourself because that’s the only person you get to be.
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