Relationships

Relish the Single Life

Single people tend to envy those who are in relationships. They yearn for the love and companionship that couples tend to have. However, as I get older I have come to realize that envying these things is meaningless. In fact, envying these things can only cause more harm than good as you settle for less than you deserve because you don’t want to be alone.  There is nothing wrong with being single and I just wanted to take some time to express my thoughts on the benefits of a single life.

It Gives You Freedom

Being single gives you the opportunity to pursue your dreams in a way that you probably never could if you were in a relationship. You can settle in another country to start a fresh life. You can take a promotion in another state without having to worry about keeping your relationship alive. You can even advance your education without feeling guilty about leaving your partner behind.  There is so much you can do without worrying about how your partner feels.

You Learn to Love Yourself

I have learnt that you can’t go into a relationship expecting someone to love you if you don’t love yourself. When you’re single you’re able to discover your likes and dislikes without feeling obligated to do what your partner wants to do. Gradually, you begin to appreciate your beauty and feel comfortable making no apologies for who you are and why you do what you do. When you love yourself, you are better able to love others.

You Can Date More than One Person

Notice I said DATE NOT HAVE SEX WITH. I think that the value of dating has been lost in our society. We are more interested in getting too serious too quickly instead of truly getting to know someone before making the next step.  Dating more than one person makes it more likely that you’ll make the right choice of someone to be with. This assumes that the people know that you’re dating them to get to know them and not looking for anything serious at this particular point in time.

 

I’m sure that there are many more benefits, but these stand out to me. If you have any thoughts please feel free to express them in the comments section below.

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