Being single is a lot of fun. Sure, sometimes the dating game can be stressful, and no-one likes third wheeling with their friends who are coupled up – but there are also lots of wonderful things that you can do when you’re single.
Here are five things you can do if you want to enjoy the single life.
1. Be impulsive
One of the best things about being single is that you can be spontaneous whenever you want. You never need to run things by a partner to find out if they are okay with it; if you want a pet, you can just get one. If you want a Chinese takeaway, you can order some. If you want to pack up your life and move to a new city, you can.
Basically you can do anything that you want to do (finances and the law permitting, of course!), which can be very liberating and freeing.
2. Spend as much time as you want with your friends and family
Relationships are fun, but they come and go… unlike your friends and family. When you are single you tend to have more free time to spend with your friends and family, and this can be a lot of fun! In fact, it can be even more fun than spending time with a partner.
3. You can put lots of time into working and having fun
If you are single you can work hard and play hard – no compromise. You can put lots of time and effort into furthering your career, and you will still have time left over to focus on your hobbies and passions. This means that some people are much more productive when they are single, so there are definitely some benefits to riding solo.
4. Travel the world
Travelling alone can be more enjoyable than travelling with someone else, especially as you don’t have to compromise on anything. You can choose the country, when you visit, how long you stay, the accommodation and what you do while you are there – and then later down the line you can enjoy a romantic holiday with someone else.
5. Reflect on yourself and what you want
When people are in relationships they have to consider someone else’s needs and desires, and this can quickly consume so much time that you don’t actually think about your own wellbeing. On the other hand, when you are single you can focus on yourself and what will make you happy. This can boost your happiness and self-esteem, and it will even improve your chances of being in a happy, healthy relationship in the future.