Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, and single people have a lot to be thankful for. No sharing the remote, no in-laws and no arguments – perfect!
Some people imagine that single people are lonely, but this is rarely the case. Lots of single people love being single; they love their freedom and independence, and they are happy to stay single until they meet the right person.
Even if you dislike being single, it certainly has its benefits. If you’re single this Thanksgiving, here are 7 things you can be thankful for.
1. You Don’t Have To Share Your Bed With Someone Else
You can take up the whole bed, because both sides are yours. You don’t have to sleep in an uncomfortable position because your partner is taking up the whole bed, and no-one keeps you awake with their snoring or quilt hogging. You can sleep in a starfish position if you want, and no-one will complain. You can also watch TV until late, wake up whenever and have your own perfect sleeping conditions; you control the temperature, and you can choose if the window is open or closed. And best of all; the only alarm clock that will wake you up is your own.
2. You Can Spend Lots Of Time With Your Friends
Relationships can take up a lot of time, and often people in relationships don’t get to see their friends as often as they would like to. Because you don’t have a relationship taking up all of your time, you’re always down for last-minute plans – and you never miss big events like birthdays. Because of this, you have a close relationship with your best friends, so there is always someone who is willing to listen to your problems or meet up for a drink. You might be single, but you’re not lonely – you’re surrounded by friends who love you.
3. You Can Flirt
If you see someone you find attractive, you can go and flirt without worrying that you will annoy someone. Also, the flirting is good practice for when you meet Mr/Miss. Right; you’ll be able to charm their socks off within five minutes of meeting them.
4. All Of Your Free Time Is “Me-Time”
When you’re in a relationship you have to make time for your partner – and you have to go to events like family parties and work functions. When you’re single all of your free time belongs to you, and you can do what you want, when you want. Indoor skiing on a Thursday? Why not. Three nights binge-watching all of Orange Is The New Black? Do it if you want to – no-one will try to stop you.
5. You Can Travel Whenever (And Wherever) You Want
If you want to travel anywhere in the world, from Thailand to America, you can. You could even arrange a one-way flight for tomorrow. When you’re in a relationship it is more difficult to be spontaneous, as one partner might not want to travel, or they might be unwilling to be in a long-distance relationship. As a single person, you can do whatever you want; it isn’t inconveniencing anyone else.
6. You Don’t Have To Share The TV Remote
No taking turns to watch things, and being forced to watch shows that you hate. The remote is yours, and you’re going to watch whatever you want!
7. You Don’t Have To Worry About Someone Else
One of the hardest parts of being in a relationship is worrying about someone else. It can be little things; worrying about their mood after they’ve had a hard day at work, or it could be bigger things; for instance, if they don’t text back for a couple of hours you might worry that they are hurt.
As a single person, you don’t need to worry about someone else; your number one concern is yourself, and making sure your own needs are being met.