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Seven reasons to love being single

Here are two facts: single people do not always have it easy, and relationships are work. Now that the two important things about life are out, let us have a reflection on relationships. They come with jealousy, fights, selfishness, and troubled sex. If being single were a more revered way of life, maybe more people would embrace singlehood. Maybe if being single was more acceptable then people would be much happier and at peace with themselves instead of under the scrutiny of "not being attached or married."

If you are single, embrace it and use it as an opportunity to become a better you.
Photo by Jason Merritt

There is tons of literature giving advice on "how to" find someone special, get married, and successfully date. So, where is the guide to being single? When one is single he or she can do what they want, when they want, and with whom they want. If it seems like everyone is coupled up, one could feel a little lonely. But it does not have to be all bad. Just look at the bright side of things. Being single is valuable when keeping a positive attitude.

Are you getting down about living the single life? Do not! Here are seven reasons to love being single.

1. Do whatever you want. Being single is an opportunity to explore anything one has always wanted to do or try. This might sound juvenile to some, but imagine how liberating and stress free it can be.

2. No compromising. Single people can do whatever they want without having to compromise for someone else.

3. No jealousy or insecurity. Jealousy and insecurity issues can come for either partner. When one is single, the most important person has become you.

4. Emotional independence. Whenever anyone has dealing with another person, one partner will not always be supportive of the other's emotions. Single people do not have to explain their emotions or worry about another person's emotions.

5. Can build friendships. Remember the cliché about the friend who disappears when he or she finds someone? It is clichéd because it always happens. It seems that relationships and friendships are always battling for position. But remember in many ways friends are more important than partners. When a relationship hits turbulence, one will need a friend to vent. So, spend time connecting with friends, reconnecting with old ones, or making new ones.

6. Personal growth. Instead of thinking being single is a bad thing, think of it as an opportunity to focus completely on you. One should take this time to figure out their likes, dislikes, and what would make a better mate.

7. "Me time." Having "me time" is the best part of being single.

Being single is the freedom for someone to do what he or she wants, when they want, how they want, why they want, and with whom. There is no one to answer to, compromise for, explain, and justify. If you are single, embrace it and use it as an opportunity to become a better you.

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