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While relationships are quite fulfilling, they aren’t necessary for leading a happy life. Contrary to popular belief, we depend on others to create our happiness.

Being in a relationship might work for some people but it doesn’t work for everyone. If you are happier single, be single. Just because everyone else is getting married and having kids doesn’t mean you have to. You live your own life and make your own decisions.

Below I am going to go over some of the best reasons for staying single. Sure, some of them might not seem like much but to someone who hates being tied down they make a big difference. That being said, whether you love being with someone or hate being around other people as long as you are doing what you want, that is all that matters. Being single can be just as wonderful as being in a relationship depending on how you feel about it.

19 Reasons Why Being Single Forever Is Amazing:

1. You don’t have to worry about upsetting anyone.

When you’re single you don’t have to consider the emotions of anyone else. You can do whatever you want. You can come home slaughtered or not come home at all if that is what you want to do. You don’t have to look after anyone but yourself and it feels great.

2. You save a lot of money.

Being in a relationship can be expensive. You have to take care of someone else and they have to take care of you. While for some it is worth it, it can be a bit frustrating. When you’re single, you are free to spend money on yourself and save as much as you feel is necessary.

3. You don’t have to worry about being cheated on.

When you’re single you don’t have to worry about what your partner is doing. You don’t have to get jealous or keep tabs. You are not caught up in things like that.

4. You can focus on your career.

Being single means you can better focus on yourself and your career. You can do what you want and if that includes climbing the ladder at work, go for it. You can get wherever you need to be if you work hard enough.

5. You get the whole bed to yourself.

You don’t have to worry about anyone stealing the blankets or kicking you in their sleep. You can take up the whole bed and if you want to snuggle you can grab a body pillow. Sleeping alone is something that a lot of people take for granted.

6. You get to focus on personal growth.

When you are single you can focus on yourself and your personal growth. You can work on becoming the person you want to be. You don’t have to lose yourself in someone else.

7. You can be as messy or as organized as you want.

When you’re on your own you can be messy or organized or a little of both. You don’t have to clean up after anyone else or have someone following you around complaining. You get to have the space you want for yourself.

8. You can do whatever you want.

You don’t have to answer to anyone when you’re single. If you want to stay gone for days on end, you can. You don’t have to come home to a pissed off partner or anything like that.

9. You get to play the field.

You get to play the field and hang out with whoever you want. If you want to sleep around go for it or if you want to be without sexual activity that’s fine too. You are in charge.

10. You don’t have to worry about anyone eating your leftovers in the fridge.

When you put leftover Chinese in the fridge you don’t have to worry about waking up to eat it the next morning only to find it gone. If you’ve ever been in a relationship you know this happens all too often. This drives most people up the wall.

11. You don’t have to postpone anything in your life.

You can do whatever you want whenever you want. If you want to move out of state, you can. You don’t have to consider anyone but yourself.

12. You don’t have to deal with anyone else’s problems.

You have to deal with your problems and no one else’s. When you’re in a relationship your partner’s problems also become your own and it really sucks. You as a single person never have to deal with that.

13. You don’t have to go to uncomfortable second ‘family gatherings.’

You don’t have to go to dinner with your partner’s family if you don’t have a partner. You get to avoid all of that awkwardness and do what you want. You don’t have to deal with a ‘second family.’

14. You never have to explain yourself when you get home.

You don’t have to go out of your way to explain yourself. You don’t have anyone watching the things you do or creeping on your social media. You just get to be yourself and live your life.

15. You get as much alone time as you want.

You don’t have to worry about finding a moment to spend alone. You get to spend weeks on end alone if you want to. You don’t have to share anything with anyone.

16. You get to live by your own standards.

You can be cheap and lazy or go all out and be over the top if you want. You get to choose the standard and don’t have to deal with anyone complaining about it. Your life is your life.

17. You don’t have to deal with any ‘love drama.’

Relationships tend to come with a lot of drama and if you’re single you get to avoid all of that. You don’t have to deal with another person and their baggage. You only have to deal with yourself and your shit.

18. You build lasting friendships.

You get to, as a single person, spend more time with friends and family. You build friendships that will last and are able to find things you never would have if you were in a relationship. While those who choose to be in a relationship their whole lives won’t understand this it is very important to those who prefer the single life.

19. You just don’t want to be in a relationship.

If you just want to be single then go for it. You don’t have to appreciate all the things above to not want to date. You can be single for any reason you like.

Being in a relationship isn’t always all it is cracked up to be. You can be happy and with someone or happy on your own. Just live the life you want to live.