There’s no doubt that relationships are fun. But when you find yourself in the wrong one, it can seem like a nightmare that snowballs out of control. So when you find yourself without a man in your life, you can breathe a sigh of relief. No boyfriend, no problem. That’s what vibrators are for!
There are plenty of ways to have fun on your own and learn to appreciate the time you spend with yourself – instead of fussing over a guy.
13 great reasons to say no boyfriend, no problem
Maybe your next great relationship is just around the corner, or maybe it’s not! Being single means you get back to yourself, your family, and rekindling friendships with old friends while making new ones along the way.
Doesn’t matter what your situation, is we’re showing you 13 great reasons to be single. [Read: Secrets only singles know to be true]
#1 You don’t have to pretend to like things that you don’t really give a sh*t about. Laughing at unfunny jokes, watching superhero movies, and giving blowjobs. All of these “cool girlfriend” duties are now off the table. Why? Because you’re free and single, girlfriend!
That’s not to say some of these options aren’t fun to do once in a while, but the obligation to be the cool, suave, impressed, and the ever-giggly girlfriend are no more. Cheers, ladies.
#2 You don’t have to divvy up your time. Now that you’re officially single, you no longer have to worry about what to do with your free time. That delicate balance of splitting your time up between your friends, your mate, and yourself now no longer exists. In fact, you can do whatever you want – you don’t answer to anyone! [Read: Common problems faced by couples who live together]
#3 You don’t have to share your space. Living together when your mate is clean, loving, and attentive can be amazing. On the flip side, living with someone who’s messy, loud, and overall irritating is an absolute nightmare.
Take solace in the fact that you don’t have to make the distinction. No more do you have to decorate in gender neutrals so that your collection of pink home decor doesn’t blow your boy-toy out of the water. Your house = All yours.
#4 You only have to deal with your own problems. We all have our problems, but lucky for you, you’re single. No more troubles with the in-laws, no more emotional sabotage, and no more ex-girlfriends sniffing around. The only problems you have to deal with are your very own! [Read: Possible reasons you’re still single and struggling]
#5 You learn who you are, and that makes you a better future girlfriend. The best way to get to know yourself is to be *by* yourself. You can seek out your own interests. Take a class, learn to fly a plane, go on a spontaneous vacation, work out, party, dream, live!
When you’re single, the world is your oyster. Not to mention getting to know yourself and learning to love yourself will set you up to be an amazing girlfriend in the future. Did somebody say win/win?
#6 No arguments. No relationship means no more arguing. Now the only arguing you will do is with your BFF over which club to head out to. No more fights over money, friends, attitude, other women, and no more jealousy. Can you taste the freedom? [Read: Reasons being single can be a lot of fun]
#7 Your decisions are your own. Now that you’re single, you don’t have to worry about who your decisions are affecting.
You don’t have to check in with anyone before deciding to take a trip, go out with the girls, take a job in another city, or dye your hair platinum blonde. You can spend your whole day eating sour gummy bears in bed and no one will be the wiser.
#8 More dresser space for you. As petty as it seems, when you live in a smaller apartment, space is everything. If there’s a whole other dresser crowding up space, it should be yours and nobody else’s! [Read: Single Women – Tour de force taking over the world]
#9 You always get the last chocolate. No more politely offering up the last chocolate, handful of chips, or other delicious morsels of food to your man. Now all your yummies belong to you. You don’t even have to share your meal when you’re out at a restaurant. Movie popcorn? All yours! Three cheers for good food in your belly.
#10 Your bed is all yours. Relationships are great. Sharing a bed isn’t. Nothing will screw up your sleeping pattern like sharing a bed with a man. Your man humping your bum in the night may seem funny at first, but after 6 months, all it’s going to do is exhaust you.
Take comfort in knowing you can sleep in the middle of the bed and be the biggest blanket-hog ever with no consequences. Except maybe being buried in a pile of blankets. [Read: Things you need to know when you are living alone]
#11 Pizza toppings belong to you. Ordering in for the night? Now that you’re single you don’t have to compromise on toppings! Similarly, you don’t have to give up on the idea of pizza just because he’s in the mood for Chinese.
Alternatively, you can also stock up on all those healthy foods he used to pick out of your meals. Kale, chia seeds, and Greek yogurt… here you come!
#12 You don’t have to share your money. Or worry about being financially tied to someone else, in any way. You can spend your money the way you want. New clothes, spa days, redecorating the bedroom – all your decision!
As long as you’re not ignoring rent and important bills, your money can be spent on you, you, you, and you don’t have to answer to anyone about it.
Side note? You also don’t have to worry about someone else’s debt. Zing!
#13 Your next great relationship is right around the corner… maybe. One of the best parts of being single is the dating opportunities. You can flirt to your heart’s delight, boost your ego accepting compliments from hot guys, and relish in the fact that your next great love is just around the corner.
When you least expect it, there he’ll be.
[Read: The thirst is real – 15 realities of being single for too long]
So now you know that having a boyfriend isn’t always the best thing since sliced bread. No boyfriend, no problem! Enjoy your single life while you have one.
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Waverly Smith is a freelance writer who has been getting paid for spreading her sarcastic take on love, life, and sex since 2010. She is many things that peo...
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