11 Reasons Single Women Are the Happiest Ones

11 Reasons Single Women Are the Happiest Ones ©iStock/wundervisuals

Most people want to fall in love at some point, and spend their life with someone they can also call their best friend. Relationships can be amazing, but they’re also a lot of work, and they can be a huge source of stress. There are times in our lives where being single is a blessing, and it’s a lot more productive to actually appreciate all the best things about being alone, rather than pining after a relationship. You probably have a friend or two that seems to be having the best time of her life while single, and for good reason .

  1. They get way more sleep. Sleeping alone means there’s no one to hog the blankets, snore in her ear, or kick her during a violent dream. She goes to bed when she wants, and gets up when she wants without someone else’s schedule cramping her style. You’ll also never hear her complain about being woken up twelves times last night because of her boyfriend’s sleep apnea.
  2. They get to spend lots of time with their friends. She’s the girl that’s always heading out for a brunch date with the girls, or just getting in from happy hour with her colleagues, or planning a weekend getaway with her childhood friends. She fills her wide open social calendar with only things she wants to do, and that’s how she likes it.
  3. They don’t have to answer to anyone. You won’t catch the single girl calling her boyfriend when she gets a spontaneous invite to the exclusive after hours club. She doesn’t have to run her decisions by anyone first, and she never has to compromise.
  4. They get to be selfish. She never has to take anyone else’s feelings into consideration when choosing what she wants to do with her life. If she doesn’t want to do something, she doesn’t, and it’s as simple as that.
  5. No in-laws obligations. While girls in relationships are going to things like their boyfriend’s cousin’s bridal shower, and going shopping at Bed, Bath & Beyond with their boyfriend’s mother, the single girl is sipping a latte on a patio and reading the latest issue of Vogue (or whatever else it is she likes to do on a lazy Sunday).
  6. They still get to experience all the firsts with someone new. The best part about dating is the anticipation of meeting someone new, and getting that feeling of butterflies in your stomach. The single girl is still open to all the possibilities out there, and she probably can’t wait to find out what could happen.
  7. They can pick up and leave if they feel like it. If she suddenly decides she wants to go backpacking across Asia, there’s nothing stopping her. That kind of freedom has a way of reducing stress, even if you never act on it.
  8. No petty fights. The single girl is rolling her eyes and laughing at the pointless fights every couple seems to get themselves into. She can’t imagine spending energy on arguing over whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher.
  9. No jealousy issues to deal with. While everyone else is busy avoiding any situation that might make their boyfriend’s insecurities flair up, the single girl is grabbing lunch with the ex she’s still friends with, completely guilt free.
  10. They’re not worrying about whether this guy is “The One”. After a certain amount of time has passed in a relationship you start to think about whether you want to stay in it for the long haul, or cut your losses and move on. Either that or wondering whether he’s serious about you or not. The single girl can kick back, confident in the knowledge that she’s completely fine with being single.
  11. There’s no looming break up. People often linger in a relationship even though they already know it’s over. The single girl has been there, and is relieved that, at least for now, she doesn’t have to worry about how she’s going to keep her next break up as drama-free as possible.
By day, Courtney is a digital marketing copywriter living in Toronto, Canada. By night, she's a freelance lifestyle writer who, in addition to Bolde.com, contributes regularly to AmongMen.ca, IN Magazine, and SheBlogs Canada. Want to chat about relationships, Stephen King or your favorite true crime podcast/documentary/book? She's on Twitter @courtooo.