15 Things That Are Better Than Having A Boyfriend

Being in a relationship can be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever experience. We all like the thought of sharing our lives with someone, and having another person to rely on during the tough times. There’s no denying that both being in a relationship and being single have their pros and cons. The Beatles may have said “all you need is love”, but sometimes love is the last thing on your mind. Don’t wish your single days away, because there will come a time when you’d love just a couple hours of that single-girl freedom you used to take for granted. Here are some things that are way better than a boyfriend:

  1. Sleeping spread eagle with all the blankets. Not to mention all the pillows and no sweaty dude to smack you in the face when he thrashes like a fish on land. Hello eight hours of solid, uninterrupted slumber. EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT.
  2. Coming home to find your snack stash intact. And you didn’t even have to attached a strongly worded note to it, hide it all over the house, or threaten him via text with bodily harm if he dares to touch the brand new box of Oreos you just purchased.
  3. Flirting shamelessly. What’s better than flirting hard with a cute guy you just met and not having to worry about when you should let him know you have a boyfriend?
  4. Never watching movies you don’t want to watch. Hate horror movies? You’ll never have to compromise and force yourself to watch one even though it gives you nightmares again.
  5. Eating all the cake. This could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how concerned with calories you are. Either way, it’s your choice.
  6. Doing nothing all day long. In your sweatpants with no makeup and last night’s unwashed hair too.
  7. Shopping without judgement. Because yes you DO need that black Calvin Klein purse even though you already have three other black purses. It’s different. And it was on sale. You shouldn’t have to explain yourself.
  8. Having an orgasm every time. Because if you’re doing it yourself, it’s all about you, and you know exactly what you like.
  9. Endless BFF time. This could mean a full weekend sleep over like you’re in high school again. No need to schedule time with her in between boyfriend obligations.
  10. A bottle of wine in your PJs. With no intention of going out unless it’s for a snack.
  11. Going weeks without shaving and not giving AF. Especially in the winter. You need that extra insulation.
  12. No “where is this going” panic attacks. No petty fights, wondering why he isn’t texting you back, or if he’s as serious about the relationship as you are, or compromising “for the sake of the relationship” either.
  13. Wearing a sports bra or no bra all damn weekend. Your boobs aren’t meant to be contained 24/7.
  14. Getting an awesome promotion. Look at you, focusing on your career and not needing anyone to take care of you. Be proud.
  15. Pizza. And no one to judge you when you order one and eat the entire thing all by yourself over the course of the evening.
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.