15 Unexpected Perks Of Being Single

15 Unexpected Perks Of Being Single ©iStock/Yorkfoto

You might not really want to be single, but you’d be lying if you said that there weren’t some perks that come along with rolling solo. Sure, you’ll find a great guy to be in a relationship one day, but for now, why not sit back and enjoy the good parts of being boyfriend-less?

  1. Quiet is always available to you. All of a sudden, being able to focus on working at home just got easier.
  2. You don’t have to worry about fights and their fall-outs. You’re single. All you have to do is tell him to lose your number.
  3. Your budget for eating out just magically increased. You no longer have to worry about paying for your boyfriend if he forgets his wallet, and since you’re dating, you can also make multiple guys pay for your meals.
  4. You don’t have to deal with terrible in-laws or awful potential in-laws. If you’ve ever had to deal with the problem of a boyfriend’s overbearing mom, you understand what a huge perk this is. Seriously, it’s reason enough to be very thankful that you aren’t taken.
  5. You never have to deal with your significant other saying something that would make you look bad. This means you don’t have to coach them on what to say, or worry that they will make a scene. Why? Because they don’t exist.
  6. You never have to worry about your living situation changing due to a breakup. Having to move out due to a breakup is becoming an increasingly common problem. When you are single, you are on your own. You don’t have to worry about a douchebag boyfriend asking you to leave your apartment after you move in with him.
  7. Cleaning up is a breeze. You don’t have to worry about picking up some dude’s sweaty socks. You don’t have to worry about him eating food you cooked and leaving dishes in the sink. It’s a well-known fact that women who are taken have to clean up more during a typical week than single girls. Bask in the freedom of a clean home!
  8. You can sleep with whoever you want, and do whatever you want, whenever you want. You have no one to answer to, so you might as well enjoy doing things you wouldn’t do if you were hitched.
  9. You don’t have to worry about farting at home. Admit it – you’ve held it in around your exes before.
  10. You can order in whatever kind of takeout you want. Tandoori? Check. Raw oysters? Check. Having to worry about dealing with a guy’s complaints over the smell or look of your food? Nope. Indulge, my friend.
  11. You don’t have to awkwardly hang out with anyone else’s friends. Let’s just be honest here — most of the time, we never actually would want to hang out with our exes’ friends. Even meeting them is painfully awkward. When you’re single, you don’t have to deal with that situation – at all.
  12. Privacy is a thing. It’s true. You don’t have to worry about guys getting up in your business when you’re single.
  13. You don’t have to worry about making major life decisions with another person. Be honest, you don’t want to have to compromise on things like where you live or what job you take. You know it’s true.
  14. You have more leftovers when you cook and/or open a bottle of wine. Ever notice how all the duck a l’orange you make disappears overnight when you’re taken, but lasts the entire week when you’re single. It’s so much easier cooking for one, and food bills are also so much lower.
  15. You do not have to worry about dealing with jealousy from guys. That’s right! You can invite your guy friends to crash the night if you want to, and you won’t have to deal with hissy fits from your significant other.
Ossiana Tepfenhart is a New Jersey based writer and editor with bylines in Mashed, Newsbreak, Good Men Project, YourTango, and many more. She’s also the author of a safe travel guide for LGBTQIA+ people available on Amazon.

She regularly writes on her popular Medium page and posts on TikTok and Instagram @ossianamakescontent.