9 Single Girl Things You Can Still Enjoy When You’re In A Relationship

Being single can be a lot of fun, but it’s not like life just stops once you get a boyfriend. Here are 9 things you can do whether you’re single or happily coupled up — because what’s the point of finally finding love if you’re going to give everything up?

  1. Binge-watch to your heart’s content. Apparently single women have the market cornered on happily devouring the latest episode of Nashville. Not so. Who said that having a boyfriend meant you were never allowed to watch what you wanted and that you had to subsist on an entertainment diet of sports?
  2. Celebrate #TGIF with a night out. You already know that ignoring your girls when you’re newly (or not so newly) coupled up is a recipe for disaster. Honestly, your BF knows it’s super healthy to spend some nights apart. So go ahead and book that girl’s night out.
  3. Slay your career. Newsflash: you can love your boyfriend and also believe that you deserve the reach the top of your industry. Being career-focused is not just for the single women out there. In fact, loving your job is a pretty attractive quality. If your boyfriend whines that you’re not spending enough time with him, cut him loose – the right person will understand your ambition.
  4. Stay in. If there’s one activity that both couples and single people have in common, it’s the opportunity to stay inside, especially in winter when your face hurts just thinking about going outside. It’s super romantic to make dinner and cuddle with your significant other while watching a movie, and sometimes single girls need a break from all those first dates.
  5. Go on weekend getaways. Why wait until you finally have a BF to check out that nearby town that you’ve been wanting to since forever? Get your friends together and go on a weekend trip. Everyone needs a break sometimes. Weekend trips are awesome whether you go with your boyfriend or best friends.
  6. Move to an awesome apartment. Or buy a condo. Or invest in real estate somehow. Thankfully, you’re totally financially independent these days and can make decisions whether you’re partnered up or solo. Who said couples had to have the nicest places to live?
  7. Be deliriously happy. Sure, there’s a special kind of joy that comes with finding true love, but you can be just as happy on your own. You’re probably even more likely to meet someone great if you already have found a sense of peace in your single days. Funny how that works out.
  8. Think about the future. You can have a bright future no matter what your relationship status says on Facebook (does anyone even look at that these days?). You don’t need to be afraid to plan ahead even if you’re not in a relationship. The future isn’t only reserved for couples taking the next steps.
  9. Feel comfortable. You definitely feel a certain kind of safety and comfort when you’re finally in a new relationship once again. But no one said you couldn’t feel that way without a person in your life, too. Once you forget about what you supposedly can and can’t do as a single woman, you’ll be much happier.
Aya Tsintziras is a freelance lifestyle writer and editor from Toronto, Canada. In addition to writing about dating and relationships for Bolde, she also writes about movies, TV, and video games for ScreenRant and GameRant. She has a Political Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Journalism from Ryerson University. You can find her on Twitter @ayatsintziras and on Instagram @aya.tsintziras.