Being single has many perks, and there are at least eight reasons against a relationship. For example the silence and the freedom: you just grab a cup of coffee, a good book and enjoy the time with yourself.
There is still a social cliché that you HAVE to find a partner. That a relationship in life is the non plus ultra. But being single also has many beautiful sides and there are various reasons that speak against a partnership.
Back to the time when you just had a cup of coffee for yourself – rarely in life do you have as much time for yourself as when you are single and childless. Relaxed face masks, a nice documentary and sleep or go to the gym when you want.
A partnership costs a lot of time, so it can happen that one or the other friendship simply falls by the wayside. Maybe we saw each other every two weeks before and whoops, my partner and boyfriend or girlfriend last saw a month ago.
time for self-actualization
No matter whether professionally or privately, self-realization falls by the wayside due to a lack of time or different ideas about life with your partner. You have much less time in a relationship to take care of what you always wanted to do in life. For example writing a book.
When you’re single, you often cut a better figure
You gain weight in relationships
Everyone knows it, suddenly cooking together and eating are the highlights of the week. And it’s still so much fun to explore new restaurants with your partner or to cook the best recipes. Gaining weight is almost guaranteed in a partnership.
Less emotional baggage
As a rule, one worries and thinks more about a partner than about a boyfriend or girlfriend. You always live a little bit of the other person’s life. So you get angry at your partner’s boss or worry if he gets sick. Being single is all about your own emotional baggage.
More varied sex life
As a single you have the option to change sexual partners at will compared to a classic monogamous relationship. If it gets too boring for you, you are looking for a new kick or you want to live abstinent forever: no problem.
To the sea tomorrow, to the other side of the world in three weeks, or simply to clean the apartment at eight in the evening. It doesn’t matter whether it’s about travel, leisure activities, the daily to-dos or anything else, as a single you have maximum freedom to decide when to do what.
Fewer conflicts and injuries
“Love hurts,” even in the best of relationships, conflicts and hurts occur from time to time. Some things are superficial everyday annoyances, other situations hurt you to the core. When you are single, you can mostly disappoint yourself, but not your partner.
I am an author and journalist who has worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade. I currently work as a news editor at a major news website, and my focus is on covering the latest trends in entertainment. I also write occasional pieces for other outlets, and have authored two books about the entertainment industry.