Being in a relationship is all dandy and nice but don’t for one second think being single is sad and pathetic. One thing we don’t know is that people in relationships (mostly men) always yearn and miss their days as bachelors. Here are some few upsides of being a single woman

 

1. SPENDING FOR TWO
The ideal relationship is financially equal, but you’ll still probably end up paying both your share and your significant other’s at some point along the way. Then you have to worry about birthday, Christmas and even anniversary presents on top of it all. When you’re a single lady, you can be as selfish as you want with your hard-earned cash.

 

2. ALWAYS BEING READY FOR SEX
It might not be NECESSARY to shave when you’re in a relationship, especially as time goes on and you get more comfortable with each other, but for those of you who feel sexier without stubble, it can be a lot of work to make sure you always feel like a hairless goddess in the bedroom. Does it suck when you’re single and don’t know if you’ll get laid tomorrow or next year? Yep. Does it suck only having to make sure you’re smooth and silky every once in a while when you know you’re going to get laid? Nope.

 

3. WONDERING IF HE’S CHEATING ON YOU
This usually isn’t a problem in healthy, trusting relationships, but it’s NEVER a problem when you’re single. When you’re not committed to anyone at all, you can rest easy literally 100% of the time knowing that there are zero hot blonde coworkers that you have to worry about.

 

4. SACRIFICING YOUR TIME FOR SOMEONE ELSE
When you’re single, you have to miss exactly zero Jenifa’s Dairy episodes to attend your significant other’s work parties. You never have to squeeze in time for someone else when all you really want is to spend time alone with a good book. Not making time for your partner when you’re in a relationship is generally pretty crappy, but when you’re single, the only person you need to spend time loving is yourself.

 

5. CRUSHING ON SOMEONE ELSE
Even when you’re in a committed and loving relationship, it’s normal to develop crushes on other people — but sometimes you experience a little bit of emotional turmoil when it happens. You (obviously) aren’t going to cheat on the one you love, but it’s also tearing you up a little bit knowing that you’ll never get to tongue-wrestle with that hot dude at the gym. Good news, though — when you’re single, an innocent crush can develop into whatever you’d like.

 

6. MAKING CHOICES BASED ON YOUR RELATIONSHIPS FUTURE
Deciding between moving away for your dream job and staying put to be with your dream guy can be heart-wrenching… if you’re in a relationship, that is. The single people out there are free to chase their wildest dreams wherever and whenever they please without feeling like they’re being held back by another person.

 

7. IDIOTIC FIGHTS
Even the best relationships have their fair share of bickering over what seems to be nothing, and over time, those little squabbles can be emotionally exhausting. As a single woman, those silly battles aren’t even on your list of things to worry about. You can live your life the way you want without having to worry about someone making passive-aggressive comments about how you load the dishwasher.

 

8. LOSS OF SLEEP
Once you start staying over at someone’s place on a regular basis, say goodbye to being able to stretch out on the bed and not worrying about someone else making the mattress creak all night. Sharing a bed with someone you love can be nice, especially if you’re a cuddle bug, but the coziness wears off when you start waking up multiple times during the night because your S.O. snores. Getting a full night’s sleep is a definite perk to living the single life.

 

9. JEALOUSY PROBLEMS
Being single allows you to be friends with as many sexy men as you want without having to worry if your partner is going to get all weird and possessive around you because of it. Even if things really are strictly platonic between you and your guy friends, it’s a lot easier to maintain opposite-sex friendships when you know you’re not going to be asked to delete them off Facebook by a controlling boyfriend.

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