Sex + Relationships

It’s Okay to be Single!

Even though National Singles Week was last month, there’s no need to stop celebrating the pros that come with flying solo. Seeing couples mackin’ all over campus might make this hard, so check out the perks below if you’re feeling bummed. Remember: It’s okay to be single, because sometimes being in a relationship isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Being Single…

Means you can do what you want.

Watch whatever you feel like on TV. Go out whenever you feel like it. And with Halloween upon us, there’s no need to try and convince your significant other to be the Bamm Bamm to your Pebbles or the Mickey to your Minnie.

Is a time for soul-searching.

It’s time to do you! Learn about yourself. What do you like or want to change about yourself?  Now’s the time for you to shine and to try and make those changes happen!

Can make you a better friend.

You don’t have to make an excuse for bailing on girls’ night or opting out of a trip to the mall with your pals. “Once you get hitched, priorities change. Spa days and shopping trips become a thing of the past and your Friday nights are usually devoted to your beau,” says Amy Paturel of SELF magazine.

Doesn’t mean you’re never going to find your Mr. Right.

According to the 2011 Census, there are 102 million unmarried people in America 18 and older. That’s a lot! (Note: that number is constantly growing and doesn’t even include the cute foreign boys out there!) Additionally, the 2007 Census counted 393 dating service establishments nationwide. These services make it a bit simpler to find potential hubbies.

Means your money is your money.

Spend it anyway you’d like, whether that would be on the boots you’ll need for the ‘Cuse winter that’s approaching or on some new pillows to make the bed you have all to yourself comfier than ever. Also, you don’t have to worry about getting a necklace that you’re never going to wear or a box of mediocre chocolates!

Isn’t as stressful.

According to research done by the National Institute of Health, the conflict that often comes with relationships can lead to depression.

Is fun!

Most importantly: being single is a blast! Enjoy it!

By Shweta Shreyarthi

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