Who says being single is only about pining for a significant other? You don’t need anyone to complete your life—just ask these fine folks:
“What I love about being single is that I can spend more money on things I love, on my own terms! Dining out and buying gifts for each other can really dent your wallet, and being single lets me invest my hard-earned cash on the things I really want, like concert tickets to see my favorite band.” – Bea, 23
“I’m currently in med school, and I barely have enough time to sleep, much less to date around. I think I’ll only stand a chance if I go out with someone who’s in the same field and who understands the struggle. But I don’t mind—at least I’m 100 percent focused on my studies. My future girlfriend can wait!” – Carlos, 25
“One of the best things I did when I was still single was to go on a seven-week solo backpacking trip across six countries. It forced me to get out of my shell and made me realize that I’m actually made of sterner stuff than I previously thought. Sure, traveling with a significant other is fun, but I think it’ll be impossible to replicate the exhilarating feeling of going on an adventure alone.” – Katy, 27
“Being single means having the absolute freedom to do the things you enjoy. I love traveling, and I like that I can go anywhere on the spur of the moment without worrying about a significant other waiting back home.” – Gerome, 32
“For me, being single is the best time to work on improving and loving yourself. Think of you and your significant other as a cube divided into two triangles—you complete each other, but you should also be able to stand alone.” – Gina, 28
“I like not having to deal with the drama that crops up in every relationship. No secrets, no quarrels, no overly clingy partners, no fits of irrational jealousy. Bliss.” – Philip, 30
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